You can now use your device to hear audio from the nursery (or wherever you keep yours) in the Sound + Light App. Once turned on, the Audio Monitoring feature will stream audio continuously, even if other soundtracks are playing on the device. Any soundtrack being played from the Sound + Light device will not interfere with their ability to hear ambient sounds in the room.
Requirements for Audio Monitoring:
- Sound + Light Firmware version: 0.10.3 or higher
- iOS app version: 1.0.11-121 or higher
- Android app version: 22.214.171.124 or higher
- Microphone setting is turned on (Sound + Light Settings > “Advanced” > Toggle on the Microphone setting)
- Local WiFi connection (phone and device are on the same WiFi network)
To turn on Audio Monitoring, follow these steps:
- Ensure that you meet the firmware and app version requirements, the device is on, the Microphone setting is enabled, and your device is connected locally to the Sound and Light machine
- Navigate to the Controls screen
- Tap the Audio button in the bottom right corner
To turn off Audio Monitoring, Navigate to the Controls screen and tap the Audio button in the bottom right corner.
Note: On iOS, if the app is killed/force closed, Audio Monitoring will cease. On Android, the sticky notification also has to be dismissed for the session to cease.
FAQ: What happens if I receive a phone call?
If Audio Monitoring is turned on and a phone call is received, the stream will pause and resume once the call has concluded.
FAQ: Will Audio Monitoring pick up sounds from other devices (ex. Nanit Pro)?
Yes, sounds and soundtracks from devices other than Nanit Sound + Light can be picked up during Audio Monitoring. This includes nature sounds (ex. white noise) being played from the Nanit Camera.
Troubleshooting: Common reasons for Audio Monitoring disconnections
- Connectivity issues: Audio Monitoring requires a consistent internet connection and can be affected by various internet-related issues that might disrupt the connection.
- Limitation on Local Connections: Sound and Light supports a maximum of two local connections at a time. If a third user attempts to connect locally to the device, they will encounter a failure and be unable to access the audio feed until one of the other local connections is removed.
- Low Battery: When the Sound and Light machine is not connected to a power source and the battery level becomes critically low, it will automatically shut down, which will also cease Audio Monitoring.