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uPlay Stream
Hi-Fi Network Music Streamer

RRP £149.95 SAVE £130

NOW £19.95

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This page is intended to demonstrate the incredible value of our 6 Year Supercare. Under recent legislation, we are obliged to point out that you obviously do not need to purchase an extended warranty at the same time you purchase your electrical goods and are entitled to shop around. We have been encouraging our customers to do just that for years because, not only are our prices significantly cheaper than our competitors, but just look at what else we include:

Free loan machine (Subject to availability. Only if taken back to store)
Should you encounter a problem, just ask and you'll be provided with a unit to ensure you're not without music whilst your equipment is being fixed.

Like for like machine if unit is unrepairable
If, for any reason, we are unable to repair your unit, we'll replace it. Naturally, models do change so, while we can't guarantee that it will be the same model, we do guarantee that it will have equivalent specifications.

Free routine service / Maintenance checks
have your unit serviced as often as you wish, free of charge, during the 6 year period. (Normally excluded from extended guarantees).

45 day cooling off period
If you're not happy with our 6 Year Supercare package just ask for a full refund - no questions asked. After 45 days, providing no claim has been made, you can also terminate the agreement and receive a pro-rata refund.

If you use the policy in the 6 years, you'll have saved yourself tens and perhaps hundreds of pounds. If you don't use it... IT WON'T COST YOU A THING!*

* Simply return your unused Supercare policy within one month of the expiration date, and we'll refund the price of your warranty.
LOWEST PRICES GUARANTEED!We'll beat any genuine advertised price,
even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply.

With the ability to stream from almost any device on your network and in decent quality, the QED uPlay Stream is an invaluable accessory.

The missing link between laptop audio and hi-fi

With the QED uPlay Stream you can take the music from your smartphone, tablet, laptop, PC or NAS drive and send it wirelessly to your hi-fi with ease. Connecting up is easy; the QED connects to your home network hub via either Ethernet wired or wirelessly to your hi-fi via phono or 3.3mm leads. A dedicated QED app (iOS or Android) makes it easy to stream the music either from your phone/tablet or from a computer/NAS drive system. The uPlay Stream also makes it possible to access content from Cloud storage, such as Drop Box and Sky Drive.

Quality sound
At the heart of the uPlay Stream is a high quality Wolfson DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor). This ensures detailed and dynamic sound and the potential to get the most from high resolution sources. The uPlay Stream will stream files up to 24 bit/96kHz for 'better than CD' quality results. Supported formats include Apple Lossless, FLAC, WAV, WMA, AAC and MP3.

Multi-room potential
For music around the home, it's possible to use up to eight uPlay Streams within a single loop. What's more, the QED app provides independent volume control of each unit. Should you require different music in each 'zone' then simply add more smartphones or other devices into the system.

Get quality sound, wirelessly, with the QED uPlay Stream.

