Soundbar and Bluetooth radio question.

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Old 12-04-14, 03:58 PM
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Soundbar and Bluetooth radio question.

I'm trying to piece together the last part of my little media hub. Nothing fancy but I have a nice soundbar with sub and I want to listen to music from it. More specifically, radio. It is Bluetooth capable. SO, my question is, what would be my best option for accomplishing my goal? I envision a small radio on the lower shelf that my kids could use to listen to music but I'm not sure which direction to take for this simple piece of the puzzle.

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Are you looking for a basic bluetooth-output AM/FM-only radio or a radio that sources music from the 'net and your home network? I'm not up to date on this (I use a Squeezebox to stream home network and internet music into my A/V system) but I do recall reading of "radios" like the Logitech Smart Radio. It's not currently on their website so maybe the world wasn't ready for a small radio that could access music from the entire planet? Perhaps smartphones have made expensive dedicated devices like that unnecessary.

If I were looking to stream music to a BT soundbar I'd consider buying a used smartphone or tablet and use it to access the 'net via your home wifi and pair that to your soundbar. You don't need a plan on the phone to just use it for controlling wifi sources.
 
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Those are some good ideas. The smart phone idea is a good one and one that may work. Thank you for the reply.
 
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