Android Remote for a Yamaha Network Receiver
NOTE: support for this application has been discontinued
RX-Z7, RX-V3900, RX-V2065, RX-V867, RX-V1067, RX-A810
Native Android application(s) that control Yamaha Networked Receivers
For RX-Z7, RX-V3900, RX-V2065, and RX-V867 models. The RX-V1067 and RX-A810 are also supported using the V867 program. Yamaha line of Aventage Receivers are also supported.
These native Android applications will operate all zones of the listed models. This application easily controls volume, source, sound modes, the FM tuner, and the PC/MCX interface. In comparison to Yamaha's Android offering, I personally find this one far easier to use. Basic interface, fewer fancy graphics, larger buttons, less screens.
**Screenshots for the RX-Z7/RX-V3900, RX-V2065, RX-V867 receivers here
**Screenshots for the Aventage receivers here
The are 4 significant advantages to using this android software (with WiFi) over the provided infrared remote control and web interface:
- All zones can be operated from any room, and line-of-site to the receiver is not required.
- The TV’s on-screen display is not required to be on when controlling the PC/MCX interface, nor is a desktop computer
- The Receiver’s provided infrared remote control is easily misplaced or lost in the cushions, where the android mobile is often carried with you.
- Unlike the remote control, the Phone will provide Artist and Title information for HD Radio and PC/MCX content.
These applications can now be downloaded from Android Market directly (now offered at $4.99). Search for “Yamaha”.
BEFORE PURCHASING, PLEASE review the caveats and instructions listed below.
Comparison to Yamaha’s Android offering: basic interface, fewer fancy graphics, larger buttons, less screens. As a result (in my opinion) much easier to navigate and use. Primary disadvantage of this program is media browsing: Yamaha significantly improved their remote media browsing and queuing.
- Version 2.4.2: update for the RX-V867 to give it ‘Sirius Internet Radio” capability.
- Version 2.4.1: update for the RX-V867 receiver solving track skipping, FM tuning, and FM presets. (thanks to Eric at http://www.plainlytechnical.com for the tip)
- Version 2.3: added volume control to the media selection interface, provided support for USB content selection and Pandora, enhanced the ‘source selection’ dialog to allow for re-ordering (put your most used inputs at the top)
- Version 2.2: added a volume slider, some graphic updates, provided Rhapsody support to the RX-V2065 model, published the RX-V867 variant
- Version 2.0: to be posted shortly. Added “Sirius Internet Radio” support for the RX-Z7 and RX-V3900 models. Created additional applications/variations to support the RX-V2065 and RX-V867 receivers.
- Version 1.5: is now available. Added ‘party-mode’ functionality for Z7 receivers.
- Version 1.4: added support for non-HD models (European) and fixed the overly long connection timeout when coming back into WiFi coverage (it used to appear as a lockup).
If you run into trouble or detect application bugs, please e-mail us at:
If you are unhappy with the application, please contact us with your transaction ID, and we will refund your purchase.
- Make sure you visit the Yamaha website first and upgrade your receiver with the latest firmware posted. It seems that the receivers out of the box often have unstable firmware and quite often just disappear from the network.
- After starting the application for the first time, use the menu key to find “settings”. Enter the IP address of the receiver and then restart the application. It is best/easiest to set up the receiver with a fixed IP address.
- At least with the RX-V3900, the receiver will additionally need to be configured to be left in ‘Standby Mode’. Once the receiver is configured correctly, it will continue listening to the network, thereby allowing the Android application to turn the receiver on when it is in the “off” state.