Yamaha is now ready to shout about its updated AV Controller app for Android, which it quietly launched on the Market a couple of weeks back. It lets you power up and control networked AV receivers from your phone or tablet, including switching inputs and selecting media from iPods and other devices connected to the receiver via USB. It also provides limited play, stop and forward control over compatible Blu-ray players. Some users report problems but most seem content, so it's worth a spin if you have one the devices listed in the PR after the break.
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YAMAHA HAS AN ANDROID APP FOR THAT; NOW OVER 80 PERCENT OF SMARTPHONE
AND TABLET USERS CAN CONTROL YAMAHA AV GEAR


Free App Available Now in the Android Marketplace;App Controls All of Yamaha's Latest Network Receivers and Blu-ray Players -

Release Date: September 13, 2011

BUENA PARK, Calif.––Yamaha Electronics Corporation today introduces a free downloadable Android app that enables users to easily control the most-used functions of its market-leading network receivers and Blu-ray players from anywhere without having to track down their remote controls. The Android AV Controller app can be downloaded now from the Android Marketplace (http://4wrd.it/NEWANDROIDAPP) and used with many Yamaha models (listed below). It is available in several languages, including English, French, German, Spanish and Russian.

The comprehensive suite of receiver control functions available through this app include the ability to select from available inputs, adjust volume levels, mute volume and power the components on and off. With it, users can also select content from connected USB devices and iPods/iPhone, Internet radio and the receiver's FM/AM tuner, or any other internally available source, with full metadata information shown on the Android device's display. In addition, DSP and SCENE modes can be selected, and all available AV receiver zones can be powered on with the option to change inputs in those zones.

For Blu-ray players, the app can control basic "play," "stop," and "forward" options.

"Now it doesn't matter if you're devoted to the iPhone, iPad, Droid or an Android-powered tablet, you can now use any of these popular devices to control the most important aspects of your home entertainment experience from anywhere in or around your home," said Tom Sumner, president, Yamaha Electronics Corporation. "In addition to putting an extra remote in your pocket, our powerful Android AV Controller app is free and easy to use. In fact, it comes with a Demo mode that quickly instructs users how to hit the ground running with set up and operation."

To take advantage of the Android AV Controller app, consumers will need a device with AndroidOS 2.1 or higher, a wireless Local Area Network (LAN) and a compatible Yamaha Network product(s) residing within the same LAN. The Yamaha network products will need to have their Network Standby settings "ON" so that the unit can accept commands via the network.

Yamaha receiver and Blu-ray models compatible with the Android AV Controller app include:

AV Receivers:
RX-A3010
RX-A3000
RX-A2010
RX-A2000
RX-A1010
RX-A1000
RX-A810
RX-A710 RX-V3900
RX-V3071
RX-V3067
RX-V2071
RX-V2067
RX-V2065
RX-V1067
RX-V871
RX-V867
RX-V771
RX-V671 RX-Z7
HTR-9063
HTR-8063
HTR-6295
HTR-6064 DSP-AX3900
DSP-Z7

Blu-ray Players:
BD-A1010 BD-S671 BD-A1000
BD-S1067

For more information, write Yamaha Electronics Corporation, P.O. Box 6660, Buena Park, CA 90620; telephone (714) 522-9105 or visit www.yamaha.com/hometheater.