Spotify Connect is not yet available on Yamaha, last time I heard anything here on the community people are still waiting for Yamaha to push out the firmware update to their receivers to enable the feature.
You can tell if you are using Connect or Airplay since the method of transferring playback with Connect is different (with the connect symbol):
Same issue here with my Yamaha RX-V675 : even with the latest update I can't play Spotify from my Android device. what a shame: this is actually one of the reasons why I bought that receiver !
And as far as iOS is concerned it's hard to tell whether this is Airplay or Spotify Connect ... when I launch it from my iPad the Receiver sees it as "Airplay": I have no way to check whether the music is actually streaming from my iPad or directly from Spotify connect to my Yamaha...
You are using Airplay. Yamaha has not released the firmware update to enable Spotify Connect. Last I asked Yamaha support, they told me that the update should be released in January.
"Rollout" or empty promise? It's disappointing to see Android users left out and in the dark again. It's one thing for Android to roll out later, but I really don't understand why Spotify can't be honest about it and give an estimate. Something official would be nice...but in the meantime, anyone have any more rumours?
I found a Pioneer network speaker with Connect support in store today (Clas Ohlson in Sweden) but they didn't have a way to let me test it - which I was hoping would enable it for me. Anyone in Sweden found a store where you could try it?
sonnenbs33: Have you confirmed that the firmware update was successful? What firmware version do you have now? Are your Yamaha receiver and mobile device on the same network? Does Yamaha AV Controller app find your Yamaha receiver? Are you using Spotify on Android or IOS?
In another thread, someone has the same problem as you... He is using Spotify app on Android device.
For me, Spotify Connect works great with my Yamaha RX-A2030, but I already had Spotify Connect enabled for my Spotify account, so maybe that's why it works.