Help with streamer software

I ordered a PS Audio streamer, the AirLens, due here this week. PS Audio does not have an app for their streamer, and I am not interested in using Roon. I found a full-featured app called JPlay that works very well for streaming Qobuz to my current Lumin streamer.

My problem is that I listen to a lot of internet radio, and that is not supported by JPlay. TuneIn and other radio apps that I am aware of do not stream directly to higher-end devices. I know I can stream to my ipad and bump that over to the streamer but the quality problems are well known.

Does anyone know of a radio app for iOS that will stream directly to a higher-end DNLA / UPnP streamer? Or is there another way to solve this without getting into the Roon world?

Thanks in advance.


If BubbleUPnP works it is a fine free program. It is for control only, all music goes directly through the streamer from the Web.

Aurrender all functions? Wrong, no Roon.

I figured they built it for Roon because Paul was such a fan years ago. And he does not build anything for local USB play. Magna Mano Ultra gives you i2s AND 4 USB ports,  Roon if you want it.. Built in PS (no wart.)

They will flash it to any OS you want. And it’s less money. If you can hear a galvanic isolation difference, keep it.

I put Octave radio in Volumio easily.

Linn radio is no longer in the Tune In directory.

The ps audio provides superior output interfaces like i2s which Aurender doesn’t. As for the Aurender software, it’s terrible compared to Lightning DS, Lumin, audirvana, and of course Roon. And I would bet 99% of all Aurender users use usb output which is also a terrible interface. This is why the better dacs and streamers don’t even provide an usb interface.

Give Audirvana a try. They are improving on their gui in each release and the sound quality surpasses Aurender and other 3rd party software for sound quality, even a little bit better than Roon. Many years ago I used upnp and minimserver so my Auralic Aries Lightning DS software would interface with all my ripped/purchased music.

THe USB vs I2S debate if tremendously overblown.  While superficially I2S seems to have an advantage by seperating out the clock, the implementation of I2S has been horrible.  There is no standard and implemtation is different by every vendor.  I wouldn't be afraid to try it, it may sound great. But the truth is there is a tiny advantage and implementation matters much, much more.  Innuos buillds their streamers around USB and I'd put that up against any I2S.  My new Grimm uses AES/EBU and is fantastic.  Bottom line is, go with the one that the manufacturer built the system around.  

The negative press for USB is all about selling other options and lots of keyboard "experts" have picked up the sales pitch and run with it like the key to higher knowledge and sexual gratification.

Finally, choosing a component based on whether is has I2S support or not is like picking a state to move to based on the color of the license plate.  Focus on what really matters, not I2S.


My Cambridge Audio CXN 60 provides great support for Internet Radio.  I have 15 favorite stations in my presets.