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Smart speakers got you feeling like the class clown? Let us you school you on the difference between Bluetooth, wireless, wifi, voice activated and active. 

Wireless and

Smart Speakers

Forget the mess of big hifi systems. Rock out with independent, wireless smart speakers using smart devices and voice-control activation. 

Smart speakers are controlled via wireless audio signals from smart devices using Bluetooth or home Wi-Fi networks. Now that’s using your noodle. 

Bluetooth vs. Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

Almost all smart devices (phones, computers, tablets...) are Bluetooth-enabled these days, meaning they can be paired with Bluetooth speakers to play music, podcasts and more. 

Bluetooth speakers are typically designed for portability. They’re often battery powered, smaller, and more robust in build than their smart speaker brethren. 

Bluetooth speakers are directly tethered to their smart devices, meaning call & txt interruptions affect audio playback as well as battery drainage of the host device. 

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi speakers rely solely on the strength of Wi-Fi signals and are controlled by smart devices on the same networks through specific smart speaker apps. 

Wi-Fi speakers are typical designed for home use. Multiple speakers can be connected to the same network, placed throughout the home and controlled by the one device.

Wi-Fi speakers are tethered to the network, not the device. Therefore they are not audibly affected by calls or txts and do not affect smart device battery life.  

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Voice Control

Got control issues? Us too.
Say "hello" to your speaker & goodbye to pushing buttons. Command your speakers to play your turns, tell you the weather or answer all your questions.

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Multi-Room

Multi-room speakers & components link to your Wi-Fi, enabling a sweeping cordless system. They provide the ability to use your speakers for different purposes throughout the house (or office): chuck on a podcast in the bedroom while the kids watch TV in the living room, or connect all your speakers to play music throughout your entire home.

multi-room speakers

Network Players

More ways to stream your music!
Hook up a network player to your current (not-so-smart) audio system & control it with your smart device through your Wi-Fi network.
Old school meet new school.

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An example of how multi-room audio works with Bluesound:


The Lingo.

Urban-audio Dictionary

AirPlay: AirPlay lets you share videos, photos, music and more from Apple devices to your compatible smart speakers & amplifiers, Apple TV, and popular smart TVs.

Amazon Alexa: Alexa is a virtual assistant capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, playing audiobooks & podcasts, and providing weather, traffic, sports, and other real-time information. She can also control several smart devices using itself as a home automation system. 

BT: Bluetooth

Bluetooth: Your first memory might be the ground-breaking ability to share dodgy mp3s on your old Nokia brick phone, but Bluetooth has developed into a sophisticated piece of technology. It’s a small-range radio transmission technology, created to provide wireless audio and data communication. Two Bluetooth-enabled devices e.g. a mobile phone and a speaker, can be paired so they form a contact link when they come within reach of one another. Depending on the device, the range can be anywhere around 1-50 metres.

Google Assistant: Google Assistant is an AI virtual assistant developed by Google that is available on compatible smart home devices. With your voice commands you can manage your schedule, get help with everyday tasks, control smart-home devices, enjoy your entertainment and much more.

Internet Radio: Rather than listening to your local stations now you can tune into radio stations globally. Listen to thousands of radio stations with high quality audio reproduction.

Multi-Room: Connect more than one smart speaker to your wifi, control with your smart device throughout the house.

MusicCast: Yamaha's multi-room network. Connect Yamaha speakers, soundbars, amplifiers & even turntables to your wifi & listen to music (or movies) throughout your home.

Smart: Opposite to dumb

Spotify: A streaming service that gives you unlimited access to unlimited song, albums & podcasts. Create an account to listen to your saved music on multiple devices then steam your music to your smart speakers or system.

Stereo pairing: When two smart speakers have the function to pair together. Once paired, the audio signal is split between the two to create a dedicated left and right channel, giving you a fuller audio experience that will immerse you into the music.

TIDAL: Is a subscription-based music, podcast and video streaming service that combines lossless audio and high-definition music videos with exclusive content and special features on music. 

Voice Control: A voice command device is a device controlled with a voice user interface. Command your speakers or component to play music, set alarms, tell you the weather or answer your questions.
Please note: you can not command your speakers to wash the dishes.

Voice Control Compatible:  The equipment does include the voice control feature however it is compatible to add on a voice controlled device such as Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, or Apple HomeKit.

Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi, or wireless fidelity, is a wireless network allowing computers, smartphones and all sorts of electronic devices to connect to the internet and communicate with each other within a specific zone. 
Warning: Wi-Fi is like crack to modern generations. Switch off the Wi-Fi or go somewhere without any connection and you will see the horrific side effects; withdrawals, meltdowns and uncharacteristic behaviour are some of the known effects.


Wireless Speaker/s: Are powered speakers that have a built-in amplifier. They generally include a Bluetooth or Wifi function and can stream music with a remote, smart device or voice command.