uPlay Stream


uPlay Stream from QED is a multi-room Wi-Fi (and ethernet) streamer that focuses on playing music files stored locally and on a few cloud services (sky drive and dropbox). Thats it. No airplay, bluetooth, internet radio or native solutions for Spotify. Just playing audio files.

It plays both standard resolution and uncompressed high resolution files up to 24-bit/96 quality, which is higher than Sonos can (16-bit/44.1). uPlay Stream supports the formats: MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, FLAC and Apple Lossless.

It connects to a receiver with analogue connections to Phono and 3.5mm jack. So no digital connection available.

You can play music from Mobile devices, Computers, Network Storage and Cloud storage. Either with the dedicated smartphone app for iOS and Android. Or with any DLNA/UPnP compatible client.


You can have up to 8 uPlay Streams in a multi-room solution. Controlled separately (one controller for each zone is required when playing different music simultaneously) or playing the same music in party mode on all zones (from one controller).

If you don’t have the need for online services like Spotify but want to play your own music files in different quality and formats, uPlay is a product to consider. It’s low price makes it an even more interesting deal.

Moto Stream

Moto Stream

Turn any speaker wireless by connecting Moto Stream to its receiver, which lets you stream music from smartphones, tablets and computers within 300 feet / 90 meters.

Up to five people can be connected as a collective DJ. Hiest it if you don’t like the music that is playing.

The streaming is done by either Bluetooth or NFC. Moto Stream is connected to the receiver by 3.5mm – RCA or 3.5mm – 3.5mm.

As a Bluetooth and NFC adapter, it simply plays what the connected device is playing without the need for any specific app or in app functionality.

Moto Stream looks a bit like Googles failed Nexus Q. In fact both Moto Stream and Chomecast can be seen as better priced and niched offsprings to Nexus Q (Google owns Motorola that makes Moto Stream).

Motorola sells it here.