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Old 11-12-2020, 10:29 AM
 
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No. I try to get my husband interested in Amazon music but he prefers Pandora.
Sorry - what I meant was is it a single-purpose device (always connected to the stereo) or do you use it for reading, browsing, etc.
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Old 11-12-2020, 10:39 AM
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Sorry - what I meant was is it a single-purpose device (always connected to the stereo) or do you use it for reading, browsing, etc.
It is and will be a dedicated device used for one purpose only - to run the home stereo system.
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Old 11-13-2020, 01:51 PM
 
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It is and will be a dedicated device used for one purpose only - to run the home stereo system.
Ok. So a new phone or tablet will help, but note that newer iPhones no longer have a headphone jack. The lowest iPad still does.
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Old 11-13-2020, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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I have a house with built in speakers in several rooms. Pretty simple. I've been using old cell phones for audio, mostly just Pandora and NPR. My husband is addicted to Pandora. He won't let me get rid of it even though it's not the best music out there. I also use it in my Buick.

The problem with the phones is sometimes they get slow for no reason and have to be restarted. With the current phone (Samsung Galaxy S5) we have the strange problem of the volume going down and we have to turn it back up.

I'm considering something like a tablet or iPad to run this. I thought about Amazon Echo with display but there is no headphone jack to connect it to the home audio system. I'd rather pay for a good device, even a few hundred dollars, instead of a device I have to frequently restart.

(Also, I'm about to upgrade our home internet router & WIFI and I'm not sure the old cell phones I have will support newer WIFI encryption standards.) I'll know this weekend.
As I understand it: you have speakers throughout your house, and these speakers are connected to a home stereo system (receiver). As such, you connect a cellphone to the receiver, and play your music?

Several receivers these days, Yamaha for example, are connected to your house's network via Wi-Fi, and include Airplay, Bluetooth, and their own brand app that is similar to Airplay. If the receiver has Airplay, you can play your music via Wi-fi. The same for Yamaha's MusicCast.

I don't know if you can use Airplay with other than Apple devices, and I don't know enough about Yamaha's MusicCast, although the latter is quite a powerful app:

AirPlay
https://makezine.com/2016/11/18/teac...ets-in-flight/

In addition to that, several receivers can play different music to two different rooms in the house (one room would be zone 1, and the second room zone 2). But to play different music to the second zone, you would need a second set of speakers that are wireless (not wired to the receiver).

MusicCast:
https://www.avforums.com/articles/wh...sic-cast.11824
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Old 11-13-2020, 05:03 PM
 
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I will add the following in reference to zones 1 and 2 in the Yamaha receiver I have: in the back of the receiver there are speaker connections for a second zone, in addition to zone one. It means that a second set of speakers can be wired, or wireless as well.
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Old 11-13-2020, 05:20 PM
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Nice ideas thanks.
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