Review from Paul Cowley
Used to work... Loved this app when it worked, but the latest version doesn't play nicely. Even if I manually enter the IP address, the app cannot find my receiver. I've tried updating the receiver firmware, uninstalling and reinstalling the app... nothing helps. Online support is VERY lacking.
Was great for 2 months. Now it loses connection to receiver less than every two minutes. Basically can press one button and then it's fails. Just uninstalled it and I'll try a reinstall. If it gets better I'll update. I'm using in an access point that allows me to have my a1060, Chromecast, and stb wired. Stb and Chromecast work great with phone apps (Android casting, FiOS app) and a1060 used to work really well. Both stb and Chromecast are HDMI to a1060 then need av app to control volume/zones/inputs. I tried stairs ip on my router. Also tried to force ip in a1060 settings but then it won't connect at all.
It works pretty well. The part of the app that allows you to select songs isn't very well designed but it works well enough. One distinctly lacking feature that it should have is the ability to change which kind of surround decoder. Switching from Dolby or DTS, for example. This is not possible from the app. It would also be really nice if you could see what kind of input the AVR was receiving, for example whether it was receiving a signal for 5.1 or 7.1.
Edit:Taking away another star after a day of use for new version. This has always been my favorite thing about a networked receiver. The newest update seems to have messed up use with the older lines. I have an Aventage avr710 and have never had problems. 5 star all the way. Now I had two crashes in about 20 minutes. Also seems to freeze on loading and lagging on currently playing display.
When I can eventually get it loaded onto any of my devices e g. IPhone, Samsung S7 it will work reasonably well for a few weeks max and then without warning drops into Demo mode. Frustrated, angry and thoroughly sick of it and Yamaha
Works ok. Would benefit from a design overhaul. Would like the ability to program a playlist on the fly. Needs running time counter under the album art. A pitch control Would be a nice gesture as well. Most importantly, we need the ability to find the music easier than scrolling though a list. Needs work here! Would also like to be able to filter out the folders list with the server feature. It lists videos and pictures, even though I only have music on the server.
this app is pretty sweet works great I just don't get why there isn't more eq options in it... it would be nice to adjust each speaker on the fly or at the very least have access to a parametric EQ instead of just bass/trebal.... the zone 2 options are pretty sad as well when using Spotify always kicks out the main zone.... RX-V779
- Compatibility with 2017 network AVRs
- UI Design Improvement
- Change of compatible OS (now changed to Android 4.0.3 or higher)
- DSP Surround Decoder Switch in DSP menu(Compatible for 2011 network AVRs or later)
- Functionality improvement