Pioneer speaker not showing on my Sony Z3C

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hi guys,

 

I searched and could not find anything about my problem.

 

We have a Pioneer speaker hooked up over network at home which has always been visible as a device when using our iPhones. 

 

I recently bought a Sony Z3 Compact and love it...but the Pioneer speaker does not appear in the devices list when using Spotify on my Sony Z3C. It is driving me nuts that I can't connect to a simple speaker that appears on my wifes iPhone spotify (so it is not the network or the speaker, but the Android phone).

 

Any help would be hugely appreciated. I am a complete n00b to Android and a little overwhelmed with all the options.

 

I have tried resetting the router, turning off and on all devices...but no luck. Please someone spare me from pulling my hair out. 

 

Many thanks!

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It should work straight out. Just to clarify, we're you using the speaker in AirPlay with your IPhone's or were you able to see it as a connect device? Can you check the speaker firmware is up to date?

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It should work straight out. Just to clarify, we're you using the speaker in AirPlay with your IPhone's or were you able to see it as a connect device? Can you check the speaker firmware is up to date?

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Hi Daniel and thanks for the reply. 

 

When I used my iPhone I used the speaker with both Airplay and the device list in Spotify, but primarily the Spotify app. 

 

I have not tried 'pairing' the speaker by plugging in the new phone directly and pressing the speaker buttons together. I will try this tonight and see if it helps. (I just found a video suggesting this on youtube).

 

And yeah good idea, I will also check the firmware of the Pioneer.

 

Fingers crossed!

 

UPDATE: It was indeed the firmware. I updated (not easy on a macbook!) but got there in the end and it fixed the issue so thanks very much for the suggestion Daniel 🙂

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Great stuff. I know I had to update my Pioneer Speaker to get the functionality back when Connect was first launched which is what made me think of it.

 

Glad you're sorted and I agree... updating the firmware isn't an easy feat... I actually used my Android to do it which I suggest would be harder than the Macbook 🙂


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