How to Play Music on a Denon AVR-S930H AV Receiver

Introduction

Your Denon AVRS930H system is capable of playing music using a variety of methods.

This guide will explain how to play or stream music with your AVR.
A home theater setup

? How would you like to play your music?

  1. USB
  2. HEOS App
  3. Internet Radio
  4. Network Attached Device
  5. Bluetooth
  6. FM/AM Radio

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Your Denon AVRS930H system is capable of playing music using a variety of methods.

This guide will explain how to play or stream music with your AVR.
A home theater setup

Connect your USB thumbdrive to the front of your AVR.
Denon 930 showing the USB port in the front
  1. Press USB on your remote.
    Denon remote showing USB circled
  2. Select your connected USB.
  3. Select what you want to play.
    Denon AVR USB selection
  1. Press the HEOS button on your remote.
    Denon remote showing the HEOS button
  2. Using your Up or Down arrow keys to select what you want to listen to.
    Denon remote showing the up and down buttons circled
  1. Press and hold the Bluetooth button on the remote for at least 3 seconds.
    Denon remote with bluetooth circled
  2. The AVR will enter pairing mode.
    Denon 930 bluetooth connection on screen
  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. 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. 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.
  1. Set your device to pairing mode. The way you do this may differ from device to device.

    In many cases, you can place your device in pairing mode by having the device off, then pressing and holding the power button to start it up. Usually, after a few moments, it will indicate it is in pairing mode (flashing its indicator light, for example), and you can release the power button.

  2. On the menu bar, click the Apple menu, then System Preferences.
    macOS Apple Menu with System Preferences highlighted.
  3. Select Bluetooth.
    System Preferences with Bluetooth highlighted.
  4. Ensure that it says Bluetooth: On. Turn it on with the button if it isn't.
    Screenshot of the Bluetooth properties box. Annotation that shows how to turn the Bluetooth radio on.
  5. Your computer will search for any Bluetooth devices in range.
  6. Once your device is located, click Pair.
    Bluetooth properties box with directions to click the Pair button next to the device you wish to connect to.
  7. Once the pairing process is complete, your Mac will automatically connect to the device whenever it is in range.
  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

Connect the supplied antenna to the proper ports.
Denon 930H antenna ports

  1. Press Tuner on your remote.
    Denon remote with tuner circled
  2. Use the Up or Down buttons to select FM or AM.
    Denon remote showing the up and down buttons circled
  3. Press the Tune buttons to select your stations.
    Denon remote showing the tuner buttons highlighted
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