Music streaming

Justin Puddle

Novice Member
Hi,
I have recently signed up to Amazon music unlimited and want a way to listen to it through my home system. Have tried hooking up my smartphone directly to my AV, using a 3.5 jack to phono lead but the sound quality is very poor. Have considered buying a dedicated music streamer and hardwiring it to my router, to give my the best sound quality possible but I can't seem to find one thay supports Amazon music.
Any advice, would be hugely appreciated.
 

larkone

Member
You need to find devices that support Amazon Alexa Cast. Somewhat limited compared to using something like Spotify and Chromecast/Airplay
 

xmb

Well-known Member
If your AV has no streaming support then also consider adding a network streaming solution to your setup. This will allow playback from your mobile phones and add streaming services. Take a look at the Onkyo NS6130.
 
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Deleted member 24354

Guest
A few other places you can play Amazon Music include Roku, Sonos, Polk Omni, Bose, HEOS, Definitive Technology, and PlayFi.
 

bruny

Active Member
You could use an echo input. Which is basically an echo dot without a speaker so you get the functionality without Alexa voice. Plug it into your AV receiver with 3.5 Audio plug. And tell it what you want to listen to. Simples.
 

Fred Smith

Well-known Member
Chromecast Audio supports Amazon Music. Suggest you get one while you can.
 

BlueWizard

Distinguished Member
How many of these - ££££££££££££££- do you have to spend?

That is going to make a big difference.

Also, doesn't your AV Receiver had Network Streaming built in. Most of the newer ones do.

While the supply lasts, the Google ChromeCast-Audio at about £30 is a good low cost choice, but they stopped production, so those available are existing inventory.

They Yamaha WXAD-10 Network Streamer at about £125 is a worthy consideration -

Yamaha Wireless Streaming Adapter WXAD-10

If you have more money, consider the Yamaha WXC-50 Network Streamer/Pre-Amp - £250 -

Yamaha MusicCast WXC50 Networked Pre Amplifier - Superfi

Just a few thoughts.

Steve/bluewizard
 

AVBeginner

Active Member
A vote here for sonos. The connect has both digital and analogue output so should be compatible with your amp. You can run your amazon unlimited subscription (or just prime), and access all the digital music you have stored elsewhere. It can be hardwired to your router as you wish.
 
Hi,
I have recently signed up to Amazon music unlimited and want a way to listen to it through my home system. Have tried hooking up my smartphone directly to my AV, using a 3.5 jack to phono lead but the sound quality is very poor. Have considered buying a dedicated music streamer and hardwiring it to my router, to give my the best sound quality possible but I can't seem to find one thay supports Amazon music.
Any advice, would be hugely appreciated.
 
Hi,
I have recently signed up to Amazon music unlimited and want a way to listen to it through my home system. Have tried hooking up my smartphone directly to my AV, using a 3.5 jack to phono lead but the sound quality is very poor. Have considered buying a dedicated music streamer and hardwiring it to my router, to give my the best sound quality possible but I can't seem to find one thay supports Amazon music.
Any advice, would be hugely appreciated.
Hi, sorry for hijacking this thread, I have just joined and cannot see an icon anywhere to post a new thread, please help!
As this was about Amazon Music I will post here:
Hi, Has anyone set up a Onkyo NS-6130 streamer with Amazon Music (Unlimited)? I am only getting files at 256kbps rather then HD/Ultra HD (as Amazon calls High Res). This happens using The Onkyo App (Android) and the Amazon Music App (Android + Windows 10). Amazon say you should see “HD/Ultra HD flags” to change the quality. I have not seen that on the Onkyo or Amazon App. I have FLACs on my media server, they play fine (both Streamer + Amp are capable). The Onkyo is connected to my Network by Ethernet cable and I have Fibre broadband. Has anyone else had this problem with Amazon music? Any advice appreciated……
 

FootHealer

Active Member
Hey, @Rossco4130 ... first off, Amazon Music Unlimited is not the same as Amazon Music HD. I initially had Unlimited, which plays MP3 quality. I then upgraded to Amazon Music HD. Then you get the HiRes options. If you have Amazon Music HD (this should be clearly stated as the app loads), then do the following:

On the Windows 10 App, if you click the user icon in the top left part of the window, you can do to "Settings". There is an option to change the audio quality. Set it to HD only.

As for the Onkyo...I have no idea. Never had one or used one. But a lot of streamers don't do Amazon Music HD. I use a laptop or desktop or my phone.

Hope that helps...
 

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