I have a music library on a Mac mini, on the same mesh WiFi network as my Uniti Nova.
The Mac runs 24/7 and has served music and video to Sonos and Plex devices for over 5 years without any problem.
I’ve tried sharing my music using Plex and Asset UPnP and neither work robustly. Asset appears in the Naim app maybe 1/10 times. When it appears, I can browse and play music, but within minutes Asset will disappear from the list of servers in the Naim app - despite this, the album will play to the end. So it’s not a network issue per se. It seems to be more of a discoverability issue.
I’ve just started a Roon trial, and with the core app installed on the same Mac, I’ve been able to navigate and play my music without any problems (so far).
So is UPnP just terrible? Or should my experience be better than this?
Roon is nice, but I resent the high cost when (if it worked) the Naim app should be adequate for my needs.