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Old 18th March 2015, 3:41 PM   #1
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Default Bluetooth Streaming to Multiple Devices

Hi GUys

Im not sure if this is the right place, please let me know.

I have a PC with a on of music.
I also have several Bluetooth speakers around the house.
I would like to be able to stream to any of them from my PC or Laptop.
I would also like to stream to them all simultaneously if possible for parties etc.

I have bluetooth on my laptop and not on my PC at this time.

I would like to know what bluetooth device I should use to get this happening.

Thanks in advance for the help

James
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Old 19th March 2015, 2:09 PM   #2
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There's DLNA (wifi) which allows you to stream to multiple speakers at once, but you can't generally synchronise playback on devices.

Otherwise, you need to buy particular speakers which work on Wifi+Bluetooth to get whole-of-home synchronised playback. These usually need an iPhone/iPad or Android device and the corresponding App.

There are plenty of suggestions available by searching google, but I can't recommend one in particular.
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Old 19th March 2015, 2:27 PM   #3
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One dongle for each speaker device and a program that can playback over all audio devices and even then it would probably be a struggle to get working.

It's technically possible with one dongle either by transmitting to each device on it's own or using a broadcast but the former will suck because of latency and syncing issues and the latter needs the right equipment at both ends and both need software that doesn't exist. Bluetooth isn't designed for a LAN it's for paired communication.
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Old 19th March 2015, 3:14 PM   #4
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Ah Ok.
What would be the best way to have music played to more than one room then?

Do I need to organise WIFI speakers?
Is that how this would work?
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Old 20th March 2015, 1:07 AM   #5
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set up a logitech media server on a NAS or pc and some phones/tablets as squeezebox players and some speakers etc or go the more expensive sonos direction.
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Old 20th March 2015, 2:42 AM   #6
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Sonos or Airplay. I went the Airplay route, my HT Receiver has built in Airplay, and have a couple of airport expresses. I use Airfoil to broadcast to more than one speaker at once. Has worked well for me so far.
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Old 25th March 2015, 8:03 PM   #7
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How about this? Is there an app that allows simultaneous streaming and control from a shared hdd? you could stream the music to more than one phone or tablet linked to a bluetooth speaker...

seems like a good idea? But can it be done?
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