Pioneer VSX-1021 AV Receiver System: Apple AirPlay Capability

 

By Posted 9 Mar 2011, 17:53

With the success of Apple’s AirPlay already well established, more manufacturers are integrating support for the feature. We previously brought you news of JBL’s On Air Wireless speaker dock and Philips’ Fidelio SoundSphere speakers, both AirPlay enabled.

Now Pioneer has just announced their first device in a new line of AirPlay enabled AV receivers. The VSX-1021 will not only support this feature but also a 7.1 channel sound. The AirPlay feature will means the system can receive the music you stream from your iTunes and allows it to be played across your home theater system set up.

As the article from Shane McGlaun at Slashgear explains, the Pioneer receiver has Ethernet connectivity and also an optional Wi-Fi receiver for a more convenient installation. It includes a USB video cable making it compatible with Apple devices such as iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad directly with no need to dock whilst simultaneously charging the devices too.

Not only does the VSX-1021 allow for music streaming but will also allow you to view content from your device like YouTube and album art and more. For more information click this Pioneer link where the device’s features are listed in more details and also the price.

What do you think of this new AirPlay enabled receiver? Will you be adding it to your home theatre setup? Let us know in the comments below.

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