I like the look of this. Had been looking at maybe upgrading my bedroom R2 Mk1 and the CD capability of this would be useful.You can also stream audio to your R5 from a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) compatible media server. This is where you browse for music on the server itself and play it through your R5. There are many apps available for Mac, iOS, Linux, Android, Windows phone, etc that will turn your smartphone, tablet or laptop into a DLNA media server. Windows Media Player even has a ‘Play to’ function built in that allows you to stream music stored on your computer directly to your R5. With DLNA media streaming, your R5 functions as a Digital Media Renderer (DMR) so you browse for music on your smartphone or laptop and then stream it to your R5 over your network.
The Mk3 version of the R2 does indeed have streaming built in, via wifi. The range of supported services is fairly basic by modern standards, since the Mk3 came out in 2015:I see they are on the Mk3 version of the R2 now what advantage does this have over the one you have now? If this can stream from my NAS, to where oneday I will transfer my CD collection, maybe having a CD player is not paramount just handy.
The apps for all these types of devices are, without exception, terrible. The Ruark app for example only loads up to the letter G of my network music share's artist list.I am wondering if the Roberts R1 would suit my needs? Plus it is available at £49
Reviews are mixed mainly the app seems to be the problem.