Originally Posted by cwglideman
Hey Guys. Quick question for any 2016 x300H owners. I notice on the new (2016)Denon app that Tidal is included as one of the streaming options. Is Tidal software built into the AVR itself like Spotify and Pandora has been in other Denon Receivers or does it just stream wirelessly from the App itself. Also, if it is built in, how would you rate the quality of the stream? Is it the HiFi version of Tidal at full rez?
Being a Tidal subscriber, this is of interest to me.
Originally Posted by jdsmoothie
None of the streaming services are built in to the X4300H and X6300H, rather they must be streamed using the HEOS app.
Hi cwglideman, I came at this the opposite way to you. I had never subscribed to any streaming music services. Purchased the 6300 as well as a HEOS 7 late January. Using the HEOS app on my phone I'm streaming music from my phone, form my NAS, form the USB port on the AVR. This is a great way to play music.
Having said that, I thought I'd give the streaming apps a go; 30 day free trail I can't really go wrong can I. Signed up for TIDAL as it plays HiRez audio and I am loving it. TIDAL on my AVR (controlled either by Samsung Galaxy S7 or Pioneer XDP-100). TIDAL on my HEOS 7 HS2 speaker. TIDAL on my PC through my Oppo HA1!!! I may never buy music again
Back to your point, no the software isn't built in to the AVR, you install the HEOS app on your phone (you can download it and trial it in demo mode). This gives you direct access to, inert alia, music on your phone, music on your network, music on storage attached to your HEOS or AVR and a range of streaming services (varies by location). I am signed up for the HiRez audio with TIDAL and it sounds great. If you want to play the new masters MQA HiRez tracks you'll need to attach your PC to the AVR via HDMI.
In short, loving the streaming and it sounds great on the AVR. Now we just need Denon to add MQA functionality :-)