How to Play Music on a Denon AVR-S530BT AV Receiver

Introduction

Your Denon AVRS530BT system is capable of playing music using Bluetooth, USB, or the built in radio tuner.

This guide will explain how to play or stream music with your AVR.

? How do you want to play music?

  1. USB Thumbdrive
  2. FM/AM Radio Broadcasts
  3. Bluetooth Connection

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Your Denon AVRS530BT system is capable of playing music using Bluetooth, USB, or the built in radio tuner.

This guide will explain how to play or stream music with your AVR.

Connect your USB thumbdrive to the front of your AVR.
Denon 530 showing the USB port circled
  1. Press USB on your remote.
    The top of a denon remote showing USB highlighted
  2. Use the arrow keys on your remote to select the file you want to play.
    Denon usb selections

Connect the supplied antenna to the proper ports.
The back of a denon 530 showing the antenna connections

  1. Using the remote, press the FM or AM button.
    Top of denon remote showing the FM and AM buttons
  2. Your television display will show the Tuner.
    Denon 530 fm tuner
  3. You can now select the radio station you want to listen to.
  1. Use the scroll wheel or the quickselect buttons to select Bluetooth.
    Denon receiver front panel highlighting the selector knob and the LCD display.
  2. With Bluetooth selected, press Option on your remote.
    Denon remote showing bluetooth and option buttons
  3. The AVR will enter pairing mode.
    Denon receiver on-screen display for Bluetooth pairing mode.
  1. Open Settings.
    iOS Settings.
  2. Select Bluetooth.
    iOS Bluetooth
  3. Ensure that the Bluetooth toggle is in the On position.
    Bluetooth toggle switch highlighted in iOS settings.

Some Bluetooth accessories are configured with a PIN or a passkey that is often listed in its information manual. Check your Bluetooth accessory documentation for the correct PIN or passkey.

From Any iOS Device (iPod, iPad, iPhone)

  1. Open Settings
    iOS Settings.
  2. Then Bluetooth.
    Settings menu with Bluetooth highlighted.
  3. Set the Bluetooth accessory in pairing/discovery mode.
  4. Wait for your iOS device to display the detected Bluetooth accessory.
    Bluetooth settings page.
  5. Select the Bluetooth accessory to pair it with the iOS device.
    • If a PIN or passkey is required, you will be prompted to enter it.
    • If there is no passkey, your Bluetooth accessory should connect without issue.
  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen.
    Swipe down
  2. Tap the Bluetooth icon to enable it.
    Bluetooth Enabled
    Bluetooth Enabled
    Bluetooth Disabled
    Bluetooth Disabled

Depending on what device (Smartphone or Tablet) and which generation you have, the menu theme and options might look slightly different on your screen. However, the steps should be similar to all Android devices and generations.

From any Android Device

  1. Open the App Drawer.
    App drawer icon

    Newer versions of Android's operating system may not have the app drawer button. If you do not see the button, you will simply swipe up from the bottom of your screen to get to your apps.

  2. Go to Settings.
    Android Settings.
  3. Tap Bluetooth. You may need to select Connections first.
    Bluetooth
  4. Set the Bluetooth accessory in pairing/discovery mode.

    This process will vary depending on what kind of device you have. Refer to your device's documentation for specifics on how to accomplish this.

  5. Ensure Bluetooth is On and then select your device from the list below.
    Bluetooth toggle switch highlighted in Android settings.

    Some Bluetooth accessories are configured with a PIN or a passkey that is often listed in its manual. Check your Bluetooth accessory manual for the correct PIN or passkey.

  1. Click the System Preferences icon.
    System Preferences.
  2. Click the Bluetooth icon.
    System Preferences window with Bluetooth selected. Screenshot.
  3. Bluetooth properties will open.
  4. Ensure that Bluetooth status reads Bluetooth: On. If it is off, click Turn Bluetooth On to enable it.
    Bluetooth screen with list of nearby bluetooth devices. Highlight on the Bluetooth radio status. Screenshot.
  5. Your computer will automatically begin searching for Bluetooth devices that may be in range.

Depending on the device you are attempting to add, the screens you see may be slightly different than the ones depicted here.

  1. Set the Bluetooth accessory in pairing/discovery mode.

    This process will vary depending on what kind of device you have. Refer to your device's documentation for specifics on how to accomplish this.

  2. Click the System Preferences icon.
    System Prefrences icon.
  3. Click the Bluetooth icon.
    Screenshot of macOS system prefrences with Bluetooth highlighted
  4. Bluetooth properties will open.
  5. Ensure that Bluetooth status reads Bluetooth: On. If it is off, click Turn Bluetooth On to enable it.
    screenshot of macOS bluetooth system prefrences with the on off button highlighted
  6. Available Bluetooth devices will begin to appear in the list.
  7. Locate the device you wish to pair in the list and click Pair.
    screenshot of macOS bluetooth system Preferences highlighting an unpaired Bluetooth device with the pair button on the right
  8. Once connected, the device will display Connected within the device list. It is now available to your Mac to output audio to.
    screenshot of macOS bluetooth system Preferences with a connected bluetooth device highlighted
  1. Click the Action Center icon in the bottom right corner of the screen.
    Windows 10 screenshot with notification center highlighted

  2. Tap on the All Settings tile after that.
    Notfication center with All Settings highlighted

  3. Then go to Devices.
    Windows 10 Settings with Devices highlighted

  4. Select Bluetooth from the left-hand column and ensure the Bluetooth switch is in the On position to the right.
    Devices settings with Bluetooth selected on left column and Bluetooth toggle highlighted

Some Bluetooth devices are configured to require a PIN or a passkey. If this is the case, check your Bluetooth device's documentation for the correct default PIN or passkey.

  1. Set the Bluetooth accessory in pairing/discovery mode.

    This process will vary depending on what kind of device you have. Refer to your device's documentation for specifics on how to accomplish this.

  2. Click the Start button.
    Windows 10 Start Menu
  3. Tap on Settings.
    Windows 10 Settings
  4. Then click on Devices.
    Devices Settings
  5. Select Bluetooth & other devices from the left-hand column and ensure the Bluetooth switch is in the On position to the right.
    Bluetooth & other devices and the Bluetooth toggle highlighted
  6. Click Add Bluetooth or other device.
    Add Bluetooth or other device highlighted
  7. Select Bluetooth from the list.
    Bluetooth highlighted
  8. Select the device you want to pair the system with.
    Bluetooth device highlighted
  9. If asked to enter or verify the passcode showing on the other device, do so.
    Bluetooth PIN highlighted
  10. Click on Done.
    Done highlighted
  11. After the pairing was successful the device will show the Paired status under its name.
    Paired device highlighted
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