This AV Controller app will turn your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad into a Wi-Fi enabled remote control for your Yamaha network products(*). This App provides you the flexibility to control the available inputs, volume, mute and power commands. It lets users change a song from Internet Radio, USB and command FM/AM tuners or any other internally available source. Music Play feature allows you to stream music tracks directly from your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad to Yamaha network products to so you can enjoy high quality music through your AV system.
Screen sizes of Tablet devices are also supported.
It’s great to have all this control at your fingertips - and best of all it’s FREE!
(*)Please check compatible model list below.
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- iOS10.0 or higher
- A wireless Local Area Network (LAN) and a compatible Yamaha Network product(s)* residing within the same LAN.
- Network Standby set to ONKey Features
- Power on/off
- Volume up/down
- Music Play
- Input Selection
- DSP Mode Selection
- SCENE selection
- Blu-ray player fundamental control
- Seemless control between the Yamaha AV receiver and Blu-ray player
- Demo mode - Explains how to use this app
Please refer to the following site for compatible models.
This application performs following functions for purposes described below.
- Making a connection under Wi-Fi enabled environment
The application uses Wi-Fi function on your mobile terminal for the purpose of operating network-enabled devices.
- Accessing to music information stored in your smartphone / tablet
This application accesses to music information stored in your smartphone / tablet for the purpose of displaying, playing and editing the music information and/or playlist.
- Compatible with new OS
- Bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Cool that it works, could be better
The user interface on this app is quite bizarre. It is basically functional, except for a few items that you still need to use the on-screen AV menus and physical remote control to change. And I have offered their criticism about that, which I agree with.
One user interface improvement I would like to see is with zones. When you choose a zone, the interface does not tell you what zone you have selected until you turn on the power. This ambiguity makes it confusing to know which zone you currently have selected if you happen to open the app at some later time. This should be an easy fix.
Other than that, I wish the AV device had independent volume control for both the main zone A and secondary zone B. For example if both zones are turned on, if you adjust the volume on zone A (main) it will also adjust zone B. This does not work well when you have a setup with inside speakers (A) and outside patio speakers (B). In other words, you cannot increase the volume of zone B any higher than zone A. This makes going in and out of the house (for example during a barbecue or a party) annoying. Either the outside speakers are too low or the inside speakers are too loud. Maybe the device can do this but the software restricts it, I don't know.
Glad it exists, needs some UX design improvement
It’s great to be able to control my stereo remotely, but the organization of controls on this all doesn’t make a lot of sense, particularly with regard to adjusting volume, which you might have to do fairly often. There’s a lot of switching of screens necessary even though there’s plenty of space on a single iPhone screen (and certainly an iPad) to display (and control) volume for each individual zone and even a master control too. There’s no need to have a special “knob” interaction when we are all familiar with the classic iOS slider for volume that both displays and allows you to interact; all the knob does is force more clicks into the user flow. Really, if there were a simple page that had all volumes controllable simultaneously without paging around the app, I’d have rated this app much higher. Hopefully we’ll see that in a future version!
This is my 3rd Review of this app
Yes, I am formally admitting I’m in a relationship with this app. Have been using it for a couple years now. Left a negative review for it previously because when my iPhone iOS updated the AV Controller app seemed to forget my network settings. Eventually I figured out how to restore them and the app worked fine again. Got a brand new iPhone and when the AV Controller app stopped working I blamed it, instead of the iPhone.
[Side note: if you upgrade to an iPhone 13 pro and everything is fine, except the Wi-Fi connection, check to see if the phone is trying to run a VPN. This is especially true of Verizon customers using their Digital Secure app.]
Once I figured out the VPN issue on the new iPhone, the AV Controller was working flawlessly again.
It seems more intuitive than the nice remote that came with my receiver. And you have to admit there is something very satisfying about hitting the power button on your app and hearing the receiver click on.
I like all the cool audio presets, as well as having the ability to tweak them. And having ability to play music from the receiver’s FM, or Apple TV, or the various other music services on it, or from my iPhone is really nice.
The app takes a little time to get to know, so you have to be patient and stick with it. But once you’re aware of its capabilities, you’ll really experience the value it brings.
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- Yamaha Corporation of America
- 96.8 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
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