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Always On: How To: Control music at home with Android

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Always On: How To: Control music at home with Android

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CNET's Donald Bell shows you how to control music playback around your home using an Android phone or tablet and some other set-top device.

Small and I don't like the -- -- but I'm gonna talk about anyway this. Actually all the different wireless audio options you -- your living room they can control. With your Android phone. Starting up with something really cheap. Some everyone's got you've got your Bluetooth speakers -- this one's from so that's the most sound link. That was any kind of crazy section -- kind of -- this is the jam box -- -- you don't wanna spend any money buying a dedicated Bluetooth speaker for your living room. You can cheap out you can just get a forty dollar Bluetooth adapter this one's from Logitech it's -- -- -- -- -- the home -- the home stereo -- house. I needed to go to your phone to see that you've got Bluetooth device you can send -- -- -- great you're living the dream that human just entering your home. And playing music and it is being magic Apple users are so you say that Android users should have that too. Now where the dream gives out its that you don't have great range with Bluetooth got maybe thirty or 48. You've got any walls between it that's gonna cut that down to kill your music -- -- -- your pocket you get to bottom range. Musical about that's not fun so the better way to -- -- to use your Wi-Fi network -- I think he -- the range of your entire house. You might even how everything you need already. We've got the only -- as options kind of like airplay. Eyes open standard Samsung had on their devices. Sony had -- this is a lot of different TVs and devices. It's coming out this wireless media sharing capability. But it doesn't always -- -- kind of frustrating to set up even try to set it up here with this -- in the Samsung TV and it was in mind -- to try to get to work. If you can't get it to work. Use that option. If you don't -- 150 dollars -- you the screens box or radio here at Logitech makes this. -- have some of the -- difference as these boxes in different prices and configurations. This -- -- a great Android app that you can use to get your Spotify music pandora stations everything queued up and you can control it. Walking and boot up the -- get music going. You can even uses -- to turn the -- box radio on and off. Maybe a little too loud but you can see you -- Actually some pretty good audio quality out of buys a device that's pretty small. So that's good to have them but. It's not gonna cut you in every room nine lets you buy a couple of these and spread and bright house. Might get something that's gonna get you everywhere. You can upgrade to someone else this is the Sonos play three X the solar systems are really meant to be expanded -- your home. And they make it really easy to do that -- -- -- a speaker hit the -- button and then you've got a speaker in the corner of your house. -- also have a great -- Even better than the squeeze box out again it's gonna plug in every service that you -- got Spotify innovation. Rhapsody. Pandora and -- -- your local music collection. And then can this get music going with the push of a button. The Frank Black. Some more Android integration and finally four -- super hardcore Android fans the nexus -- Google's glorified volume knob. 300 dollars gets you this you can connect it to your TV can connect to that your speakers. I will say this about it it works really well -- Android so you just queue up. You and grade your Google music after the little triangle button on the right and you've got music plan doesn't. Pennies the giant on control turn -- up. One other thing the nexus can give you is the killer screen -- none of -- that are options are gonna give you. A screen saver on your TV while the music -- so if you really want something that's gonna. To assist -- in -- out on the couch and nexus you might be worth it 300 dollars. Isn't for me. But I got a lot of options to choose from here. Hopefully found something you like you've got other how to ideas to you know an always on cnet.com. Can also find me on Twitter. -- --
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