Yes. In the MusicCast app, you can activate the Zone function from the settings menu. The MusicCast app will allow users to select inputs and provide basic volume controls in secondary zones.

When multiple MusicCast devices are 'linked' for playback, the Master room playback is at the native sampling rate and other rooms are down-converted to 48 kHz. Playback of DSD content is not available in the Link mode.

Multi-channel content is down-mixed to 2 channel sound for playback in other rooms without affecting the Master room.

All MusicCast products support AirPlay. You can stream content from your iOS device or Mac to a MusicCast device using AirPlay. However, AirPlay playback is not available in the Link function. Use a Bluetooth connection if you wish to link content for multiple device playback.

Yes. All MusicCast devices support Bluetooth as an input source. A Bluetooth input source can be used with multiple linked MusicCast devices, so music can be played in multiple rooms simultaneously. The MusicCast Controller app provides basic volume, play/pause and track skip control of Bluetooth input devices during playback.

Bluetooth wireless technology inherently has some latency. When Bluetooth is used as an input into the MusicCast system, all of the MusicCast devices will play in sync with each other, but there will be some latency between the transmitting device and the receiving (master) MusicCast device. This is typically not noticeable for audio-only content but may result in a visible 'lip sync' delay when playing back video content on a smartphone/tablet with audio streamed to a MusicCast system.

Yes. All MusicCast devices support Bluetooth transmission as an output stream to a Bluetooth enabled speaker or headphones. Note that if you are using Bluetooth as an input, you will not be able to transmit content at the same time.

Bluetooth wireless technology inherently has some latency. When a MusicCast device is set up to output a Bluetooth stream to a Bluetooth speaker or headphones, the playback will be slightly delayed relative to the MusicCast devices. This will be noticeable if both device types are played in the same or nearby room, but may be less noticeable if the devices are in different spaces. Also there are many applications where it may be desirable to stream to a Bluetooth device and simply mute the MusicCast device volume, such as listening late at night via Bluetooth headphones or streaming to a water-resistant Bluetooth speaker in a bathroom.

Yes. External inputs can be selected for playback and shared in linked mode with multiple MusicCast devices. The latest MusicCast Controller app/firmware allows you to quickly and easily switch between prioritising Audio Sync (default setting) or Lip Sync for external sources connected to a MusicCast Sound Bar or AV Receiver. For typical system configurations, the Audio Sync setting eliminates audio delays between linked MusicCast devices when external sources are used. Even in advanced systems, such as those with multiple Sound Bars and/or AV Receivers, the delay is usually reduced to less than 100 ms, which is typically unnoticeable if the devices are located in separate, non-adjacent rooms. This setting is especially helpful for audio-only content – such as CDs, vinyl, etc. – and for situations where lip sync accuracy may not be crucial, such as playing sound of the big game throughout your home for a party.

Yes. To experience music playback with better audio imaging and realism, it is possible to pair two MusicCast Wireless Speakers (MusicCast 50, MusicCast 20, WX-030, WX-010) in stereo mode. Make sure that you have updated the firmware of both speakers to the latest version.

No. Yamaha was one of the first AV manufacturers to introduce a wireless multi-room audio system, similarly named MusicCAST back in 2003, followed by MusicCAST2 in 2009. The current MusicCast system introduced in August 2015 is NOT compatible with these earlier systems.

No. Connection of MusicCast devices to your home Wi-Fi router can be made wirelessly following a few simple steps in the app and by using the "Connect" button on the device. Most MusicCast devices also offer the option of using a wired Ethernet connection if this is preferred.

No. MusicCast devices can be connected directly to your Wi-Fi router without using a special adaptor.

MusicCast makes use of standard Wi-Fi 802.11 wireless technology. Wi-Fi extenders and boosters are already widely available in the market and may be used to improve Wi-Fi coverage in your home.

MusicCast is designed to work with an existing Wi-Fi router in a home and with a free MusicCast Controller app operating on an Apple iOS or Android smartphone or tablet. Yamaha offers a wide range of MusicCast-enabled devices, including AV receivers, sound bars, wireless speakers, wireless streaming amplifiers, Hi-Fi components, Hi-Fi systems. The app allows access to a variety of content sources and controls the playback of MusicCast devices.

The MusicCast Controller app is available for Apple iOS (iOS 7.1 and later) and Android (OS 4.1 and later) and is compatible with both smartphones and tablets.

The MusicCast Controller app makes it easy to add a MusicCast device to the system. From the Settings menu, select "Add a new device", then follow the simple steps which includes pressing and holding a "Connect" button on the MusicCast device for a few seconds.