Yamaha has released the Receiver Control App for iPhone and iPod Touch, a free application that enables users to control the most-used functions of its network receivers.

Version 1.0 of the app can be used with the Yamaha RX-V2065, RX-Z7 and RX-V3900 A/V receiver along with the DSP-Z7 amplifier.

Features include the ability to control available inputs, volume levels, mute and power commands from your iPhone or iPod Touch.

Depending on the network receiver model with which it is being used, the new app can simultaneously control audio in up to four zones in and around the house.

Yamaha says users must update their A/V receivers with the latest firmware in order to use the application.

Once the receiver’s firmware is update and the app downloaded, users need only to have the IP address from their network receiver and make sure their iPhone/iPod touch is configured to the same local area network as their receiver. The app identifies the receiver and lists its model number to denote the connection. Once quick setting adjustments are complete, the user presses the control button to make the app fully functional.

The free Yamaha Receiver Control App is a 1.6mb download and is available now from the iTunes Canada store.

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