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If you’re looking to use this without Alexa, or just in a basic function, it’s a great sounding pre processor that’s offers a lot of channels.
If you want to connect it to any sort of smart home, especially via Alexa... RUN. The MusicCast app and connectivity is one of the worst implementations of smart technology I’ve seen. It simply stops working randomly, sometimes during mid song and you basically have to delete everything and add it all back again. This happens probably 2-3 times per week.
Seriously, it’s horrendous and the PMs and devs of Yamaha should be embarrassed to release a product that simply doesn’t work. If Yamaha doesn’t come out with an upgrade soon, I’ll be selling this. For the cost, it shouldn’t feel like an amateur coded the smart integration.