General Description

The ShurePlus PLAY Mobile Listening App is a high-resolution music player with advanced EQ controls. Play uncompressed audio files with your iOS or Android mobile device. Use built-in Shure presets to control the sound, or customize your own presets.

Features

  • Import and play multiple, high-resolution file types
  • Customize presets with the parametric graphic EQ
  • Adjust your volume with the full-screen fader
  • Create playlists and organize your music by playlist, artist, album title, song title, genre, or composer
  • Quickly dial in your sound with EQ preset modes for a variety of listening situations.

Home

View and sort your music library by artist, album, song, or playlist on the Home screen.

① Edit Tap the edit pencil icon to remove categories that you don't use.
② Recently Played View recently played files. Tap Show All to view your listening history.
③ Recently Added View recent additions to your music library. Tap Show All to view the recently added files list.
④ Mini Player View the song name, artist, and album. Play or pause the music. Tap to bring up track view to see detailed file information and scrub across the waveform.
⑤ Navigation Bar Tap to access home, search, equalization, and app settings.

Add Audio to Your iOS Device

Add Music Using iTunes

  1. Connect your device to a computer and open iTunes.

    Note: We recommend using the most current version of iTunes.

  2. Select your device icon (next to the Library button).
  3. Select File Sharing from the settings column.
  4. Select ShurePlus PLAY from the list of file sharing apps. You might need to scroll down if you don't see ShurePlus PLAY right away.
  5. Tap Add File... to browse your computer and find the file or files you want to add to your music library.

    Note: Large files may take longer to upload.

  6. Repeat this process to continuing adding files. Once you've accessed the PLAY folder from iTunes File Sharing, you can simply drag and drop files from your computer to the app.

Add Music Using AirDrop®

  1. Make sure that Receiving is on for the receiving device. Select Contacts Only or Everyone.
  2. Select the audio file on the sending device. Tap Share and then More to access your contacts.
  3. Select PLAY to copy the song to ShurePlus PLAY.

Important: An iOS device will not add tracks if the file is corrupted and unplayable. Also, the player will not add a track that is a duplicate of another.

Add Music Using the Files app

  1. Upload audio files from your computer to any cloud-based app that you use on your mobile device.
  2. Open the Files app on your device and locate your uploaded files.
  3. Tap Select to select the file that you'd like to add to ShurePlus PLAY. For best results, upload one file at a time.
  4. Tap the action icon (the square with an arrow pointed up).
  5. Tap Copy to Play. The Play app will open.
  6. A notification will appear to let you know when your file is successfully imported.

Important: An iOS device will not add tracks if the file is corrupted and unplayable. Also, the player will not add a track that is a duplicate of another.

Add Audio to Your Android Device

Prepare Your Android Device for File Sharing

Your Android device may require you to complete a couple steps before you can easily transfer files into ShurePlus PLAY. When a mobile device is connected to a computer with a USB cable, the device automatically begins to charge. Follow these steps to allow for file transfers.

  1. Connect the Android device to your desktop computer with a USB cable
  2. Open Settings to locate connection preferences
  3. Select File Transfer

Use Windows Explorer to locate your Music folder. You should be able to drag and drop new files. Any audio files that are already physically stored on your device will be synced to ShurePlus PLAY when you open the app.

Important: An Android device will skip a corrupted track and move to the next playable track. Also, the player will not add a track that is a duplicate of another.

Add Music Using Other Audio Apps

ShurePlus PLAY will automatically display files that are found in other apps on the device because Android apps recognize audio files that are located throughout the device.

Your Music Library

View your audio files by playlist, artist, album, song, genre, or composer. Tap the Edit pencil on the Home screen to remove any category from view.

Music Library viewing options

Within categories, items are organized alphabetically. Tap the Filter icon to view alternate sort options within playlist, album, or song categories.

Music Library Sync

The first time that you launch ShurePlus PLAY, the app will display notifications that song files have been found on your device and are being added to the PLAY music library. Then, every time that you open the app, the Music Library will take a few moments to sync with the device. This means that any changes made to the audio files remains consistent across the device.

For large collections of audio files, this process might take a few minutes for the songs, and the associated artwork, to appear in the music library.

Tip: For best results, keep the app open to allow for a complete, uninterrupted music library sync. Load time is dependent upon device type and library size.

Closing the app interrupts the sync process. If sync becomes interrupted, simply reopen PLAY and sync will resume.

How to Navigate the Play Queue

The play queue is the collection of currently playing songs. Once a song is played, it is removed from the play queue.

If you are listening to music and select another song, the play queue will clear and continue from the selected track.

Controls

Long press on any artist, album, or song to bring up the related menu options.

Play Next: The song, artist, or album is added to the top of the current play queue.

Play Later: The song, artist, or album is added to the bottom of the current play queue.

Add to Playlist: The song, artist, or album is added to the playlist that you select.

View Artist: Artist view opens.

View Album: Album view opens.

Delete: Delete the song, artist, or album.

Note: To view the play queue, open the Now Playing screen and swipe up or tap the play queue icon in the top right corner.

Play an Album

In album view, listen to the album from any point by tapping that track. PLAY will play the album starting from the song you tap. The previous songs are not played and the queue continues with the following tracks.

Shuffle mode randomly shuffles all of the songs on the album and stops when all of the songs have been played.

There are two versions of shuffle play.

  • Play Queue shuffle: Accessible from the song playing view, randomly shuffles all of the songs in the play queue.
  • Album shuffle: Accessible from album view, randomly shuffles all of the songs on the album.

