Apple AirPlay Control

Use Apple® AirPlay® to stream audio from an AirPlay-enabled device (such as an iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Mac) to a to a Crestron Home system that uses a DM-NAX-8ZSA 8-zone streaming amplifier. The DM NAX™ device can play the streamed audio in any room that it is connected to.

The AirPlay-enabled device must be on the same Wi-Fi® wireless or Ethernet network as the Crestron Home system.

Stream Audio

To stream audio using an AirPlay-enabled device:

  1. Play music on the device.
  2. In the Control Center or music app, tap  AirPlay.
  3. Each room in the system that can play the source is listed as a speaker in the list of Speakers & TVs. To stream audio to a room, select a room in the Crestron Home system.

Control Streaming Content

Control the music, including the volume, from the Crestron Home app or the AirPlay-enabled device.

Active Media and AirPlay

Active media in the Crestron Home system may behave differently when using room groups and using AirPlay to stream content.

Scenario 1

Situation:

  1. Play music in Room 1 using a built-in streaming service (for example, Pandora or Internet Radio).
  2. Create a group with Rooms 1, 2, and 3.
  3. Use AirPlay to stream to Room 1.

Result:

  • The room group is cleared.
  • Rooms 2 and 3 are powered off.
  • Room 1 plays the streamed content.

Scenario 2

Situation:

  1. Play music in Room 1 using a built-in streaming service (for example, Pandora or Internet Radio).
  2. Create a group with Rooms 1, 2, and 3.
  3. Use AirPlay to stream to Room 2.

Result:

  • Rooms 1 and 3 continue to play the original streaming source.
  • Room 2 is removed from the group.
  • Room 2 plays the streamed content.

Scenario 3

Situation:

  1. Use AirPlay to stream to Room 1.
  2. Use the Crestron Home app to create a group with Rooms 1, 2, and 3

Result:

  • Rooms 1, 2, and 3 play the streamed content.
  • The Control Center or music app reports that only Room 1 is selected for streaming.

Scenario 4

Situation:

  1. Use AirPlay to stream to Room 1.
  2. Create a group with Rooms 1, 2, and 3.
  3. Remove Room 1 from the group.

Result:

  • The room group is cleared.
  • Rooms 1, 2 and 3 are powered off.
  • In the Control Center or music app, the selected room is cleared.

Scenario 5

Situation:

  1. Use AirPlay to stream to Room 1.
  2. Create a group with Rooms 1, 2, and 3.
  3. Stop streaming.

Result:

  • The room group is cleared.
  • Rooms 1, 2 and 3 are powered off.