Important note on PlayDirect™ for iOS devices.
Libratone PlayDirect™ is a great addition to the Libratone
feature set. It enables you to stream music stored on your iOS
devices or computer wirelessly to your Libratone speaker without
the need for an in-home Wi-Fi network connection.
The iOS operating system currently does not support
simultaneous use of Internet data and music services along with
Wi-Fi services such as PlayDirect. This means that when your iPhone
or iPad is connected to your Libratone Zipp, Live or Lounge via
PlayDirect - you will not have access to the internet nor be able
to use streaming music services such as Pandora, Spotify or
However, help is at hand, here's a guide that shows you how to
enable PlayDirect and streaming music at the same time.
Just follow the steps below:
Switch on your Libratone speaker and activate PlayDirect (press
the PlayDirect button on the back panel of your Zipp/ double press
the Libratone logo button on Live or Lounge to make it breathe the
white PlayDirect pulse - one fast - one slow).
Select Settings and then Wi-Fi on your iPhone or iPad.
Press the Libratone speaker network in the Wi-Fi list and await
the network to be selected (checkmark appears).
Press the blue arrow to the right of the network name to enter
Wi-Fi connection setup.
Under IP-address select Static.
Insert 192.168.1.10 as IP-address.
Insert 255.255.255.0 as Subnet Mask.
End configuration by pressing Wi-Fi in the upper left
If your iPhone or iPad has strong 3G/4G coverage you will now be
able to use a streaming music service along with PlayDirect, as
well as use normal Internet services simultaneously.
Enabling the workaround is a one-time operation on your iDevice,
so it stays there until you actively decide to disable it again (by
using the "Forget this Network" option on your PlayDirect
Important note: Please beware that
data and music streaming services can be very data consuming, ie. we only
recommend using this feature if you're on an unlimited data plan
with your telecom provider. Alternatively, please carefully monitor
your data usage to avoid excessive (and expensive) data consumption
while using a streaming service.
Note: If you have more than one iDevice that you want to enable
with PlayDirect and streaming music at the same time, please use
consecutive IP addresses in the "IP-address" field (ie. use
192.168.1.11 as the
IP-address for your second iDevice and so on).
NOTE: If you abruptly disconnect the connection to your
Libratone speaker from your iPhone or iPad, or if your device is
carried out of reach of your speaker, you may have to reconnect by
switching the speaker OFF and ON.