1. doadrian's Avatar
    Hy guys. I was wondering if any of you could help me with the problem i have...
    I just bought an Denon AVR X2000 receiver and tested it's network features. I have an xbox music subscrition and i wanted to play music from the app swiping left and bringing up the devices button. The receiver shows up there but when i try to play a song it says "that the file is protected and cannot be played on other devices".
    Using the same method i was able to play a non protected music files... It is a shame it doesn't work with xbox music as it Works with apple airplay.
    I really want this feature to work.
    Am i doing something wrong? Is there any setting i should do?
    11-24-2013 05:00 AM
  2. gsquared's Avatar
    Here is the link I used to search:

    stream xbox music to receiver - Bing

    From what I read if it has DNLA you should be able to do it. I stream Xbox Music to my car stereo using BT. Works fine. Can also stream to an Xbox then to receiver.
    11-24-2013 07:05 AM
  3. Jose_Rey's Avatar
    I doubt you can do that as I can't even do it on the XBOX 360 unless I stream directly from the console through XBOX MUSIC APP. I have about 5 DLNA capable devices and none of them can stream "protected content." Only regular MP3s work.
    11-24-2013 09:20 AM
  4. doadrian's Avatar
    According to this thread Xbox Music 8.1 - PlayTo - "This app can't play to a device at - Microsoft Community
    there is a problem in Windows 8.1. It seems it worked in Windows 8.
    11-25-2013 04:40 AM
  5. jhoff80's Avatar
    It didn't ever work that way in Windows 8 for what you're trying to do.

    There's two types of files Xbox Music plays. There's purchased (or imported) music, which is your unprotected MP3 content. And then there's stuff that is part of your subscription. That is all DRM-protected, whether it's streamed or downloaded/cached locally.

    In Windows 8, there were two separate methods to play to a device. There was the Devices charm > Play To. This only ever worked with unprotected MP3 content. It decodes the audio stream on the sending device, and then passes that along directly to the receiver device via DLNA. Again, you can not send DRM content that way.

    But as I said, in Windows 8, there was a second option. This was the "Play on Xbox" button in the app bar. This did the opposite, and would only work on content streaming from Xbox Music's catalog. With this, the device basically just sends a URL to the Xbox 360. The Xbox takes that URL, and automatically starts playing the same song. However, this playback is independent from the sender device. You can turn the tablet off at this point and the Xbox 360 continues to play.

    In Windows 8.1, they have removed the "Play on Xbox" control. (I suspect at least partly because the Xbox One doesn't currently support that sort of thing). The remaining option there is the "Play To" option. This works the same as ever, but still only works for unprotected MP3 content.
    11-25-2013 12:47 PM
  6. doadrian's Avatar
    @jhoff80 thanks for clarification. It is a shame I cannot plat DRM files. This is how people end up downloading pirated songs...
    I Wonder how Apple is always doing things that work...i mean Airplay works perfect. I know that Itunes purchased songs are non DRM but the Itunes radio also works...or sending the audio from Youtube to the receiver.
    11-26-2013 04:58 AM
  7. jhoff80's Avatar
    Actually, I have to say that I just tried doing this this afternoon with protected content from Xbox Music, and it shockingly worked on the Xbox One. The One handled whatever music I tried sending to it. The 360 does not
    11-26-2013 06:47 PM
  8. doadrian's Avatar
    I just found something really interesting. I have also a HTC One and it has an option "Media Output" where I selectetd the Denon receiver. I then opened the Android Xbox app (which opens and runs way smoother than de WP8.1 app :( ) and surprise....it works. I am able to stream Xbox Music content to the receiver. I open the "Nokia Play to" app, try to play an Xbox Music song and, no surprises here, it does not work!
    I am really, really mad at Microsoft.
    08-26-2014 03:37 AM
  9. loofmodnar's Avatar
    I've got an X2000 as well. Nice receiver, but I ended up adding a Bluetooth adapter (Logitech) since the connection at my house was flakey for airplay/play to. I could basically connect every other time. Using Zone two with the network connector was a pain as well since it always hijacks the main zone first.
    08-26-2014 10:07 AM
  10. RTGent's Avatar
    I just found something really interesting....
    I am really, really mad at Microsoft.
    And it only took you nine months... no telling what that andoid app will produce by next May.

    I am really, really hopeful.
    08-26-2014 12:37 PM
  11. David Hegedus's Avatar
    Guys.. All you have to do is Open up settings in Xbox Music and turn on all settings. Thats It. Works like a charm with drm protected files too. I play Music like this all the time.
    08-26-2014 12:45 PM

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