Information about previous Stream Magic 6 V2 firmware updates

23 February 2017



  • Enabled auto-power-down for all units.
  • Changed default auto-power down timeout to 20 minutes (down from 30)



  • Fixed occasional crash when trying to connect to Spotify
  • Fixed crash when accessing presets from app causing SM unit to crash


28th July 2016 



  • Enabled connection of USB hard drives greater than 2TiB
  • Added support for future IP control protocol
  • SDDP support


UI changes:

  • Updated Rhapsody to Napster
  • Made secondary DNS address optional for static IP address settings in Web administration pages
  • Source naming feature now does not accept blank names
  • Added shuffle & repeat control for Spotify
  • Updated translations
  • Increased limit on maximum number of results returned in stations search
  • Improved upgrade notification compatibility with various web-browsers



  • Fixed model name appearing in French and Catalan webmin page
  • Fixed switching between DHCP and static IPs
  • Security fix CVE-2015-7547
  • Fixed crashes caused by Sony Android TVs
  • Fixed scanning/connecting to hidden networks


28th January 2016:


  • Always display source name on Spotify (ie playlist name) instead of album name.
  • Enabled playback from the default QNAP UPnP server.
  • Fixed 24/192 audio dropout issue on certain networks


20th October 2015 



  • Added 'Play from here' option to media playback pop-up menus
  • Volume/mute indicator on playback screen
  • Network connection and internet connectivity status on playback screen
  • Info screen (long press on i key for useful support information)

UI changes:

  • 851N playback screen now matches CXN
  • Move [Clear Queue] to top of queue browser
  • Highlight currently playing item in queue browser


  • Commas not appearing in track titles in UPnP/USB browser
  • Enable album-art from USB drives on Wi-Fi
  • Allow non-system 24 IR remote codes to control power


12th August 2015: v007-a-140

Add support for metadata extraction from AIFF files (USB browsing)

Add support for metadata extraction from WAV files (USB browsing)

Add ability to add personal presets from Web interface

Add remote debug capability


Use unicode 2630 to indicate playlists when browsing USB drives

Use 'Downwards Arrow with Tip Rightwards' to indicate directories when browsing USB drives

Keep track of the user agent string of UPnP control-points

Handle URLs that return 301 (Permanently moved). Fixes BBC 6 Music

Prefer 'folder.jpg' for album art over 'folder.jpg.jpg' (also png/jpeg

Remove install from URL capability

Check metadata is valid utf8 before storing

Correctly strip leading character from directory name

Record last used companion app in settings data

Update translation catalogue (make intl)

Improve album artwork identification logic

When queueing make the browsing menu busy, not the queue select popup

Product logos updated (dimensions & styles unified) in Web interface.


Fix bluetooth distorted audio issues

Fix lack of album art on foobar2000 (and possibly naim uniti serve)

Fix decoding of ID3v2.4 tags with frame sizes > 0x7f. This would mainly have been an issue with files with embedded artwork that appeared prior to the normal Album/Artist/Title metadata

Prevent crash back/info/home is pressed during "Finding Music"

Fix crash when appending empty directory to a shuffled queue

Fix issue with Starting... translation not being displayed correct in certain languages (eg. German)

Fix crash when trying to hide non-live menu on timeout

Fix menu rendering issue on CXN/851N when pressing HOME from queue popup

Fix memory leak when adding to shuffled queue

Fix crash when backing out of dynamic menu before data arrives

Fix crash when deleting shuffled queue that has been appeneded to

Presets adding added

Fix issue when playing radio station from app after factory reset

Fix leak of album title

Fix memory leak when doing play now/next on a non-empty queue

Avoid potential crash on AirPlay if album art arrives before metadata on first track

Fix crash when dropping back to playback control while menu is still loading

Fix crash when backing out of a USB folder while it's still loading

Fix crash when pressing REPLY/BROWSE_QUEUE in airplay mode (having previously been in media player mode)



6th July 2015: V007-a-101


  • Network playback of DSD - DSF and DFF files
  • Added ability to configure streaming services and podcasts via web settings page
  • Allow Cambridge Connect app to display album art from USB sticks while browsing and playing
  • Allow Cambridge Connect app to display album art during AirPlay playback
  • Display upgrade progress on web settings page

User interface enhancements:

  • Ignore USB playlists within a directory when adding to queue
  • When browsing, feature pop-up play button on front panel in the queue selector rather than always doing play now
  • Remove relevant items from queue when USB device is removed
  • Cache data from browsing USB sticks to allow quicker navigation
  • Upgrade to latest Spotify eSDK (v1.20)


  • Improved stability
  • Improved handling for network connection reconnect
  • Added volume adjustment when live menus are loading
  • Faster queue browsing for larger queue lists
  • One time display for repeated tracks in queue
  • Avoid issue where user was jumped to top of menu tree while browsing currently playing station
  • Handle https:// album art URLs
  • Improved rendering for transitions between menus
  • Updated Japanese translation


18th May 2015:  v006-a-581



  • Fixed issue with low-bitrate stations not playing.
  • Fixed issue with Pandora stopping some tracks after 7 seconds.
  • Fixed issue where unit can randomly switch to Internet Radio source.



  • Improved browsing of Synology network storage devices.

User Interface


  • Added ‘Bluetooth’ menu to Settings to allow control of BT100 pairing.
  • Added [Queue] menu item to Music Library to allow access to the queue.
  • Alphabetically sort items under Music Library.
  • Reduce lag on initial volume control screen on StreamMagic 6 v2.
  • Added Slovak and Czech characters.
  • Updated translations.


17th December  2014: v006-a-411-a-011+a

  • Update translations
  • Prevent "Music Library" getting stuck on 'Scanning' when there is only a USB drive and no UPnP servers
  • Add '[All tracks]' select all tracks in the current folder
  • Fix problems playing back high sample-rates (>=96kHz)
  • Send out CBUS power on/off commands
  • Enabled browsing USB drives via companion apps
  • Support UTF-8 chracters in Wi-Fi network names (e.g. €)
  • Sort Wi-Fi networks by signal strength
  • Upgrade to latest Spotify Connect library


10th September 2014: v006-a-215 

  • Spotify Connect added
  • New queuing interface (including improved shuffle)
  • New UI layout (see user manual addendum)
  • Add support for common system 25 infra-red remote codes​
  • Improvements for companion app support (including Android app)
  • Sort local media (USB) files according to disc number
  • Fix audio being lost at the start of playback
  • Handle currently playing item being deleted from the queue
  • Fix crash when scanning for networks where there are hidden networks
  • Fix scanning for named Wi-Fi networks
  • Fix detecting incorrect WPA keys
  • Fix issues reconnecting to Wi-Fi networks
  • Fix shuffle/repeat icons
  • Display correct text for auto power down time selector
  • Improve IPv6 support
  • Ensure mute is off when coming out of digital pre amp mode
  • Fix issue where sometimes unit will not reboot after upgrade/factory reset


005-a-181+a - Firmware version at launch

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