Latest in Airplay

Image credit:

MusicCast is Yamaha's answer to Apple Airplay and Google Cast

1 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

There's no shortage of WiFi-networked speakers for consumers, but Yamaha wants to bring its own solution and products to the market. Enter MusicCast, the audio manufacturer's version of Google Cast or Apple Airplay, which lets you use an app to wirelessly play music across multiple devices in a home (or office) -- so long as they're all connected to the same WiFi network. Of course, this isn't only designed to be a competitor to Google or Apple's technology, with Sonos being another main player in the space. But Yamaha hopes to stand out by offering MusicCast on more than just speakers. According to the company, its High-Fidelity-ready tech will also work with streaming services, internet radio apps and Bluetooth devices, as well as external sources like set-top boxes, sound bars and Blu-ray players.

Gallery: Yamaha MusicCast app | 9 Photos

For now, Yamaha is rolling out the feature to the RX-V 79 and Aventage RX-A50 AV receivers, via firmware update. Other new products, including speakers, sound bars and HiFi receivers, are expected to be available starting next month -- prices will range from $250 to $1,700, depending on what you're looking to get. By the end of the year, Yamaha says it'll have more than 20 MusicCast-enabled devices.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
1 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

View
iFixit's iPhone 11 Pro Max teardown investigates charging rumors

iFixit's iPhone 11 Pro Max teardown investigates charging rumors

View
TiVo wants to make a comeback with $50 Android TV dongle

TiVo wants to make a comeback with $50 Android TV dongle

View
Neo Geo retro stick console includes 'King of Fighters,' 'Samurai Shodown'

Neo Geo retro stick console includes 'King of Fighters,' 'Samurai Shodown'

View
Watch the 'Android' Nokia phone that never had a chance to exist

Watch the 'Android' Nokia phone that never had a chance to exist

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr