A few years ago, Yamaha made it a lot easier to bring music to each room in every home wirelessly. For several brands, their multi-room system is only an arm of what they do. It usually lies within a small ecosystem of its own. However, MusicCast is becoming a key part of each Yamaha product and the future looks bright for multi-room music and multi-room audio streaming and distribution.
What is MusicCast?
MusicCast is a platform that allows each receiver to share, receive and send music. This includes stereo receivers, home theatre, powered wireless speakers, soundbars, and wireless speakers.
Therefore, MusicCast creates a multi-room audio experience using compatible wireless speakers.
Android and iOS compatible devices can download the application that then controls the device. The MusicCAst app is distinct from the Android and iOS AV Controller App of Yamaha. However, one can navigate between the 2 or more comprehensive control of home theatre components.
- Designed to work along with compatible products connected to the local WiFi network
- Works very well with Apple Airplay
- Incorporates Bluetooth for receiving and sending
- Compatible with external content sources, which are connected to a compatible stereo receiver or home theatres, like Audio Cassette Decks, Turntables, DVD Players/Blu-ray Disc or other audio source devices
How does MusicCast Work?
With MusicCast, playing content is extremely easy. The device setup is very simple. All you need to do is to choose a room for the mobile app, choose a source to play in that room, select your content, and start playing.
As one would expect, users can provide custom names to any room and make use of colours or images to represent each room. With the use of the built-in camera in your mobile device, one can even take a photo of the room and use it on the app.
Yamaha has made playing audio through different rooms a breeze. To connect rooms, press the link button in the upper left part of the app. Choose the room, which will serve as the master and pick the room to connect off the master room.
When rooms are connected, you’ll have the ability to control the volume in every room independently.
Supposing that all the connected devices are Yamaha MusicCAs devices, hitting a single power button the connected rooms automatically turns off power for all devices. Thus providing easy control over multiple devices.
If setting up and using MusicCast is proving tricky for you, feel free to give us a call and our technicians will be happy to walk you through the process