Music streaming has been a billion-dollar industry for a while now. It is a convenient way to listen to your favorite music, as the library is huge and ever expanding. Furthermore, the quality of music that can be streamed has increased as well. Another huge reason for this surge, has been the cheaper price at which music services can be availed. Instead of buying music, people instead are subscribed to popular music companies that allow you to listen to their library of music live.
Thus, it is no surprise that technology has been making strides to ease those services and to have them conveyed to the user, in the fastest and the most convenient way possible. Recently, the likes of Amazon Echo and Google Home have been quite popular among people, as they not only provide music services, but act as an assistant to help them accomplish simple daily tasks such as setting the alarm, reminders or make purchases etc. This is done through voice commands and has found great functionality, with further improvements being made.
However, these products have only been additions to the reasonably popular audio streaming amplifiers and speakers. As is the case with most electronics or any product for that matter, depending on your specific needs, a certain device might suit you better than others. Mentioned below are a few of the best audio streaming products that money can buy right now, which allow for streaming over Wi-Fi:
- Chromecast Audio
As far as the best value product you can find for audio streaming services, you will hard-pressed to find a better product than Chromecast Audio. It supports almost every audio app on Android, although iOS users might have to look for alternatives. That being said, it does support the more popular apps such as Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio and others.
- Amazon Echo and Echo Dot
Amazon Echo was not initially that popular among users in the beginning, but now it has gathered significant amount of sales. It paved the way for advancements in the smart speaker category and other companies have since followed suit. They have made improvements to the product yearly, with improved speakers and better features being introduced. It is a bit more expensive than the Chromecast Audio, but it does offer a unique set of features which cannot be found on the Chromecast.
- Sonos One
Sonos has probably been the most popular name in audio streaming speakers. Therefore, it is no surprise to see that it has continued to improve its products and introduce newer ones as well. Sonos One also comes integrated with Alexa from Amazon Echo and the Google Assistant is said to be forthcoming on their devices as well. Furthermore, it provides one of the best audio quality you can find in a wireless speaker.
- Bose Sound Touch
Bose has been trying to stand out in a competitive market of audio speakers, which it has managed to some extent by offering features that cannot be found on other devices. For example, Sonos does not come with a dedicated remote but Bose does. Additionally, some of those buttons can be assigned shortcuts according to the user.