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Hi all, hope this is the right forum, but my best guess at least.

So I'm hopelessly new to the AV-reciever world and looking for help getting my pc-audio to my Yamaha 1010 reciever.

I have figured out how to send all my physical media such as mp3's, but I want to be able to send whatever audio I'm playing to the reciever.

For example if I play spotify I would like that audio to transmitted to the reciever, and when I put on a new album it should just play that. It could be all other types of audio. So basically the reciever should just play whatever sound my pc is. Any way to do this?

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You have some choices. Is the receiver near your receiver? If so, and you have digital output from your PC sound card then connect through S/PDIF interface into a digital audio input. You could also use HDMI out from your computer if it's so equipped. A third option is to buy a Logitech Squeezebox or equivalent that will stream your digital collection to your receiver (Squeezebox also has a ton of online services like Slacker, Pandora, Mog, etc.).

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Another option if your PC is connected to your receiver is to play Spotify on PC and then control Spotify w/ a smartphone. I've just started using spotimote on android and it works OK.
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You have some choices. Is the receiver near your receiver? If so, and you have digital output from your PC sound card then connect through S/PDIF interface into a digital audio input. You could also use HDMI out from your computer if it's so equipped. A third option is to buy a Logitech Squeezebox or equivalent that will stream your digital collection to your receiver (Squeezebox also has a ton of online services like Slacker, Pandora, Mog, etc.).

Thank you for the answer.

I'm aware that I can just do it by cable, but I'm really trying to cut out the cable part and do it by streaming, so I'm not limited to sitting in one place listening to music

What I was thinking is, that I have a DLNA compatible reciever that can play MP3's so it should be possible to send the music without having to buy another product (squeezebox, airport express etc.). Onkyo recievers have it build in, so it can't be enterily impossible.

Best solution so far I have found is Jamcast. It sends the music and it plays, but stops working at random times. In it's essence I want to be able to send other sounds than physical formats out through a media center solution if that makes sense
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Another option if your PC is connected to your receiver is to play Spotify on PC and then control Spotify w/ a smartphone. I've just started using spotimote on android and it works OK.

Cheers, that would require me to physically connect it using a cable, or can the app send the music?
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Cheers, that would require me to physically connect it using a cable, or can the app send the music?

Your PC would be physically connected to some input on the receiver but your phone controls your PC over wifi
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Your PC would be physically connected to some input on the receiver but your phone controls your PC over wifi

Yeah, I researched it and cool you can control spotify by app

I have now gotten jamcast to work properly, and I can now send spotify sound to the reciever without cables, and even soundcloud, bandcamp and what not - so I'm getting a good setup by that
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I used a discontinued sound blaster music bridge (wifi). It works pretty well. When I use my PC, I can redirect my sound to the music bridge or play it locally on the PC. When i pick the bridge, my PC will output the sound using my network and the bridge picks it up since it's on the same network.

That way, it's not locked onto any one PC. Any PC can output the sound to the bridge (with password protection). it's similar to apple TV airplay/airport express.

Modern equipment can do more but at 3x the cost.
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