Yamaha MusicCast is a multi-room audio system that lets you access all of your music from a simple app and wirelessly stream it throughout your home. MusicCast is built into a wide range of Yamaha audio products, including AV receivers, stereo receivers, sound bars and wireless speakers.
Now you can control your MusicCast devices with voice commands using Alexa. The MusicCast skill can be used by itself or can supplement the MusicCast Smart Home skill, adding more commands for enhanced control of a MusicCast system.
The MusicCast skill also offers a way to control a MusicCast-connected Yamaha Disklavier ENSPIRE piano with voice commands using Alexa.
Following are some things you can try:
Alexa, ask MusicCast to turn on the Kitchen. Alexa, ask MusicCast to play Favourite 1 in the Bedroom. Alexa, ask MusicCast to play Playlist 1 in the Bathroom. Alexa, ask MusicCast to play Recents in the Bedroom. Alexa, ask MusicCast to turn up the volume in the Den. Alexa, ask MusicCast to mute the Garden. Alexa, ask MusicCast to unmute the Patio. Alexa, ask MusicCast to switch input to HDMI 1 in the Living Room. Alexa, ask MusicCast what's playing in the Backyard.
Play control: Alexa, ask MusicCast to play/stop/pause/skip song/play previous song in the Family Room. Room Linking/Unlinking: Alexa, ask MusicCast to connect the Kitchen with the Living Room. For example, when the Living Room is the "link master": Alexa, ask MusicCast to unlink the Kitchen. Alexa, ask MusicCast to unlink all rooms.
Disklavier ENSPIRE Controls Alexa, ask MusicCast to play the piano. Alexa, ask MusicCast to stop the piano. Alexa, ask MusicCast to play Angel on the piano. Alexa, ask MusicCast to turn up the volume on the piano. Alexa, ask MusicCast to turn down the volume on the piano.
To get started:
1. From within the MusicCast app, follow the "Add a new device" setup process for all MusicCast devices. It is recommended that you choose from the default room name list in the MusicCast app; each room should have a different name. During the setup process, you will be prompted to create or log in to a Connect ID account.
2. Complete the "Alexa Setup" process under the MusicCast app Settings menu to link all devices with your Connect ID account. You may need to create a new Connect ID account if you don't already have one.
3. Select the "Enable Skill" button in the Alexa App to sign in and link to your Connect ID account.
Supported Devices: All MusicCast devices introduced since 2015
Need help? Visit https://au.yamaha.com/en/support/
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I only have 1 musiccast sound system. But I have to mention the sound system name on every musicast command. Musiccast skill is useless to control Spotify service. That is a shame for Yamaha and Amazon.
Works as expected. Can play our favourited net radio stations. Some basic next/play/pause etc. it can play from MusicCast playlists. Apparently will be adding option to play specific songs soon, hoping that includes from Server!