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New features, Tidal added to Naim streaming audio products

TIDAL Arrives For Naim Streamers

What’s New?

TIDAL Integration – Including Free 90 Day Trial

The TIDAL streaming service is now available natively from Naim streaming audio products. Using the Naim App for iOS and Android devices, you can now select TIDAL as an input from the home screen. This offers full access to TIDAL and its library of millions of songs in lossless CD quality. The interface is integrated into the Naim app, making for a seamless playback experience.

Even more exciting, Naim is extending a free 90 day trial to existing and new owners of compatible Naim streaming products. Customers will be prompted to claim their free trial via the Naim App when selecting the new TIDAL input.

Mu-so Multiroom

Following the new firmware update (forthcoming) Mu-so will be able to act as a master in a Naim multiroom system where previously it could only be a client player. Now you can play music between up to five Mu-so wireless music systems in perfect sync via the Naim app without other two-channel Naim streaming products.

Mu-so will also benefit from further features already available from two-channel Naim products. Gapless playback, a new alarm clock feature that can be set via the ‘Settings’ menu on the Naim App and Seek2Time have all been introduced alongside support for the new HLS format used by higher resolution BBC iRadio stations.

Firmware Updates

Naim Uniti & standalone network players

  • Support for TIDAL streaming service
  • Update to clock and alarm feature – user now has the option to set product to adjust for DST (Daylight Saving Time), either automatically or manually
  • Improvements to IGMP protocol to enhance product discovery
  • Other minor bug fixes and performance improvements

Naim Mu-so wireless audio system

  • Support for TIDAL streaming service
  • Support for full Multiroom capability – Mu-so may now be the ‘Master’ streamer
  • Alarm clock feature added with choice of automatic or manual DST (Daylight Saving Time) setting, Gapless playback support
  • Seek2Time to search through tracks using scroll bar on the Naim App
  • Support for high-res HLS format used by BBC Radio stations
  • Support for playback of 32bit audio files
  • Other minor bug fixes and performance improvements

Naim App for Android & iOS devices

  • Support for TIDAL streaming service (Naim streamer users require firmware 4.3.24 or above, Mu-so users require 1.2.43 or above)
  • Optional volume slider on bottom bar. To activate go to ‘Settings > Other settings > Bottom bar volume control’

Compatibility of Older Products

Original NaimUniti and UnitiQute models and early NDX models are compatible with this new update but will only gain the new features (HLS BBC Radio support, TIDAL, Alarm Clock) if they are 24bit/192kHz capable.

You can check if your product is 24/192 capable by entering the Setup menu using the front panel or remote control. Then go to Factory Settings > System Status and scroll to > BC SW. If the version number displayed starts ‘3D’ you have the latest hardware. If it displays anything else then you will need to upgrade your hardware to benefit from new features.