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Can I play music from my UPnP NAS with VLC on Android? And if so, how do I find my UPnP device from within VLC?

I'm on the latest beta VLC for Android on a Nexus 4.

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No I don't think you can do that directly with VLC.
But you could use another app like BubbleUPnP or UPnPlay, they are made for the purpose.

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    UPnPlay has the strangest interface of all Android apps ever. I'd go with BubbleUPnP. – Nathan Osman Dec 28 '13 at 7:09
  • I personally like Slick UPnP app. – Etherealone Mar 7 '15 at 10:41
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    From version 2.0 on, VLC for Android seems to support UPnP. – Karsten W. Aug 14 '16 at 7:39
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Well you can play music with VLC but only through another app. I did it like this:

  • Downloaded ES File Explorer on your Android device of course :)
  • When you open the Es File Explorer you will see 3 icons top center (Local, PC and Cloud): Click on the middle one (PC icon)
    enter image description here

  • A new page just opened. Bottom left corner click on new: enter image description here

  • After that just fill in the necessary fields and save. Now you can brows through you NAS and listen to all the music and even watch movies if you have any: enter image description here

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