Firmware Updates


Notice of Firmware Update for NS-6170

A firmware update for the NS-6170 network audio player is available through the unit's USB input. The latest update includes the following content:

Latest Firmware Number (16 digits):2110-0000-0000-0010

As of 1 August 2018

  • Enhanced security.
  • Adds support for Deezer HiFi.
  • Depending on the Firmware version, update will be needed 2 times.

As of 5 June 2018

  • Minor bug fixes and improvements stability.

As of 4 April 2018

  • Improve the noise during playback via USB/Network

As of 31 January 2018

  • Adds support of external audio inputs* for "FlareConnect".
    *For detail about external audio inputs, please refer to the link below.
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements stability.

As of 30 October 2017

As of 31 August 2017

  • Adds ‘’Play Queue’’ function.
    For detail about updated function, please refer to the link below.
  • Adds ‘’Search/ Sort’’ function on Music server.
  • Adds ‘’Resume Playback’’ function for Internet Radio.
  • Adds "Display WAV file information ( album art, artist, album ) via USB" function.
  • Adds ‘’Fast-Forward/ Fast-Reverse function on USB/ Music Server.
    Please note that only above functions are added this time. Please refer to the link below and find out the explanation of your related function.
    Important notice: *The forementioned functions depend on model - not all functions are available for each model.
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements stability.

As of 25 April 2017

  • Adds support for Chromecast built-in.
    *Chromecast-enabled applications is required to enjoy Chromecast built-in.
    *As an initial setting, before starting to use Chromecast built-in, you need to accept the PRIVACY POLICY on our smartphone application "Onkyo Controller". For more detailed information, Please refer to below.
  • Minor bug fixes and performance improvements.

As of 12 April 2017

  • Adds function of saving/deleting the music file on external HDD connected to rear USB port via network.
    For more detailed information, please refer to below.
  • Minor bug fixes and performance improvements.

As of 28 February 2017

  • Adds support for FireConnect.
    This update will enable streaming from Network Services/USB/Music server.
    *Sampling rates of 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz are supported.(USB/Music server)
    *Onkyo Controller App is required to enjoy FireConnect.
  • Minor bug fixes and performance improvements.

How to Check if Your Firmware Version is Up To Date

To Check if your firmware is up to date, Press MENU on remote -> Press UP and Down to select "Update" and press ENTER -> Press Up and Down to select "Version" and press ENTER and check the 16-digit number (xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx). If any numbers differ from the latest version available, please update your unit.

Precautions for NS-6170 Firmware Update

  • Please read the update instructions carefully before beginning.
  • The firmware update should take 30 to 40 minutes. Once the update begins, don't turn off the power supply to the network audio player until it is time to restart it.
  • Depending on the conditions of the network, a firmware update via a network may take more than one hour or even fail to finish. If the update is not completed within two hours, turn off the power supply by pushing the ON/STANDBY button and then try updating again from the beginning.
  • Updating the firmware and adjusting the settings will be done automatically, but may take some time to complete. Please follow the procedures as instructed when you update. Note that the update may fail, or cause problems for your network audio player, if you do any of the following:
  • Pull out the power cord;
  • Interrupt the power supply to the network audio player (e.g. if the breaker is tripped or if there is an electrical outage);
  • Insert or remove the LAN cable from a device in your network when updating over a network;
  • Insert or remove a USB memory device from the network audio player when updating via USB;

If your CD receiver is damaged for any of the reasons above, an Onkyo service center will repair the unit for a fee.

How to Install Firmware Update for NS-6170

Click below and see chapter of "Firmware Update" on instruction manual

Click below to download the firmware update to your PC, for subsequent installation on your receiver via its USB port.

Please click here for the details about Open Source Software.