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This app, and the whole setup process of my wcx50 was infuriating. Long story short, application failed to connect no mater what I tried, dhcp, static configuration, still failed. Finally, I set my router for only one dhcp address available, and used the wired connection. From there, I was able to access the web interface via browser using said ip. Then I could finally configure it for my wireless connection with a static ip. Went through the setup in the application again, and it connected first try. This application is broken
I do most of my listening with Qobuz on a WCX-50. MusicCast's integration of Qobuz is horrible. There is no gapless playing, no indication of Hi-res when searching, no indication of bit depth when playing. If MusicCast appeared as a share option on the Qobuz application it might help. If it were not for Bubbleupnp I would have to buy another streamer. Today's modernize took hours of faffing about to obtain melody back, we are promised improved UI, the only difference I can tell is the icon has turned purple.
Not amazing with Android. On the lock screen displays the first song you chose even though you may be a lot of tracks into an album. It cannot queue tracks. It separates out an album into various artists just because of collaborations. I really wanted this to work for Yamaha but it's not good compared with Airplay and Sonos
Why oh why oh why does this application constantly lose connectivity with WiFi connected speakers!? No matter what I test in terms of configuring the network I search that the application randomly can't see a device, even when I'm standing right next to it, until I disconnect and reconnect my phone to WiFi. Usual story really - amazing hardware, shockingly appalling software. Actually makes me consider an alternative solution altogether.
Cant obtain it to connect. Pops a notice saying 'please go to your android device wi-fi settings and select the "musicastsetup" network then return to the musicast app. When prompted enter 12345678 for "musicastsetup" password.' Theres no such thing as a "musicastsetup" network. Where do you search this?
It's a amazing app, rarely has an issue.. Easy to use and functional. Yamaha musiccast is easier to use than sonos in my opinion. I hope one day they will add help for av receivers in one app. Not that it's a large deal since whenever you wish to use the receiver it Auto launches the Yamaha AV controller application and vice versa.
The application is very slow when using tidal. Constantly reading and loading as compared to blue sound app. Does not even display the tidal song quality (hifi or master quality), hence a repeat in albums and you dont know which is which. Songs cannot even quick forward, which should be a primary feature.
Worked perfectly for months. Since the latest update, the application loses my RXV-870 receiver between sessions and I have to redo the connection setup every time I wish to use the app. This has greatly impacted usage of my location 2 outdoor speakers.
Recent update(s) makes application useless 😒 Why are you checking something about my wifi!? Just remember the IP and connect to that! I have both 2.4 and 5GHz SSID with same name for simple access for all my devices, this apparently breaks the application and now I can't connect to the soundbar 👎
Whole system even got worse. Connection unstable (tried absolutely anything, also affects Bluetooth), Google assistant not working, not working well with other apps, absolutely no help from yamaha. Really wanted to love this, but it's just frustrating. Cannot recommend this system. Sitting on a wx-c 50 and 3 wx010 I suggest anyone at Yamaha to react to numerous complaints like mine
MusicCast in general has been Ok. I experience intermittent drop outs but it could be due to wireless connection interference in my apt building. The recent ver of the application however, no longer functions correctly on Android device 10 ( pixel 3). When trying to use the "this phone" function, i can no longer see the playlists locally stored on my phone. When i select a playlist, it shows 0 songs in it. In other melody apps, my playlists are visible and working fine. I will amend my rating when the problem is fixed.
Do not even test this app. The connection is completely unstable and extremely frustrating. Kicks in and out off its connection on a regular basis. Compared to very cheap low end speakers I seldom if ever have issues maintaining a connection. On this application you will war to maintain a connection. You can restart and reset all you wish it will just lead to a more frustrating result. You will obtain more joy listening to your partner than entertaing an application place out by an perfect melody company.
I bought a melody cast speaker and an amp. Most often I wish to stream melody from my phone directly to the speaker. But unless you own an iPhone or wish to use 1 of their exclusive apps, deezer, tidal wave, pandora, Napster. Which all cost fees. I don't wish to pay monthly to use the expensive wireless connection speaker I already own. I can't use iHeart or tunein or a dozen other free apps. I like to stream melody from YouTube on my Samsung 9. It can't be done. Yamaha HELP
Used this application to play Tidal from a wired connection to my RX-V 683. Work for one listening session flawlessly a couple days ago, but now it wont let me to log into Tidal at all. I still have full control of the reciever, but now I hold getting a notice saying "Access Error, We've encountered a connection error" while trying to log into Tidal. So what was a relatively amazing experience initially is now frustrating.
recent ver 3.3 keeps crashing on my phone. previous versions fine. works ok on older smartphone ( older android device ver ). still no ability to play tidal my mixes, which is annoying. Downgraded as now refuses to play Tidal tracks on one device. Other identical one works ok. If I link devices both play Tidal ok. Really really frustrating. Sorry Yamaha, you had a amazing opportunity but I'll now move to a more reliable system.
I love the soundbar, but the application is unstable, have to delete & download it sometimes to obtain connected again. Also it would be helpful for a better Spotify synchronization, multiple times I can't play Spotify directly with the app, but have to be connected through Bluetooth, which isn't handy when you need to do some calls during your work or household.
