Completely opaque description and functions: The music cast system is supposed to work with my RX-V679 receiver, and the app is closed to control the receiver. But without another audio device (ie, an expensive Yamaha speaker), you can't get past the setup screens. . I wanted to use it to link my mobile devices. (phone, tablet) to the receiver, but that seems impossible without their speakers, too. Booooo , Yamaha.
It works very well - though a few improvements would improve it still further. It would be great if inputs could be renamed. The vTuner software isn't all that nice and saving stations puts them in a default folder from which they cannot be moved. The volume control for multi-room is a bit jerky. But other than that it is brilliant and the sound quality is superb with real Hi-Fi amps being controlled. RN602 does all that Naim does at a fraction of the price. Well done but please make it even better by ironing out the bugs....
Very good with minor caveats. This app allows me to play my flac encoded audio files from my Note 4 phone and (still using the same phone) a Western Digital media system at full quality via my Yamaha A/V anp. Vastly superior to bluetooth and no skipping! However, the skin for the app is dire ... trying to read track data with dark grey text on a light grey background can be impossible. We need the ability to alter the colours and then this app would be superb!
Uses Spotify Connect and that is almost useless in a product like this. How do you add songs to the play queue from both local source and Spotify? This is a social app, not a single user system. Yamaha is no where near to be competitor for Sonos. Even the small devices does not have the sound quality of Sonos. And Sonos is NOT a good sounding system.. And no Tidal. The last is a no go for more MusicCast devices.
Musiccast has the potential to solve the one problem we need solved and it completely ignores it. I want to play the audio on my phone, not just control it. I already have $800+ earphones and a $700 phone with high speed WiFi so I don't want to spend another $500 on Bluetooth headphones that aren't going to be anywhere near the quality of what i currently have. It's so simple, whatever source the receiver is playing I want to hear through my Android phone. Make it do that and this app will be one of the most useful apps ever made.
Fine app and products, but a surprising lack of features (only Pandora and Spotify). Would be great to see a product roadmap, but can't find one... Beware this smells like a future abandoned product.
MusicCast CONTROLLER has been updated, overall stability has been improved and new functions are now available
- Added TIPS how to use MusicCast
- Support Android7.1 (App shortcuts)
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