Functionality of Bluetooth

Hi, I'm kind of new to all this modern technology and would like to have a better understanding of it.  I recently bought a Yamaha Receiver RX-V679 which has both Bluetooth and WiFi functionality.  However, I soon learned that most manufacturers have proprietary systems and they don't like talking to each other.  

Also, I was under the impression that if I bought a Bluetooth portable speaker, I would be able to sync it to my receiver and hear everything that was going through the receiver.  Instead, what I have learned so far, is that a Bluetooth device iPad, etc. can SEND stuff to the receiver and the receiver will accept that stream and play it throughout the living room but it doesn't work in reverse.

Please confirm if my assumption is correct.

This receiver is also WiFi certified but Yamaha told me it would not sync with any WiFi speakers that were not made by Yamaha.  Can someone verify that.?

The name "Receiver" imply s to me that it can "receive" stuff but maybe not transmit it, (send it out).  Is this basically correct?

My Samsung TV only has ONE optical audio output which I have connected to my receiver so I'm restricted to what ever portable playing device I use if I want to listen to Bluetooth speakers.  I was hoping I could use Bluetooth speakers outdoors and listen to a game that is playing on TV but it doesn't look like that is going to be possible.  If I am mistaken on any of this, please let me know. Thanks
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RayData AnalystCommented:
You are correct that your Yamaha receives audio from a device such as iPad, iPhone, android, etc,  It does not transmit to a bluetooth speaker.  For your specific need of listening to the game, or whatever is playing on the TV, use the "zone 2" speaker connection and run wires outdoors to some outdoor speakers if you can.  That is what the second zone is there for primarily.

The WiFi is mainly used for playing internet radio through the Yamaha's connected speakers.  I would take Yamaha at their word on it's ability to connect with WiFi speakers.

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camtzAuthor Commented:
I don't really want to deal with wires.  Another tough that comes to mind, is to get a small Bluetooth laptop.  Do the Samsung/Android devices offer more flex-abilities than Apple?   My Apple iPad can not mirror to the TV and can only stream to one speaker at a time.  Do they offer more versatility?  Another thing I want to do is stream music from the net and my own music folder.  

Seems to me that I could get a Bluetooth laptop and sync it to various Bluetooth speakers.  This would give me the ability to stream whatever I can get on the computer like net radio stations for one.  Would that work?
camtzAuthor Commented:
Thank you.  I read the online manual and agree.  That appears to be the only way.
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