How does OMNIplay work with Network Time Protocol (NTP)?

If you're wondering how the Databeat OMNIplay app works with Network Time Protocol, this article has got you covered. The good news is that you won't need to worry about NTP, as OMNIplay automatically synchronizes the time and date on your devices.

TL;DR: No need for NTP

Yes, you can use Network Time Protocol (NTP) to sync your NTP-supported devices.

But, synchronizing the time and date will be automatically done and overwritten by the Databeat OMNIplay app anyways.

NTP is a protocol used for synchronizing the clocks of computer systems over a network. It's designed to keep the clocks of all devices on a network as accurate and consistent as possible, and it's crucial for many applications and services that require accurate timing, such as financial transactions, scientific experiments, and network security.

However, with OMNIplay, you won't need to use NTP as the app handles time synchronization automatically.

When your OMNIplayer starts up and has access to the internet, the OMNIplay app will synchronize the time and date from the DatabeatOMNI server. If your device isn't connected to the internet at startup, it will try to synchronize on the next report after reconnecting to the internet.


To make sure that all your different media players show the same time and date, OMNIplay uses the AutoTimeSync feature, which you can find in Advanced OMNIplayer Settings on most players and platforms (not supported on Samsung). You can enable or disable the setting instantly and verify with a screenshot.

We hope this article has helped you understand how OMNIplay works with NTP, or why you don't need to worry about it with OMNIplay. If you have any further questions or need assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to our support team.