I love Yamaha sound equipment. Yamaha should not test to compete with Google in software technology. The fact I still need to have a Chromecast Audio device plugged in to a $1,000 receiver that is "Google compatible" means they are doing it wrong! Add Google play melody service and allow me add my receiver as a speaker or speaker group in Google home! Don't pull a Bezos, Yamaha.
Poorest User Experience Ever !!! Impossible to list the DAB stations. DAB stations keep cryptic band nummer instead of the name of the station. Even after 1yr, switching from menu to menu stays a series of guesses to search the option you where looking for. Don't known under which rock the developers live but the product manager of this application should be send to the moon before he does more damage.
Wanted to connect my receiver to google assistant, but this hardly connects to it since this application is still needed and no fresh unit comes up in Google home. Seems like Yamaha here just don't wish to allow Google have full control. Nothing wrong with the app, I just search having a lot of remotes annoying, why must I suffer the same with apps?
very not good application. no restart factory settings options. always disconnection with the surrounding speakers. i am disappointed for buying Yamaha 408 + musiccast 21 i thought Bose is the best, i regret for not buying it. not good synchronization and no hopes to hear surrounding sound. i regret to buy this product. Please don't buy it..
For a company like Yamaha this piece of software is pure junk. It shames the brand, no imagination, stops working, slow. Got to obtain up (in 2019!) to use the unbelievable amp it controls. I would happily buy another application if anybody knows of one please allow me know.
It is amazing being able to play melody from my Yamaha stereo throughout the house on MusicCast speakers. Issues contain frequently having to restart the system or rooms that suddenly stop working. A neat addition to the application would be to be able to play the melody through my phone as well as the MusicCast speakers.
Very stable and very nice interface. I use the application to connect a Wi-Fi hard disc as server. I can find by artist or folder. Everything works fine except the time in which I must wait to loading my melody collection. (Very huge collection indeed, about 500gb).
This application and the hardware it controls are superb. There is a learning curve like any software, but once you obtain the hang of it the functionality is very good. Linking multiple Musiccast devices is easy and provides whole house audio without any delays. I mostly use it to play high resolution melody from a network hard drive and stations on Pandora. This is one of my favorite apps.
This application works great! I search that I use it most for controlling internet radio, but the features to switch inputs work great. Connected to Pandora seamlessly with all my stations. The TV is setup to turn on the reciever when powered on, but through the application I can power on the reciever independently, which is amazing since I do not wish to have the TV on while melody plays. Have not tested multiple room function, but I intend to obtain some MusicCast speakers which the application should support. On Samsung S8.
The application simply won't begin since the July 2019 update. I've left feedback with full logs maybe twenty times and have contacted help three times. No response to any of my messages. OnePlus 6 running Android device 9 - broken! I hate leaving this one star review as the application is actually quite amazing when it works, but right now I have an expensive and useless sound system. I'm very upset about this.
Update: Will not work with OnePlus 7 + Android device 10! Will not search the YSP. Beautiful useless application at the moment. Using with YSP-2700 and so far has worked flawlessly, no freezing or failing to connect. Does what an application should do.
when i tried to add two more speakers to make surround left n right it wouldn't recognise my password and now every time I test to log in u need a fresh password restart every time, ite been like this for months when will they fix it, its the application cause I can sign in on my pc anytime. Modernize had it working for few daysn now right surround speaker has disconnected n tried setting it up again but it does not present in network settings, absolute nightmare this, i wont ever buy yamaha again.
The latest firmware modernize is horrible. I can't listen to any of my favorite internet radio stations any more . They just gone. Now instead of using yamaha device directly I will need connect my phone throw Bluetooth. Update. Change value to 4. The problem is fixed.
This application just does not work with Qobuz. When you select a track in MusicCast it will not play even though it is connected to my receiver. If i create a fresh connection to my receiver it plays one track then stops, never to work again. Very frustrating!
Works amazing with my wx010. Plex Media server, internet radio and Spotify all works perfectly. I don't know all these poor reviews perhaps you should obtain a qualified tech to check your internet wireless connection network connectivity, router wireless connection channel for collision and placement of the musiccast device.
keeps crashing. Application runs nicely for a day or two sometimes longer then says it cannot search the device. the only method I've found to obtain it going again is to switch off my wireless connection then begin it again. funny that all my other wireless connection devices are still connected when the Yamaha Melody Cast application is not. it's driving me crazy. I have the application on my notepad and also on my phone. I have problem with both.
I am extremely frustrated with the combination musiccast and Qobuz. Numerous times I had "Access errors", songs would not play, out of no reason. If I begin the standard Qobuz application on my tablet, same song works fine. Countless times my Yamaha amp cannot be found by the app. Also the streaming is very slow from time to time. Again, Qobuz application is ok. Sorry, the whole system is not stable. Not satisfied at all. Test another multiroom system, this one does not work, at least not in combination with Qobuz.
The application seems OK but the dab radio presets are a joke - rather than list the dab station name (eg BBC Radio 5) it just lists the dab station number - who knows dab station numbers? Any possibility of sorting this out please? It's a more significant problem on the RN402D receiver as it has to tune in a station before allowing you to move onto the next , so if you wish to scroll from a BBC radio station to say magic, it takes about 2 mins (no exaggeration!) hence favourites on the application become quite key
I use it easily and it offer me a better view of my settings on my Rx-V583. I remove 2 stars because I use it without problems, I have a Google home, I correctly change my default language to English but it doesn't appair cause of the region. Both applications run correctly but not together.