Help with Yamaha RX-V679 playing from Ipod Touch (A1421)


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My problem is being able to play to the Yamaha from an iPod touch (A1421). This is my first ever use of Apple infrastructure and I am rather low on the learning curve.

If I put the iPod on the docking station, which has speakers built and no stereo jack, in I am stuck with the sound coming from the docking station which is not what I want.

If I put the iPod on a dumb charger stand I might be able to play through Bluetooth if I had the remote, but this has been lost. (If necessary there is always eBay.)

The iPod has wifi and Airplay as a source plus the data on memory. I have the Yamaha app on my android phone and I assume there are other options.

I am seeking help to find the best way to make the iPod work playing through the Yamaha. The Yamaha is not ususally accessible and is to work "headlessly" once I have it working. Can anybody please advise how I should proceed.


Distinguished Member
The Yamaha has Airplay so should be dead easy to select the Yamaha for audio on the iPod. I have tested airplay to my Marantz AVR from my MacBook Vs an optical connection from the MacBook and couldn't tell a difference in SQ.

If you use Spotify the Yamaha also has Spotify direct which means you can directly select the Yamaha as the playback device within the Spotify app.

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