View Full Version : P2500 SW B16.02S has been released

Philips - Remko
01-11-2012, 10:23 AM

- Rhapsody change from WMA to MP3 stream to ensure a better service / as requested by Rhapsody

- Improved Internet radio playability, e.g. like Hitradio FFH, or Danish stations

Software Version Verification Procedure

1. In active mode, press the SETTINGS button on the device.
2. Press to select Information, press OK.
3. Press to highlight Software version: and the display will scroll to indicate the current software version your device is having.

How do I update the software on my device?

Make sure that your device has established a valid Internet connection with your router.

1. In active mode, press the SETTINGS button on the device.
2. Press to select Check for software upgrades; press Check Online
3. It will then check with the server whether there is newer software available. If there is a newer one, the screen would show:

New software is available for your product. Do you wish to install the software (see manual for conditions)?

4. Click Yes to start downloading the new software via the Internet.
5. After finish downloading the new software, the device will automatically start upgrading to the new one.
6. After the upgrade has finished, device will restart and you can then enjoy the device again.

01-11-2012, 10:13 PM
Until today's firmware update I could control the NP 2500s (I've got two of them) easily with my iPhone and Android through a wide variety of Apps.
My day-to-day use case is to select music from the Phone / or on my Synology-NAS and play it on the renderer (the NP2500). Apps that worked properly until today are iMediaControl, 8Player and DLNA Remote for iPhone and 2Player for Android.
The Streamium series appeared to be the only living room device that can be controlled that way.
Now I cannot do that anymore. They simply do not appear in the list of renderers.
In Windows Media Player and on the Web-Audioplayer of my Synology NAS I can see the two devices and send music to them. But not on my mobile devices anymore.

I guess, there has been made a slight change to the DLNA implementation in the firmware and now not all apps can handle the NP2500 anymore.

My question now is/are:
1. Will this be addressed with a (soon coming) firmware update?
2. If not so, how can I roll back the firmware?

Any help is highly appreciated.

Thank you,

Thomas Friebel

01-13-2012, 06:31 PM
Thanks, will test it this weekend!

01-14-2012, 02:34 AM
I've tried the external control point function. Seems to be fine.
On my iPhone I used Twonky.
My NAS was a Seagate BlackAmour or a Thomson TG787.
Both worked fine on the NP2500 with the latest SW B16.20S.
Seems no change with compared with the old SW B14.03S ...

01-14-2012, 02:45 AM
Also with PlugPlayer things work fine ...