Pioneers Home Theater Receiver now coming with Airplay with more on the way
Pioneer is coming out with the first of eight Airplay compatible devices for this year. It will work with any iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. It will work with PC or Mac with iTunes. It doesn’t have to be turned on to be discovered, it will turn on and switch to the Airplay source when selected.
With AirPlay, Pioneer’s VSX-1021 7.1-channel home theater receiver becomes the hub for social entertainment, giving music lovers complete access, control, and playback of their entire iTunes music library with incredible sound quality. Once the VSX-1021 is connected to a home network through Ethernet or Wi-Fi using Pioneer’s optional AS-WL300 wireless LAN adapter (sold separately), AirPlay lets consumers stream their favorite songs to the receiver from iTunes on Mac and PC, or their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. AirPlay requires iTunes 10.1 or later and iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 4.2