Streaming newbie questions
I've been using an SR6008 for 8 months now ("upgraded" from an SR8400 w/o HDMI). I setup Pandora on it a month or two ago, but don't like that I have to use the TV to navigate the menu. We have an iPhone and an iPod Touch in the house (neither are mine, but I'm probably going to break down and get a phone later this year). Last night, I installed Spotify on the iPod and figured out how to play music over the receiver from the iPod. My first question is this:
If I use AirPlay to stream music through Pandora or Spotify through an iPod/iPhone, am I using up substantially more bandwidth than if I use the receiver's built in streaming support ? I assume that the way I was using Pandora, the receiver was pulling the music straight from the router. Am I streaming from the router to the iPod, back to the router and down to the receiver using AirPlay ?
I ask because I'm on DSL (no cable in my area) and streaming actually has an impact on anyone else trying to use the network.
I don't want to play around too much with my wife's iPhone or my daughter's iPod, but I'm aware that there are apps for remote control of the receiver (either from Marantz or 3rd party). So my second question is: without using AirPlay, if I use a remote App, can I navigate Spotify/Pandora from the device without having the TV on ?
Thanks a lot for any help you can offer !
Last edited by kingofthebeasts; 09-30-2014 at 11:55 AM.