Play music wirelessly
How to play music on your Linn system by sending all the sound from your computer, iPad or iPhone using wi-fi
Use Songcast to play music stored on a computer through your Linn. Download the Songcast app for your PC or Mac and you can send the sound to a Linn system.
iPhone or iPad users can also use AirPlay to send music to a Linn.
Play music from a computer using Songcast
How to use Songcast to send the sound from a PC or Mac to your Linn system
Download and install the Songcast app to start sending sound from your computer.
Installing the Songcast app
Choose the download for your operating system (OS) below and install the Songcast app:
Make sure your system is up-to-date
You'll need the your system running on the latest software to use it with Songcast. Our Install Wizard does this for you when you setup your system for the first time. So if you haven't already, run the Wizard and get up-to-date.
Using the Songcast app
Once installed, the Songcast app is always running in the background, which means you only have to turn it on or off and choose between listening to music or video.
Turning Songcast on/off
- Click the Songcast icon in your status bar (Windows) or taskbar (Mac)
- Choose LISTEN TO...My DS to turn Songcast on and send all audio to your Linn system
- Choose LISTEN TO...My Computer to turn Songcast off and send all audio to your computer speakers
The best way to change volume is to set your computer – or whatever app you're using – to full volume and use your Linn system to control the volume.
You can change volume on your Linn using the Songcast app or your normal controller e.g. remote control, Kinsky app.
Your system plays nice with AirPlay
You can also use the AirPlay button within iTunes to send sound from a PC or Mac to your Linn system, without using the Songcast app. Simply choose the AirPlay button in iTunes and select your Linn system as your speakers
Play music from an iPad or iPhone using AirPlay
How to use AirPlay to send the sound from an iPad or iPhone to your Linn system
There is nothing to set up – simply choose the AirPlay button as you normally would and select your Linn system as your speakers.
You can select the AirPlay button from with an app (e.g. iTunes) or by double-clicking the Home button and swiping right to access the Media controls.
Wired or wireless?
Songcast and AirPlay work whether you are using a wireless connection or “wired” (i.e. using an Ethernet cable) to connect to your network. As long as all your devices are on the same network, it doesn't matter how they connect