MusicCast is a new revolution in multi-room.
Introducing MusicCast – Yamaha’s latest innovation in sound technology. Hear your entire music library come together seamlessly from room to room.
This is Your Home of Sound.
MusicCast offers a new revolutionary, multi-room experience in your home. Enjoy your MusicCast products together or separately - all through one easy-to-use app. Connect your MusicCast sound bar, wireless speakers, and AV Receiver, or Hi Fi system, to stream different music in different rooms so everyone in your house can listen to their favourite tracks at the same time.
Stream the Same or Selected Music in Each Room
MusicCast lets you play audio in every room in your home that contains a MusicCast device — but that’s just the start. MusicCast also allows you to play a song in certain rooms or a different track in each room so you can enjoy rock in the lounge, jazz in the study and R&B in the kitchen.
Stream your favourite music from a host of devices including your PC, smartphone, music apps or even NAS and enjoy the ultimate in musical flexibility.
Streaming Content Without Limits
MusicCast allows you to stream more than just the music you own. Thanks to high levels of connectivity, MusicCast also lets you connect multiple outputs like TVs and Blu Ray players and listen to them throughout the rooms in your home.
MusicCast is designed to help you make the most of music streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora* to give you access to an almost limitless collection.
Bluetooth and AirPlay Compatibility
MusicCast is equipped with Bluetooth and AirPlay technology so you can connect your mobile devices to your multi-room network and listen to music and video apps in room- filling audio.
Bluetooth Output for Another Place Listening
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What's more, all MusicCast devices are equipped with a Bluetooth output so any Bluetooth enabled devices like headphones and portable speakers can become part of your multi-room set up.
Play Music from Any Music Sources
MusicCast features two multi-room connections, Standard and Extend Mode. This means devices close to the router can be connected directly while devices at the further reaches of your home can be connected via strong WiFi signals that are cast over longer distances.
MusicCast automatically configures your multi-room to optimise the connection and give you the best listening experience.
Is it easy to add a new MusicCast device?
It couldn’t be easier. Simply enter the “Room” screen on the app, press the “Settings” icon and select “Add New Device”. All you have to do from there is follow the on-screen instructions.
Can I customise the app interface?
You can. The app allows you to change the “Room” screen background, adjust the order of the room cells and assign a name and a photo to each room in your multi-room set up. You can even use a photo that is stored on your device.
Can I add multiple smartphones to my multi-room system?
Yes. Simply pair the other mobile devices to the router, download the app and select “Connect to Existing System” in the splash screen.
How can I change the order of the room cells?
Press the settings icon on the room screen and enter "App Settings". Press "Sorting" and change the order by drag-and-drop.
Can I rename the input source?
Yes. Simply enter the “Settings” menu from the “Room” screen and select the room you want to edit. Then, select the “Edit Sources” menu and choose the source input you wish to rename.
Will MusicCast products continue to use power if I am not using them?
All MusicCast products have an Auto Power Standby function, which means they will automatically power down if they do not receive a music signal for 20 minutes.
Can I stream the same music to all the rooms in my house?
Yes – and you can do it with ease. Simply assign the room that you want the music to come from as the Master room then link it to the other rooms that you want to play the music.
Can I de-link connected rooms?
Of course. Simply press the “Link” icon in the “Merged Room” screen then remove the room from the list.
Can I cast external sources like a TV, DVD/Blu-ray Player or other USB devices to multiple rooms?
Yes. In fact, you can cast audio from practically any device connected to your MusicCast system. Note, however, that input terminals can vary between models. For example, a phono input is required to connect a turntable.
How do I cast audio from external sources to multiple rooms?
Start by linking the rooms that you wish to play the music in. Then, set the room with the external source as the “Master room”. Once this is done, select the input device that is connected to the external source in the “Merged Room” cell and press play.
Can I pair my smartphone and my MusicCast via Bluetooth?
Yes. Simply open the MusicCast app, select Bluetooth on your MusicCast device and pair it with your mobile device. MusicCast remembers your device so you only have to go through the set up once.
Can I enjoy apps like YouTube on my MusicCast?
Yes. All you have to do is pair with your device via Bluetooth or AirPlay, open the app and press play. Don’t forget that you can cast your music to other MusicCast devices throughout your home using the Link function (Bluetooth only).
Can I cast my music to other Bluetooth Devices?
Yes. MusicCast allows you to stream your music to Bluetooth speakers and headphones — even if they aren’t made by Yamaha. Simply pair your audio devices via the “Sound Setting” icon on the “Now Playing” screen and enjoy playback on your other outputs. Note, you will not be able to play very high resolution audio files over Bluetooth and there may be some lag in playback.
Can I stream via AirPlay?
Absolutely. However, you should be aware that the Link function is only available via Bluetooth..
Can I create a favourites playlist on the MusicCast app?
Yes. Simply press the Share button on the “Now Playing” screen and select “Add to Favourites”.
Can I adjust sound settings?
You can. Simply enter the “Sound Settings” menu through the “Now Playing” screen.
Can I use the Zone function on my AV receiver?
Yes. Enter the “Room” screen via the settings icon and select the room you want to alter. Press and hold the Zone cell and enter the “Settings” menu for renaming. You can add up to ten additional zones.
Which Operating Systems Does the MusicCast Support?
MusicCast is compatible with iOS 7.1 or later and Android 4.1 or later.
Which audio resolution formats can MusicCast stream?
All MusicCast products support WAV/ AIFF/ FLAC 192kHz, 24 bit and Apple Lossless 96kHz. Certain models also support DSD 5.6MHz.
Can MusicCast stream high resolution audio formats to multiple rooms simultaneously?
Yes, you can stream high resolution audio files to multiple rooms using the Link function. Master room playback is at the native sampling rate and other rooms down-convert to 48kHz. The Link function is not available for DSD content.
Can MusicCast distribute Surround Sound to Other Rooms?
Unfortunately not. Master room playback is 5.1 channel and playback in other rooms is down-mix 2-channel sound.
How can I connect my MusicCast devices with the Extend mode?
Create a wired LAN connection to at least one device, and the Extend mode will be entered automatically. Details of the Extend mode can be found in the "About MusicCast" tab.
How many devices can be controlled through MusicCast?
MusicCast supports the control of up to 10 devices.
What should I do if my MusicCast isn’t working?
The first thing to do is check your connections. Make sure your smartphone and MusicCast devices are connected to the same router.
What should I do when the sound is intermittent when streaming 88.2-192kHz audio files?
Check your multi-room connections. Note that the streaming of these audio files can be unstable under weak wireless conditions. High resolution audio files may be best enjoyed over a wired LAN connection.
What should I do if the sound is intermittent when streaming music via Bluetooth?
Check all connections. Make sure the router is on and, if problems persist, turn the device’s WiFi function on and off.
What should I do if I cannot control the MusicCast device using the Extend mode?
Make sure your smartphone is connected to the router. The MusicCast app will not work in a room where a WiFi signal is unavailable.
What should I do if I cannot connect a MusicCast device using the Standard Mode?
Set up the MusicCast device wirelessly. If you set up the other device first with a wired connection, it will automatically enter the Extend Mode.
What should I do if the FW update (network update) failed?
Stop streaming all music and try the multi-room network update again.
What should I do if there is a delay when linking the rooms?
Note that delays can sometimes occur when streaming from an external source that is connected via HDMI, optical, coaxial or analogue input.
What should I do if I cannot find the device that I set up?
Make sure that the device is connected to a power source and check all multi-room connections.