Solid app I'm using this app with a TX-NR828 and it works just fine. Controls Zone 2 like a dream. Great if you want to listen to Sirius or Spotify in the backyard on outdoor speakers. Many parameters can be controlled too. As long as your receiver and phone are connected to the same WiFi, you shouldn't have a connection issue. I never have. Just one complaint... Loading net content takes a few minutes to load initially. Wish Onkyo would look into this. It shouldn't take that long to load. 5 stars if they fix that.
Biggest pile of rubbish like the AVR firmware. Amazing how a simple TCP connection can be screwed up by a bunch of amateur coders. No consistency to the problems: timeouts, unable to find receiver, connections not being made even though receiver can be seen. Lucky dip every time you start the app. Sometimes even have to unplug AVR to get it to connect again. WTF!! Testing obviously a dirty word for these developers. Crazy think they don't dont seem to learn with each release. Definitely wish i had bought another brand of receiver.
Still Room For Improvement Lack of quick alphabetical track search, album folders that are muddled with missing tracks, and a scrollbar that keeps returning to the top, all make this app disfunctional, particularly if you had to 'phone DJ' your next party. No direct WiFi to amplifier is a real let down if you don't want to use a home router, in contrast to BT connection which is not a great streaming substitute. Your better off using USB files direct and don't use the inbuilt player.
Needs to support more streaming services like Google Music; Spotify support is missing functionality only allowing you to search or play a playlist you saved (would be great if would support spotify connect so the spotify app could be used to control the receiver). Could use a firmware update to the TX-NR509. Having to continually restart the receiver because the receiver firmware keeps locking up and stops responding to controls from the app.
Better with every update. The first release of this app was terrible, years later and a few updates and I find myself using this app more and more. Only looses one star for the severely outdated design. Get in touch onkyo, I'll design a new skin for you.
Won't control TX-8050 Connects to TX-8050, but only controls volume and source. Older versions worked fine, but now it is not possible to select network stations or tune to different FM stations.
What’s New in version 1.81
- Bug fixes