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Web radios: Denon, Marantz and Yamaha cut vTuner connectivity

With over 100 web radios and compact systems with Internet radio from Denon, Marantz and Yamaha, the owners can no longer tune in new stations. The devices concerned rely on the online service vTuner when searching for a station, which now requires registration and an annual fee of US $ 3.

The aforementioned consumer electronics brands provide firmware updates for some of their younger devices that allow access to other web radio station lists. Such updates are not available for many older devices. Then only the previously saved radio stations can be used, unless you have registered with vTuner or the operator Nothing Else Matters Software Ltd. registers and pays. Some of the affected devices are even still being sold.

Apart from the vTuner services, many of the affected devices offer no other option for storing radio streams, for example by simply entering a URL. The respective manufacturers have therefore relied exclusively on an external service provider who has apparently changed their business model.

If the devices have other streaming functions, you can play the radio streams via Bluetooth or AirPlay from your smartphone or tablet as a makeshift measure.

In a support post, Marantz also explains how to configure the UPnP streaming service of a Fritzboxthat you can play the stations set up in the Fritzbox with the streaming function of the web radio.

Another alternative are analog AUX inputs to which you connect a smartphone, another streaming client or a Raspberrry Pi as a streaming client via cable.

If you operate several web radios in the same household, you will probably have to pay several times at vTuner: With the annual fee, you can only activate the supply of one MAC address. Depending on the manufacturer, you have to register via the websites radiodenon.com, radiomarantz.com or yradio.vtuner.com operated by vTuner.

Denon, Marantz and Yamaha list the following affected devices. Some of them can even be found in retail stores.

Denon:

AVR-3808, AVR-4306, AVR-4308, AVC-A1HD, AVP-A1HD, AVC-A1XV (A), AVC-A11XV (A), AVR-3310, AVR-4810, AVR-4310, AVR-3311, AVR-4311, AVR-A100, AVR-1912, AVR-2112, AVR-2312, AVR-3312, AVR-1713, AVR-2113, AVR-2313, AVR-3313, AVR-4520 AVR-X1000, AVR-X2000 , AVR-X3000, AVR-X4000, AVR-X1100W, AVR-X2100W, AVR-X3100W, AVR-X4100W, AVR-X1200W, AVR-X2200W, AVR-X3200W, AVR-X4200W, AVR-X5200W, AVR-X6200W, AVR -X7200W (A), AVR-X1300W, AVR-X2300W, AVR-X3300W, ASD-31W, ASD-31N, ASD-51, S302, S32, S52, DSD-300, DSD-500, RCD-N7, DRA- N5, RCD-N8, DRA-N4, RCD-N9, DNP-720, DNP-730 DNP-F109, DRA-100

Marantz:

SR7005, AV7005, NR1602, SR5006, SR6006, NR1603, SR5007, SR6007, SR7007, AV7701, AV8801, NR1504, NR1604, SR5008, SR6008, SR7008, NR1605, SR5009, SR6009, SR7009, AV7A1506, AV7A2, AV7702 SR5010, SR6010, SR7010, AV7702 (mk2), NR1607, SR5011, SR6011, M-CR603, NA7004, M-CR510, M-CR610, NA-11S1, MS7000, NA8005, NA6005, M-CR511, M-CR611

Yamaha:

CD-N301, CD-N500, CRX-N560, CX-A5000, HTR-4067, MCR-755, MCR-750, NP-S2000, R-N301, R-N500, RX-A1010, RX-A1020, RX- A1030, RX-A1040, RX-A2010, RX-A2020, RX-A2030, RX-A2040, RX-A3010, RX-A3020, RX-A3030, RX-A3040, RX-A710, RX-A720, RX-A730, RX-A740, RX-A810, RX-A820, RX-A830, RX-A840, RX-S600, RX-S600D, RX-V1067, RX-V1071, RX-V2065, RX-V2067, RX-V3067, RX- V3900, RX-V473, RX-V475, RX-V477, RX-V500D, RX-V573, RX-V575, RX-V577, RX-V671, RX-V673, RX-V675, RX-V677, RX-V771, RX-V773, RX-V775, RX-V777, RX-V867, RX-V871, DSP-Z7

For The following Yamaha devices have firmware updates with airable.radio:

CD-NT670, CD-NT670D, CX-A5100, HTR-4068, HTR-4069, HTR-5069, HTR-6068, ISX-18, ISX-80, MCR-N470, MCR-N470D, MCR-N570, MCR- N570D, MCR-N670, MCR-N670D, MCR-N870, MCR-N870D, NX-N500, R-N402, R-N402D, R-N602, RX-A1050, RX-A1060, RX-A2050, RX-A2060, RX-A3050, RX-A3060, RX-A550, RX-A660, RX-A750, RX-A760, RX-A850, RX-A860, RX-AS710, RX-AS710D, RX-S601, RX-S601D, RX- V1079, RX-V1081, RX-V2079, RX-V2081, RX-V3079, RX-V3081, RX-V479, RX-V481, RX-V481D, RX-V579, RX-V581, RX-V679, RX-V681, RX-V779, RX-V781, SRT-1500, TSR-5790, TSR-5810, TSR-7790, TSR-7810, WX-010, WX-030, WXA-50, WXC-50, YAS-306, YAS- 706, YSP-1600, YSP-2700, YSP-5600


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