I have an approximately 15 year old Unitilite and I would like to be able to stream music from Tidal or Spotify. At the moment I’m accessing Spotify via Netflix (the Unitilite is connected to my TV). Ideally I’d like to be able to stream from my (Android) phone.
Is this even possible?
If so, what’s the easiest way to do it, given that I’m looking for decent sound quality.
If you’re not seeing the Spotify or Tidal inputs in the Naim app, or on the display, it will be because the firmware is old. You should update it to the latest version which is 4.7.
If you haven’t done a firmware update before it might seem a bit of a faff, although it’s actually quite easy once you’re used to it.
It’s the mini-USB type. Make sure you don’t accidentally use one that carries power only, as supplied with some USB chargers. You need a data cable (obviously!)
When you download the 4.7 update from Naim’s website it will include an instruction sheet. Read this and follow it to the letter. When updates fail it’s nearly always because the user has missed a small detail somwehere.
Thanks for the advice. I’ll get the cable ordered. Just checking: In the factory settings, system status menu ‘version’ is 3.23.00 and ‘boot’ 2.3.0. I presume this means I’m OK to go ahead with the latest update?
OK, well I have installed the firmware successfully (found a cable in my drawer), connected wirelessly to the network, Naim app on my phone connecting fine to the unitilite, picking up radio stations.
But… I can’t find Spotify or Tidal anywhere. Not on the front panel of the unit, not on the Naim app, not on my Spotify app. It’s also not seeing the music on my pc (which it did before) but that might just be a turn pc on and off again glitch.
So, where are Spotify and Tidal? What am I missing?
You may need to enable the input settings. Go to Unitilite in the app, then settings (the gear wheel), then “input settings” and enable Spotify and Tidal. Then back out and the options should be there on the Home Screen).
However, I seem to have installed version 4.6 - maybe I downloaded the earlier update by mistake. Would this make any difference? The installation notes on the website imply that Spotify was available with earlier updates.
4.7 is the latest, so I would suggest you load that and see what happens. It included some fixes for Tidal and iRadio, and also a fix for new features that failed to appear on the 4.6 update, so you might get lucky.
Download it from the web page I linked in a previous post and you’ll get 4.7