How to tie it all together ?
Background- I’ve been using a Yamaha rv? 773 receiver in a media closet in the front of the house connected to family room speakers/TV and a set of outdoor speakers on the deck (zone 2). I used to primarily use FM radio for the deck, but lately I’ve been using the SiriusXM app on the iPad and casting it to the receiver (AirPlay?). Since the receiver is in the closet, I use a Harmony ultimate/hub in that closet.
Here is where I am confused - built a pool in the backyard. Pool house/shed is ~100’ from the deck. If I can hear music at pool, it is too loud on the deck.
Shed will have Ethernet cable and a wireless access point (just upgraded to TP Link deco m9 throughout the house) and planning to use WiFi switches so I can shut lights off without going all the way back there. They are all Alexa compatible so I may break down and get an echo device.
So if I put a newer Yamaha receiver by the pool, my old 773 isn’t compatible with musiccast so I couldn’t have the deck speakers and pool speakers sync’d up.
I like the idea of voice control at the pool.
I’ve looked into the echo link and amp and thought a bit about Sonos connects, but wanted to see if you guys had better ideas.
I’m inherently cheap, but WAF is important.
I’m looking for simple background music but don’t want to mess with portable Bluetooth speakers ever again.
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