How does the OMNIplay app work with time, date, DST, and NTP settings?

Setting the correct settings and device configuration when installing the OMNIplay app is critical for stable operations. In this article, we will provide information about how your media player's device configuration will function with OMNIplay

The basics: OMNIplay needs power and a network connection.

Before we look into the details, it is important to know that in general, for the OMNIplay app to function properly, it requires a supported Media Player OS / Platform to run on, as well as an internet connection that can communicate over Port 443 with (Read more about Network access and requirements here)

Mixed hardware?

As a Databeat user, you may have multiple brands/manufacturers and even different generations of media players and hardware. When troubleshooting why the OMNIplay is not functioning properly, it is vital to understand that Time & Date, Day Light Saving Time may function differently based on the platform. (Read more about Supported Hardware here)

Time, date, Daylight saving time (DST)

Android, LG, and Windows.

You can set a manual configuration on your device, but we recommend synchronizing time, date, and DST with the internet based on the device’s Time Zone. Ensure the Time Zone on the device is set correctly if there are any issues.

Pro tip: In OMNIplayer settings/Advanced Settings, you can disable or enable the Auto Time Sync feature on the device remotely. This may come in handy when troubleshooting!


Samsung has their own way of managing time, date, and DST. To ensure that the time is correct, the OMNIplay app will synchronize at startup, but will require a network connection to work.

When the OMNIplay for Tizen application starts up, it will retrieve device information and player configuration from the DatabeatOMNI server. At this point, the Time and Date settings will automatically synchronize with the DatabeatOMNI server.

If your device starts without a connection to the internet or cannot communicate over certain ports in a strict network, the app itself will apply +1 hour at startup to allow DST to function even when offline (Based on the European DST Standard).

If you are planning an unusual network setup for your media player, please base your configuration on the default “Winter Time” and allow OMNIplay to add +1 for “Summer Time”.


We hope this explanation helps you better understand how OMNIplay works with date, time, DST and NTP. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to our support team.