Streaming to a media player or smart TV

Your Pearl-2 can use UPnP and SAP to stream to set-top boxes, digital signs, smart TVs and other digital media players.

The following table gives an overview of each option.

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Using the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) networking protocol, your Pearl-2 can be discovered and can stream to software and hardware media players, set-top boxes and Smart TVs with ease. See Stream using UPnP.


SAP (session announcement protocol) is a protocol for broadcasting multicast session information. You can enable SAP and stream over a local network when MPEG-TS multicast streaming is configured, see Multicast streaming.

Media players can see the announcement or can use the multicast SDP file (session description file) directly, see Viewing with Session Announcement Protocol (SAP).

To stream video outside of your LAN, use a CDN or configure port forwarding on your router. Refer to your Network Administrator. Network configuration is beyond the scope of this guide.