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Topic # 239573 24-Jul-2018 14:02
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Hi there.

I would like to know if any members have had experience with Streaming Audio from a mobile device to a standalone Audio Amplifier via Wifi (not bluetooth).
I have done some research and have found a few devices - but havent been able to read any specific reviews.
All I would like to achieve is similar to how I currently use my logitech bluetooth adapter but via Wifi for increased range and overall bitrate audio quality.

Anyone care to comment ?

Cheers

Ren

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  Reply # 2061683 24-Jul-2018 14:03
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Chromecast Audio would be my first assumption


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  Reply # 2061685 24-Jul-2018 14:07
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The Apple Airport Express does this too. Chromecast Audio would be cheaper though.


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  Reply # 2061689 24-Jul-2018 14:25
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+1 for Chromecast Audio.


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  Reply # 2061691 24-Jul-2018 14:30
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Chromecast Audio for sure. Analog or digital output (optical) and you can set up a bunch as a group and stream to multiple rooms at once!





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  Reply # 2061722 24-Jul-2018 14:56
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Another vote for Chromecast Audio.

 

We have replaced two Squeezebox Duets (which served four different zones in total), which cost us many hundreds of $$, with three Chromecast Audios. Wish we'd done it years ago. 

 

I particularly like the grouping function, and even though we've had no issue with time delays between zones, the ability is there to set delays. Also like the ability to use a decent app on my phone (I really like Hi-Fi Cast) to access the FLAC rips from our CDs on the NAS. 

 

Generally streaming via devices including Android phones, iPads and a Chromebook has been fine, though we did have a problem for a few weeks with Spotify not 'seeing' one of the Chromecasts; Spotify couldn't work out what the problem was, and it went away in the end.


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  Reply # 2061816 24-Jul-2018 17:16
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Chromecast audio. Even on Apple they’re pretty good. Another option for Apple based is an build your own airplay server or an old Apple TV




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  Reply # 2061818 24-Jul-2018 17:37
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Hi There.

Awesome. Thanks for all the replies.
I have an Apple Airport express adapter which I would have loved to try - but sadly due to running Android I'm unable to take advantage of it.

I will look into a Chromecast - it sounds just what I'm after.
It would integrate nicely with my existing network/smartTvs and NAS drive.

Cheers

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