As an Auralic hardware customer, I’d love to see OpenHome/UPnP/DLNA media renderer device support added for the iPhone/iPad. (i.e. Lightning DS device list drop-down would also include the iOS device).
Of course, I typically listen to music via the Auralic streamer connected to my system in the main listening room. I mostly play from my private FLAC collection stored on an internal SSD in the Auralic streamer. So my private collection is visible on my local network as a DLNA-based media server (Lightning Server).
My use case for feature request:
- Private listening via wireless headphones of my personal FLAC collection using the Lightning DS app anywhere within my local WIFI range (e.g. working in my garage, den or just lying in bed).
I currently use the 8Player Pro app on my iPhone to accomplish this (i.e. I select the DLNA media server for Lightning Server) But 8Player is a pretty basic player interface. My feature request would allow me to use the Lightning DS app, which has all the advanced player function I use when listening via my Auralic target device in my main listening room. I realize ROON has iOS target device support, but I don’t need or want to invest in ROON. The Auralic player is my preferred player interface.
I am not asking Auralic to support all DLNA based media servers, just their Lightning Server. So the iPhone/iPad device support via Lightning DS would only be for Auralic hardware owners.
If iOS target device support was added, users would get all the other iOS target support for free (Bluetooth, Chromecast, etc…)
Thanks for considering this request. It is mostly driven by the fact I prefer using the Lightning DS app over other players (ROON, 8Player, native TIDAL, native QOBUZ). And the fact my default mode is listening to my private FLAC collection indexed as a library on Lightning Server.