How To Setup Disklavier TV with a Yamaha Enspire in 3 Phases

Kevin Busse Apr 11, 2024
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Disklavier TV
Table of Contents
  1. 3 setup phases for DisklavierTV
  2. What are ALL of the materials I need to order for Disklavier TV?
    1. Extra Recommended Materials/Niceties
  3. Installing the AppleTV
  4. Installing the Esinkin Bluetooth Adapter
  5. How to Screenshare to the monitor/TV screen
  6. Troubleshoot Disklavier TV: Be sure of a few things

As a piano technician, I know that Disklavier TV is a great way to showcase the capabilities of the Yamaha Disklavier Enspire model on an acoustic piano beyond the built-in songs and Disklavier Radio.

It allows listeners to view live performances and recorded piano performances through the cutting-edge technology of Disklavier pianos from the comfort of their living room

Setting one up is a little more complicated than getting Disklavier Radio to work, but it opens a whole new realm of possibilities with this instrument's exclusive content.

If everything goes smoothly, you can expect to be able to get intuitive access to Disklavier TV working in less than 1 hour.

Generally, it takes more time on the first try to get it up and running, but hopefully this article will help you reduce that time significantly when setting up Disklavier TV for a Yamaha Disklavier Piano.

3 setup phases for DisklavierTV

1st Phase: Preliminary tasks

  • Plug piano into an outlet

  • Plug TV into an outlet

  • Insert UD-WL01

  • Turn on the Disklavier

  • Turn on the monitor/TV screen

  • Download the Enspire Controller App/Enspire App

  • Update the software/firmware version of the Disklavier

*Explained: Yamaha UD-WL01

*How to Update Firmware on Yamaha Disklavier Enspire App

2nd Phase: Main Hardware Setup

  • Plug in the AppleTV accessory to an outlet

  • Connect the AppleTV to the monitor/TV screen using an HDMI cable

  • Connect the Disklavier to the Internet

*3 Best Ways to Connect Piano to Internet

Do the following sequentially:

  1. Plug in the RCA cables from the omni input of the CC unit under the piano soundboard to the RCA jacks (or auxiliary jack) on the bluetooth adapter

  2. Wirelessly “pair” the bluetooth device to/from the AppleTV or “Smart TV”

3rd Phase: Final Steps

  • Create a new account with Yamaha

  • Subscribe to Disklavier Radio

  • Click on the Disklavier TV tab

  • Select a video to start

  • Screen share from your mobile device to the TV screen

*How to Subscribe to Disklavier Radio

*Have an Android? Disklavier TV: How to Mirror your Android Device to TV Screen

What are ALL of the materials I need to order for Disklavier TV?

*How to Update Software on Yamaha Disklavier Enspire App

If you don't have a "Smart TV," you'll need...

  • AppleTV (4th generation or better)

  • HDMI Cable (connects from Apple TV to TV monitor)

Extra Recommended Materials/Niceties

*How to Connect Yamaha Disklavier Piano to Sonos Audio System

Installing the AppleTV

The Apple TV is necessary to “pair” from the monitor/TV screen to the bluetooth adapter underneath the piano.

Apple TV

If the customer owns a "Smart TV," then an Apple TV is not necessary.

After finding that you need an AppleTV, do the following:

  1. Plug in the Apple TV to a wall outlet

  2. Plug the HDMI Cable from the Apple TV to the monitor/TV screen.

HDMI Cable

Installing the Esinkin Bluetooth Adapter

The purpose of the bluetooth adapter is so that the sound can be relayed back into the fully-integrated speakers under the piano AFTER the video and audio source has been "screen shared" to the monitor/TV screen.

In short, the Bluetooth Adapter is necessary to “pair” either AppleTV and “Smart TV” to the piano.

The audio is received by the piano speakers using this device.

To setup the Bluetooth Adapter, do the following:

  1. Plug in the Bluetooth Adapter to an outlet.

  2. Plug in the RCA cables connecting from the Bluetooth Adapter to the Omni in port of the CC unit underneath the piano soundboard.

  3. “Pair” the Bluetooth Adapter by pressing the big pairing button on the device; Select and connect to the “Esinkin BT Adapter” in AppleTV or “Smart TV” settings.

  4. Be sure that the audio output of the AppleTV or “Smart TV” goes through the “Esinkin BT Adapter.”

Disklavier TV Esinkin bluetooth Adapter

A pair of end-to-end RCA cables are also needed to connect the bluetooth adapter to the CC unit underneath the piano.

*Logitech Bluetooth Adapter (comes with “Yamaha Essentials Kit”)

Disklavier TV Bluetooth Adapter plug

Bluetooth Adapter is plugged into a power source near/underneath the piano.

I prefer to have a power cord going to the underside of the piano so that all the cables are condensed and neat.

Disklavier TV Bluetooth Adapter

The RCA cables are plugged into the Bluetooth adapter as well as into the omni in of the CC unit which is located underneath the soundboard of the piano.

*RCA cables (comes with “Yamaha Essentials Kit”).

Bluetooth Adapter pairing mode

Pairing is activated by pressing down on the "pair" button on the face of the bluetooth adapter.

If the RCA cables are plugged into the correct location, you should be able to hear 2 tones as the bluetooth adapter is powering on.

When paired properly, you will have full audio connectivity through the piano speakers along with the player pianos' playback functionality.

Disklavier TV connect bluetooth adapter

Checking the "Remotes & Devices" tab on the Apple TV to be sure that the adapter is connected to the Apple TV.

How to Screenshare to the monitor/TV screen

Have an Android? Learn how to Screen mirror here: Disklavier TV - How to mirror your Android Device to TV Screen

After sliding your finger down from the top edge of the right hand side of the smart device (iPhone/iPad) screen, click on the two rectangles on the screen and share to whichever device you want ("living room TV," "name of your TV," “Samsung1234” etc.)

Disklavier TV Screen share

Troubleshoot Disklavier TV: Be sure of a few things

  • The paid subscription to Disklavier Radio should work flawlessly

  • Make sure your internet is faster than 130 mbps

  • Enter same WiFi network for Disklavier as well as the mobile device

  • Bluetooth should be "off" on the device (iPhone/iPad) you are navigating through

  • Audio output of the AppleTV/“Smart TV” should have "Esinkin BT Adapter" selected

  • Click the Bluetooth Adapter 3 times so that the blue light flashes rapidly when  "pairing" properly

  • Close all other Disklavier Tabs

  • "Forget" other bluetooth networks that aren't being used

If there is any confusion with the Yamaha Disklavier System, be sure to watch this helpful setup video.

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Table of Contents
  1. 3 setup phases for DisklavierTV
  2. What are ALL of the materials I need to order for Disklavier TV?
    1. Extra Recommended Materials/Niceties
  3. Installing the AppleTV
  4. Installing the Esinkin Bluetooth Adapter
  5. How to Screenshare to the monitor/TV screen
  6. Troubleshoot Disklavier TV: Be sure of a few things