Simple Solutions to Connect Apple Music to Yamaha MusicCast

Posted by Adam Gorden on Mar 29, 2022 9:15 AM.

A professional sound system may bring you an excellent listening experience. As a famous brand of music devices, Yamaha has released the MusicCast audio system which has been recommended by many professional musicians and users. Yamaha MusicCast is a multi-room audio system that is embedded into a variety of Yamaha goods, including AV receivers, soundbars, wireless speakers, and a turntable.

If you like listening to music, you may want to set up a great audio system in your home to enjoy your music. Apple Music is a good choice to search for new music. It must be great to listen to Apple Music on Yamaha MusicCast. If you want to know how just follow this article and you'll find the answers.

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Part 1. Use AirPlay 2 to Stream Apple Music to Yamaha MusicCast
Part 2. Play Apple Music on Yamaha MusicCast with Bluetooth
Part 3. Play Apple Music on MusicCast Offline hot tip

Use AirPlay 2 to Stream Apple Music to Yamaha MusicCast

AirPlay 2 is a service launched by Apple Inc. to stream media files from iOS devices to certain devices. AirPlay 2 takes things a step further by allowing you to share music or video with numerous connected devices, as long as the Apple device is running iOS11. AirPlay has supported Yamaha MusicCast speakers, receivers, and more since they are released. So though Yamaha MusicCast hasn't supported streaming Apple Music on MusicCast devices directly, you can use AirPlay to play Apple Music on MusicCast.

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How to Use AirPlay to Stream Apple Music on MusicCast

1) Make sure your iOS device and MusicCast device have connected to the same network.

2) Open the Apple Music app on your iOS devices.

3) Play a song you like, then enter the playing page.

4) Click the AirPlay icon at the bottom.

5) Select the Yamaha MusicCast device you want to stream to.

When the connection is completed, you can listen to Apple Music on Yamaha MusicCast devices. With the Home app on iPhone, you can also customize more settings to easier playing.

Play Apple Music on Yamaha MusicCast with Bluetooth

AirPlay is only available to connect iOS devices with MusicCast devices. If you are an Android user, you may not be able to use AirPlay. But don't worry, all MusicCast devices support Bluetooth except the XDA-QS5400RK. So you can stream Apple Music on MusicCast with Bluetooth on your Android device.

How to Connect Your Phone and MusicCast with Bluetooth

1) Set the Bluetooth connection for the MusicCast Bluetooth devices to pairing status.

2) Tap the Bluetooth option in the MusicCast Controller app

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3) Select the Bluetooth device you want to stream to.

4) Tap Done.

5) Open the Apple Music app on your Android device and start to play it. And Apple Music will be played on the MusicCast device now.

Play Apple Music on MusicCast Offline

As we know Apple Music is in an encrypted audio format due to the DRM protection. Though you can download Apple Music for offline playing, you can't play it out of the Apple Music app and certain devices. So you can't move these downloaded music files from your device. But now there are many audio converters on the internet. We can convert Apple Music in an open format like MP3 for transferring Apple Music to other devices.

The best tool I would like to show today is ViWizard Audio Converter. It is professional in downloading and converting Apple Music to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, etc, with the original quality. The 30x quicker conversion speed may save users a significant amount of time. You may alter the information of Apple Music tracks, such as title, genre, and artists, using the built-in Edit tool. You also customize the parameters like channel, sample rate, bit rate, speed for the output audio.

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ViWizard Audio Converter Key Features

  • Convert Apple Music to Yamaha MusicCast for offline playback
  • Convert Apple Music to MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC, M4A and M4B.
  • 30x high conversion speed with lossless quality
  • Customize parameters for output audio
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How to Convert Apple Music for Yamaha MusicCast with ViWizard Audio Converter

Please click the link above to download the trial version of ViWizard. Then follow the tutorial below, and we will show you how to convert and download Apple Music to MP3 for playing on Yamaha MusicCast.

Step 1 Load Apple Music Songs into ViWizard

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Launch the ViWizard Audio Converter application. The iTunes app will be published right away. Navigate to your Apple Music collection by selecting the Music Note button to import it to ViWizard for conversion. To import the downloaded Apple Music files, click the Add Files option. Or drag and drop the local Apple Music files to the converter's interface.

Step 2Select Parameters and Format for the Audio

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Navigate to the Format panel after putting Apple Music into the converter. You have the option of selecting MP3 as the output format here. ViWizard has an audio editing tool that allows users to fine-tune various music parameters, such as the audio channel, sample rate, and bit rate, to improve sound quality. Finally, click the OK button to confirm the changes. Simply click the three-dot sign next to the Format panel to pick the audio output location.

Step 3Convert Apple Music for Yamaha MusicCast

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To begin the download and conversion process, click the Convert button. When the conversion is finished, click the Converted button in the upper-right corner of the window to browse through all converted Apple Music.

Step 4Transfer Apple Music to MusicCast with MusicCast Controller App

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Connect your phone and computer with a USB cable to transfer the converted Apple Music to your phone. If you're an iPhone user, sync the music files with iTunes. Then open the MusicCast Controller app on your phone. Click the Server option to select the local music files on your phone. Open the folder with converted music files to play Apple Music on MusicCast offline.


We have collected 3 solutions to play Apple Music on Yamaha MusicCast. The universal way is to use AirPlay 2 to stream Apple Music on MusicCast. But it requires you must in a stable network. Of course you can also use Bluetooth to connec your phone and MusicCast device. The other way is to use ViWizard Audio Converter to convert Apple Music for playing on MusicCast devices. We strongly recommend you to try ViWizard, because your Apple Music playlists can be played on any device without hassle after the conversion.

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