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Todd’s Tips – Yamaha MusicCast

Want to get the best results from Yamaha's Award Winning Wireless Technology?

Yamaha’s MusicCast offers unsurpassable flexibility when streaming music throughout your home. There are many ways to improve your experience by following a few simple tips. Firstly, please see our tips on Networks to make sure that you have the appropriate infrastructure in place to enjoy years of music with the utmost convenience. As MusicCast is a higher quality form of streaming than its competitors (up to 24bit/192kHz) you’ll need to have a good Network in place for starters. For streaming music from the internet, we recommend at least a Cable internet connection from your supplier. ADSL2+ can work if the network is properly managed. If your devices are only able to be connected via Wi-Fi and you are experiencing dropouts, the following will help determine the issue.

Open the MusicCast app & select the cog wheel in the top right corner. Select a device from the list which is connected to Wi-Fi. Next, select “Information” & go down to “Wireless” & find “Wi-Fi Strength”. The Wi-Fi strength is the number outside the brackets & is the actual Wi-Fi strength of the product (out of 100). We recommend that you should try and get a number of anything over 60 to ensure a stable connection to the MusicCast network. The other number, inside the brackets, relates to the traffic conditions of the system (ie how many different devices are connected and how much bandwidth they are using). With this number, it is recommended like to keep this as low as possible. If your numbers are not up to scratch, your wireless equipment may need upgrading. Feel free to ask our friendly sales staff for recommendations on networking products to improve your wireless based on your equipment.