When shuffle mode is turned off, the remaining songs in the play queue return to the original order, minus the songs that have already been played. Tap Shuffle again to bring up another random track.

Adjust Volume with the Full-screen Fader

  • From the song playing screen, tap the volume icon. Adjust volume with your fingertip and tap close when you find your listening level.
  • Long press the volume icon until the full-screen fader appears. Adjust volume with your fingertip and tap close when you find your listening level.

Playback

① Audio Output

② Play queue (You can also swipe up to view the play queue.)

③ Track artwork

④ EQ information, Volume level

⑤ Track information: Track title, Artist, Album

⑥ Track waveform

⑦ Playback controls: Loop, Previous track, Play/Pause, Next track, Shuffle on/off

Loop

Tap loop for continuous play of a single song or all songs in an album, playlist or play queue. If loop is not selected, play will end once all of the songs have been played.

Using Playlists

Create a New Playlist

  1. Tap the playlists link on the home screen.
  2. Tap "Create Playlist...".
  3. Enter the playlist name and tap "OK".

Add Music to a Playlist

Add songs from the Songs list

  1. Tap Songs.
  2. Long press the song you'd like to add to your playlist.
  3. Tap Add to Playlist and select the playlist that you want to use.

Add songs from the Playlist

  1. Tap Playlists.
  2. Select your playlist.
  3. Tap the 3 dots at the top right corner to bring up the options menu.
  4. Tap Edit Playlist and Add Songs.

The Equalizer

Preset Modes

Use presets to quickly commonly used listening profiles. Five selectable 4-band equalizer presets optimize settings for gain, equalization, and compression. Play a song and find the preset that you think suits the song best. Then adjust levels as needed.

Mode Application
De-ess
Use to reduce sibilance in speech.
Flat
Listen to your unprocessed tracks. The equalizer is bypassed for an unchanged frequency response.
Loudness
Accentuate the bass and treble frequencies to make the overall sound feel louder.
Low Boost
Raise the lower or bass frequencies.
Vocal Boost
Emphasize the vocal range.

Save Your Custom Presets

Start with a Preset

  1. Tap the EQ button to access the equalizer.
  2. Start with one of the five preset modes. Select one and tap Duplicate.
  3. Tap the More Options 3 dots. Tap Edit EQ Preset.
  4. There are three ways to adjust your equalizer. Tap the values to type in a specific number. Tap the - or + to adjust in larger increments. Or, tap and drag the numbered circles for bigger changes.
  5. Tap the check mark to save your new customized preset.

Create a new EQ preset from scratch.

  1. Tap the EQ button to access the equalizer.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the screen to tap the Add New Preset button.
  3. Adjust your frequency, gain, and bandwidth parameters. There are three ways to adjust your equalizer. Tap the values to type in a specific number. Tap the - or + to adjust in larger increments. Or, tap and drag the numbered circles for bigger changes.
  4. Tap the check mark to save your new customized preset.

Search

ShurePlus PLAY allows you to search your music library by artist, album, playlist, or song title. Tap Clear to remove saved searches.

Delete Songs, Albums, or Artists

Long-press on the item that you want to delete. A menu will appear. At the bottom, in red, you'll see the delete track option. Repeat as desired.

Note: The ShurePlus PLAY library is self-contained. When the app is deleted, the music uploaded to the app is also deleted.

Troubleshooting

Issue Solution
Audio tracks from the cloud do not appear in the app. Only tracks on the device will be visible.
PLAY isn't syncing with my music library. Close and reopen to app to re-establish sync with audio files on the device..
My file does not play in the app. To ensure that PLAY will be able to play the audio, make sure that the file:
  • Is a music file.
  • Is an unprotected asset.
  • Is located on the device; not streaming.

Specifications

System Requirements

System Requirements and Compatibility: iOS

  • iOS: iOS 11.3 and higher
  • iPhone: iPhone 6 and higher

System Requirements and Compatibility: Android

Will work with any Android device that has:

  • Android Marshmallow 6.0 and higher
  • USB Audio Class 1.1 support

Android is a trademark of Google Inc.

Supported Audio Formats

Android

FLAC Up to 352 KHz
M4A Up to 352 KHz
MP3 16 to 320 kbps , 44.1 kHz , 48 kHz
MKV Up to 352 KHz
PCM/WAV Up to 352 KHz
OGG Vorbis Up to 352 KHz

iOS

MP3 32 to 320 kbps , 44.1 kHz , 48 kHz
MP4 Audio Audio file extensions: .mp4, .m4a, .m4p, .m4b
AIFF Audio file extensions: .aiff, .aif, .aifc
AAC Up to 352 KHz
PCM/WAV Up to 352 KHz
ALAC Up to 384 KHz

Certifications

Industry Canada ICES-003 Compliance Label: CAN ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3(B)

Note: Testing is based on the use of supplied and recommended cable types. The use of other than shielded (screened) cable types may degrade EMC performance.

This product meets the Essential Requirements of all relevant European directives and is eligible for CE marking.

The CE Declaration of Conformity can be obtained from: www.shure.com/europe/compliance

Authorized European representative:

Shure Europe GmbH

Headquarters Europe, Middle East & Africa

Department: EMEA Approval

Jakob-Dieffenbacher-Str. 12

75031 Eppingen, Germany

Phone: +49-7262-92 49 0

Fax: +49-7262-92 49 11 4

Email: info@shure.de