Wireless Music Stream
Almost everyone has a digital music collection these days, whether that collection is MP3s or other streamed music. But, given the choice, few people want to listen to their music through the tiny speakers on their computers.
That’s why digital audio receivers are becoming more popular. They’re easy to use and work by creating a wireless music stream from your computer to your home stereo system without the tether of a MP3 player or iPod.
Why Choose a Wireless Music Stream?
The biggest reason why to go wireless with your music choices is the convenience.
A wireless music stream lets you leverage your digital audio and get the most enjoyment out of it. Going wireless doesn’t confine you to listening to your favorite music or worldwide Internet music stations from your iPod of MP3 player. With a wireless music stream you can stream your files straight from your computer to anywhere as long as you have the right equipment.
Making It Work
If you’re newer to the world of digital audio, you may not understand what streaming means. There’s no need to worry. It’s not a difficult concept to grasp.
Streaming is a term that describes the information that flows continuously from the Internet. Music was one of the first media forms to be streamed from the Internet because of its low bandwidth requirements.
Nowadays you can access bigger media like television shows and even full-length movies because the Internet has gotten faster with higher bandwidth options.
In order to enjoy a wireless music stream, you need to have a music stream to begin with.
Anyone with a computer and Internet access can stream music. All you have to do is visit an online music provider and access their library of music. There’s often a fee for this service.
Places where you can access music online to download to your computer include Rhapsody, Pandora, Napster and Grooveshark.
You can even access traditional radio format streams online on websites like iTunes and Sirius.
Once you’ve accessed the music you want, you can use a specialized music system to set up a wireless music stream.
Systems for Wireless Music Streams
One of the top products to create a wireless music stream is the Orb MP-1. It’s a music system that uses free computer software and free apps and specialized receivers to stream your music from your computer to any stereo of your choice, anywhere in your home.
The Orb, as the receiver device is called, is streamlined and futuristic looking. At less than four inches wide and less than an inch thick, it’ll fit almost anywhere. You can even easily attach it to the small portable radio you have on your deck.
To enjoy a wireless music stream, all you need to do is install the software, called Orb Caster. The software works on both Macs and PCs. Then you connect a music receiver to every stereo unit you want to stream music to.
Configure each Orb using the easy-to-use set-up wizard. Download the Orb controller app to your smart phone and you’re ready to go.
Use the touch interface on your phone to choose your wireless music stream and the Orb you want it to play on. Then sit back and relax!