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Connection Features
Number of USB sockets fitted. These can be used for connection of media players, wi-fi dongles and other accessories
Optical Digital Output
Does it feature a digital optical output for connection to digital amp/AVR or upgraded DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor)?
Coaxial Digital Output
Does it feature a coaxial digital output for connection to digital amp/AVR or upgraded DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor)?
XLR Balanced Ouputs
Balanced XLR outputs offer a professional grade connection with minimal interference
Coaxial Digital Input
Does it have a coaxial digital input? This allows the unit to also be used as DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) for other components
Optical Digital Input
Does it have an optical digital input? This allows the unit to also be used as a DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) for other components
Networking Features
Apple AirPlay
Does the unit support Apple AirPlay? Apple AirPlay lets you listen to your entire iTunes music library from a suitable iOS device such as iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. Best of all, the system is wireless and so is ideal for building up a wireless multi-room system.
Does the unit support Bluetooth? A built-in Bluetooth receiver lets you stream music from a suitably equipped device such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC.
Wireless Connection
Whether a wireless or, Wi-Fi, connection is included as standard or optional (via dongle). This allows for wireless connection to your home network hub.
Internet Radio & Services
Does it have access to Internet radio and other online music services?
Smartphone Remote
Can you use a Smartphone (iPhone or Android) to control the unit?
DLNA Compliant
DLNA stands for Digital Living Network Alliance. It is an alliance of interested bodies that help standardise streaming content. If a product is DLNA compliant you can be assured it will stream music from your PC, laptop etc to the unit
Green Credentials
Eco Friendly Features
Power Consumption - Standby
This is the power used in watts when the unit is switched off but still powered at the mains and ready to be turned back on
Power Consumption - Normal Use
This is the power used in watts when the unit is on, using standard settings. Note, different manufacturers use different methods to arrive at this figure. In some cases only the maximum power consumption is quoted
General Features
Dimensions of unit (W x D x H) mm.
112 x 94 x 26
Weight of unit, unboxed, in KG.
QED uPlay Stream is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 67.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost perfect. Pros - play music from phone tablets pc or nas drive with excellent audio quality. At £20 excellent value for money. Cons- no airplay or chromecast support so audio from YouTube etc is not a possibility.
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Keeps dropping connection Well 1st one was faulty so cost me a 40 mile round trip to exchange. For the money i took a punt but wish i'd not bothered. WPS connection keeps dropping which is a pain. When hard wired it works great, but this is not an option due to routers location. Maybe work for some people but not me.
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product, needs more info on setup Struggled at first to get it working, but once working was excellent and sounds great through my 20+year old Pioneer hifi. Setup was a problem for me as setting up through the app on my iPhone at first appeared simple but messages appeared on the app that had no explanation in the manual. I sent an email to QEDs customer service, but over a week later I still have received no answer, really not good enough. I phoned RCs own helpline and received good advice. I also tried downloading the dashboard on my iMac, but it will not open. The program appears on Finder as a mobile application, but will not appear on screen. However, once working the product cis great and tremendous value for £20.
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent streaming device I purchased this item so that I could join the 21st century and hook up my rather old Cambridge amplifier and JPW speakers (that I also purchased from Richer Sounds) around 15 years ago! It took me around 10 minutes to connect my iPod touch (4th generation) to my hi-fi via the required app.I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to set this up. Whilst the sound quality is good to very good, I would say my CD player delivers better sound. Another potential issue to watch out for (which applies to all music streamers) is that when my internet is running slowly, the app crashes and therefore music can't be played via this device. This isn't a critism of this device, but it is useful to know if you have medicore internet speeds. All in all, considering the price, I'm very happy. Excellent customer services from Richer Sounds as always.
Date published: 2016-12-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from just what was needed I bought this as a gift for my brother and so have not used it yet. However, it is just what I was looking for, and is sold at an excellent price.
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product Good product..great value ...i will recomended this product
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does what it says, no frills Just the product for what I needed and at £20 who can complain?
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Previously Sceptic Is Bowled Over By QED uPlay Stream ... I was looking for a cheap streamer that I could use in the living room and kitchen and spotted this QED baby in the sale. Once set up with a jack lead into the aux ports on my Marantz amp (also a Richer Sounds purchase!) my sons quickly paired it with their smart phones.It didn't work on my 3G but it did work on my 4G HTC phone (alas, not from Richer) immediately. Once you download the app and set up a playlist it's simple to play and mightily impressive for a tiny piece of kit. The audio quality of the sound through my Gale speakers (Richer, once more!) is much more impressive than I ever thought it would be.The clarity of sound is in no way distorted by the streamer,. What's more appreciated is that since mine was the last one available from the shop and 'open box' they reduced the price by another £5! Superb behaviour. For the price and the simplicity of set up you really cannot go wrong with this streamer. Top notch.Get one, if you can!
Date published: 2016-12-02
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RRP = Recommended Retail Price. RRPs are based on information supplied by What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision magazine, manufacturers, Hi-Fi Choice, Home Cinema Choice, Google, Which? & Pricerunner. Further information is available on request.