MusicCast is a brand new multiroom solution from Yamaha, share music between all of your rooms with a variety of devices with one easy to use app.
- iOS10.0 or higher
- A wireless Local Area Network (LAN) and a compatible Yamaha Network product(s)* residing within the same LAN.
Stream the Same or different Music to Each Room
-Stream Internet Radio, Streaming Service, NAS drive and PC.
-Stream internal or external content (TV, CD Player, BD Player, USB etc)
-Support High-resolution Audio Codec (192kHz 24bit)
Compatible models (availability varies depending on regions)
MusicCast BAR 400 (YAS-408)
MusicCast BAR 40 (YMS-4080)
MusicCast 50 (WX-051)
MusicCast 20 (WX-021)
MusicCast SUB 100 (NS-NSW100)
WXAD-10This application performs following functions for purposes described below.
- Making a connection under Wi-Fi enabled environment
The application uses Wi-Fi function on your mobile terminal for the purpose of operating network-enabled devices.
- Accessing to music information stored in your smartphone / tablet
This application accesses to music information stored in your smartphone / tablet for the purpose of displaying, playing and editing the music information and/or playlist.
This application collects user related information using Google Analytics including product name, operation records and any potential fault information as well as the basic information collected by Google Analytics.
Personal information is not collected and remains private. The collected information is used only for marketing activities, product planning and app development in the future.
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- Bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Reinstating Five Stars
In my last review, I lowered MusicCast’s rating from five to three stars because of a perceived problem with firmware updates which ostensibly created a problem playing songs from my mobile devices. As explained by Cracker 1257, another reviewer, there was a stuttering or garbling of songs about 15-45 seconds after first connecting. Sometimes the stream completely dropped.
I was mistaken. The trick is to open MusicCast first, select Airplay, and then open Pandora or similar app, rather than operating the Receiver solely through the app.
My first review, which rated MusicCast at five stars, is therefore reinstated: This app works perfectly. First, one can access Zone 2 on the Yamaha receiver from anywhere in the house. This allows you to play music through speakers located in a room other than the primary system. I can turn on the receiver, select a music source such as Pandora, Sirius or my iTunes library, and adjust volume and tone wirelessly from anywhere in the house through MusicCast. Since I have a Niles speaker selector attached to Zone 2, I can use MusicCast to listen to music throughout the house. Second, MusicCast makes it easier to select the music source than to do so directly through the receiver. Combined with the versatility and clean sound of my Yamaha 870 receiver, MusicCast helps make my system perfect.
Poor ROI; unreliable
The Yamaha receiver is an excellent product, but their MusicCast speakers and technical support is dismal at best. The major problem I’ve experienced is audio stuttering on WiFi connections. Generally they could be fixed with a disconnect/reconnect but that technique is no more. Changing the speakers to WiFi-direct doesn’t help either. The Yamaha technical support team asks very short (less than one sentence) questions in response to my detailed problem tickets which describe my setup and issues w MusicCast and Alexa in detail, leading me to believe they’re just stalling for time. (If they really wanted to solve the problem wouldn’t they want the event logs from the app itself? They never requested them.)
For anyone considering an investment into the new generation MusicCast (that STILL has yet to be released BTW), I would suggest reconsidering, particularly if you intend to use with TV audio as the lip sync is impossible to overcome even with Ethernet.
Update needs ASAP!
Update: updated to 1 Star. I have two receivers, a sound bar and two stand alone speakers.... Airplay cuts out so frequently you can’t even use it. Stuck with Bluetooth. Link plays at different times despite them being wired. Basically non of the claims they made which is why I bought so far into MusicCast work. Still great stand alone receivers... I have been running different Yamaha receivers for 20+ years but this attempt at multi room, airplay issues, is lacking BIG TIME!
1) make it so the blue led light on your speakers turns off when powered down. As it stands the WiFi light stays illuminated and therefor so does my room because it’s extremely bright.
2) since the last update I have had trouble with airplay, the stream suddenly sounds gargled and inaudible. It continues until the streaming service (one that is supported directly from Yamaha) is closed and reopened. On occasion I have to disconnect and reconnect the device.
- Yamaha Corporation of America
- 60.3 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2015 Yamaha Corporation
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.