Using Network Features
About the network
functions of the receiver
• You can enjoy audio content which has been
stored on a DLNA-compliant device (DLNA
CERTIFIED™ Products) that has an
authorized DLNA logo displayed on the
device (page 73).
• You can use the receiver as a device
equivalent to a UPnP media renderer on your
• With an Internet connection, you can listen
to music services (page 75) and update the
software of the receiver.
• You can listen to the same music at the same
time in different rooms through the PARTY
• You can register Media Remote devices to
control the receiver.
DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) is a
standard organization made up of
manufacturers of various products, such as
servers (computers, etc.), AV equipment, and
mobile computing devices which exchange
content (music, photos, and videos). DLNA
decides upon standards and publishes an
authorized logo to be displayed on devices
which support DLNA standards.
Setting up the server
To listen to audio content stored on your server
with this receiver, you need to set up the server
in advance. The following server devices are
compatible with this receiver.
• Sony VAIO Media plus 1.3, 1.4, 2.0, and 2.1
• Sony HDD Network Audio System
• Sony Network AV receiver
• Microsoft Windows Media Player 12
installed on Windows 7 (page 70)
• Microsoft Windows Media Player 11
installed on Windows Vista/Windows XP
* Not available in some countries or regions.
If the server has a function that limits access
from other devices, you must change the
setting on the server to allow the receiver to
This section explains how to set up Windows
Media Player when using it as a server.
For details on the settings of other server
devices, refer to the operating instructions or
help of the respective devices or applications.
The items displayed on the computer may be
different from the ones shown below, depending on
the version of the operating system or the computer
environment. For details, refer to Help for your