Yamaha Link With Amazon For Alexa, Music On MusicCast
Japanese audio brand Yamaha will soon add Amazon Music and enhanced Amazon Alexa integration to its MusicCast products.
Select products in Yamaha’s range of wireless speakers, receivers, sound bars and wireless turntables will be able to install a firmware update from the MusicCast app from next month to make Amazon Music available.
Another update for Amazon Alexa is scheduled to be released later this year pending certification from Amazon.
Amazon Music will join the likes of Spotify, Tidal, and Deezer as built-in streaming services on MusicCast.
MusicCast supports Apple Music through AirPlay 2.
Using voice commands for the MusicCast will soon be supported by both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, but doing so requires a separate device such as an Echo Dot or Android smartphone.
Yamaha Music Australia general manager Simon Goldsworthy said voice commands are growing in importance and demonstrate how “Yamaha is committed to staying ahead of the curve”.
Alexa and Amazon Music will soon be available for the MusicCast 20 and MusicCast 50 wireless speakers, BAR 400 and BAR 40 soundbars, AVENTAGE RX-AX80 Series, RX-VX85 Series, RX-S602 slimline AV receiver, HTR-4072, HTR-5072, CX-A5200 AV preamp/processor, XDA-QS5400 MusicCast multi-room streaming amplifier, and MusicCast VINYL 500 turntable.