Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2013 6:41 PM (in response to Astonp123)
Any receiver which is Airplay compatible means no other device such as Apple TV is required to stream music from Mac (Mountain Lion Mac OS 10.8.x required, older versions of Mac OS X are not supported) and iOS devices (agsin make sure iOS version is up to date ,ie 6.0.1 or 6.0.2 if you have iPhone 5 or iPad mini).
Make sure no password protection has been set for Airplay feature on your receiver, fire up Apple Music Player on your iPhone, locate white Airplay icon (solid triangle in hollow rectangle) next to volume slider at the bottom of display. Click on the Airplay icon and a list should popup to show all avilable Airplay devices, if your receiver is not in the list, then there is no way to stream music to the receiver. No specific setup procedure required on iOS device (works out-of-box by default), refer to receiver's manual for proper setup.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2013 1:40 AM (in response to littletree76)
Looks like I need to upgrades the OS on my Mac book to begin with, however my iPhone is 6.01 so I'm not sure what the issue is there as there is no icon visible. I suspect there might be an issue with the router!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2013 11:07 AM (in response to Astonp123)
Swapped the router this afternoon for an older one and Airplay has worked fine on the Mac book (but not the 'I' devices) for about an hour then just dropped out and the icon disappeared. The icon then came back on the Mac book and all of the 'I' devices but dropped out after a few minutes.Mac Pro
Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2013 4:23 PM (in response to Astonp123)
You are making some progress with setup of wireless network. Apparently there is reliability problem with the wireless connection. Perhaps you want to refer to following Apple support documents and start tweaking parameters in the router to improve the reliability. I used to have third-party routers such as Belkin and Netgear but switched to Apple Airport routers (Time Capsule then Airport Extreme for now) because of incompatibility issues whenever Apple upgrade Mac OS X. But since Apple develops Airplay protocol as alternative to Bluetooth for wireless audio/video streaming (with much better bandwidth) and must be deployed in any wireless network, there is no reason third-party routers not working for Airplay protocol.
About AirPlay Mirroring in OS X Mountain Lion:
iOS: Recommended settings for Wi-Fi routers and access points:
Troubleshooting AirPlay and AirPlay Mirroring:
Good luck in setting up 802.11 wirelesss network.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2013 6:53 PM (in response to Astonp123)
Forgotten to mention following critical setup to ensure reliable connection for Airplay streaming:
If your router is close to the Yamaha receiver, then use Ethernet cable to connect between the equipments instead of relying on wireless connection. This way, you have one hop of wireless connection (iPhone/Mac > Router) and one hop of wired connection (Router > Yamaha) instead of two hops of wirless connection.
I have Apple Airport Extreme as main router with all networked devices connected to this router through CAT6 Ethernet cables. These devices include Synology Diskstation DS212 for wireless Time Machine backup, Apple TV 3 for video/audio streamings and Sonos Zone Players for audio streaming. Main audio system make up of Zodiag DAC, Bel Canto power amplifier driving Bowers & Wilkins 683 tower speakers. Audio quality and connection reliability through Airplay/WiFi should be better than Bluetooth when set up properly. I can stream music from iMac/iPad/iPhone through Airplay/WiFi from any corner of my house to the high-end audio system without loss in audio fidelity and connection reliability (unlike Bluetooth there is no connection dropout at all).
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2013 10:47 AM (in response to littletree76)
Thanks again littletree76 do seem to be making some progress by connecting using Cat5 connections, the connections do seem much more stable now
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