Article ID : 00014610 / Last Modified : 11/15/2013

How to use PARTY functions on the HomeShare Network system.

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To start a party, which allows other units that support the party streaming function to play the same music while in different rooms, follow these steps:

  1. Turn the power on for all the party devices.
  2. Make sure that each unit is connected to the network and that each unit is in a status which allows them to join a party.
  3. Start playback using one of the following:
    • The AUDIO IN terminal.
    • The audio content stored on the network server for this system.

    NOTE: If using the SA-NS310, SA-NS410 or the SA-NS500 model Network speaker, the Airplay® feature is not supported when using Party mode.

  4. Press and hold the PARTY button until the PARTY STREAMING indicator lights up in green. The party begins.

    NOTE: You cannot start a party if you are currently participating in another party.

To close a party: Press and hold the PARTY button for a few seconds until the PARTY STREAMING indicator goes off.

To join a party: When another unit (or party host) is having a party, press the PARTY button.

NOTES:

  • The unit joins the party as a party guest.
  • The PARTY STREAMING indicator lights up in amber.

To leave a party: Press the PARTY button and the PARTY STREAMING indicator goes off.

NOTES:

  • If the PARTY STREAMING indicator lights up in red, an error has occurred. Perform the steps for starting a party again.
  • When the PARTY STREAMING indicator flashes alternately red and green, the number of party guests has exceeded the maximum allowed.  To resolve, remove one of the party guests devices.
  • If the PARTY button is pressed on another unit that also has the party streaming function while this unit is playing a track, the unit will start a party as a party host and the other unit will join the party as a party guest.
  • The left-facing (go back to the previous audio content item) or right-facing (skip to the next audio content item) double arrow Operation buttons may not work depending on the server or audio content being played.