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How to stream music from your smartphone or tablet


With the right gear, you can play the music stored on your smartphone or tablet through the external speakers or headphones of your choice using Bluetooth® accessories.

When your devices are charged up, powered on and ready to go, simply go into your Bluetooth settings on your phone or tablet to "discover" the nearby speaker or headphones you wish to stream to – select it and you're set!

Streaming gives you total control of your tunes as you roam (usually within 30 feet, sometimes even farther with certain products) and experience the best possible sound without dealing with the constraints of wires.

But it's not just your music that gets a tune up. You can also watch a video on your device with an amped up soundtrack, or even give the sound from your video games a boost.

Through your portable speaker

Use it in the office. Take it when you travel alone, or with the family. The Beats Pill 2.0 is a portable speaker that connects to your mobile devices with Bluetooth. Use it to charge your phone through USB, toss it in a bag when you're on your way out and have it ready to go should the situation call for some music.

Small in size but big in sound, the Pill 2.0 has a microphone that lets you easily take phone calls. No matter how you connect your mobile devices to external speakers, you can experience premium sound.

Even sync two Pills by tapping them together to play the same song in unison. Tap them twice to make one Pill the left speaker and one Pill the right.

To your headphones

Streaming music to your headphones to power your next walk or jog can be accomplished with ease. Especially if you have headphones like the Plantronics BackBeat Fit Bluetooth Stereo Headset. The BackBeat Fit will keep pace with you no matter what your workout may be. Flexible and sweatproof, the BackBeat Fit is designed to handle the elements that come with serious exercise. Powerful audio means you can hear your music loud and clear while the included armband lets you move and groove without the need to handle and worry about your device. Store your headphones in the armband when you're done so everything is in its place and ready to go for your next workout.

If it's more about the music and less about the activity, the Beats Solo² Wireless Headphone might be the choice for you. Streaming music through this headphone, you'll experience a wide spectrum of sound and enhanced clarity that you never thought possible when going wireless.  With a 30-foot range via Bluetooth, the Solo² Wireless is streamlined, lightweight and durable. Plus it has that style and attractive design that the Beats brand is known for among serious audio fans everywhere.

Try an app

If it's the party scene that you're most interested in, then the Ultimate Ears speakers are where you should focus your attention. Stream music through one of these when it's time to get people up and moving at your next gathering, and you'll be the talk of the night. Even better, UE speakers can be used in conjunction with a free app that helps give you even more control to your streaming music experience.

As the team at UE puts it: You don't walk all the way to your television to turn it on, so you shouldn't have to with your wireless speaker either. With the UE BOOM app, available on the App Store and on Google play (Android), you can control the party from wherever you're sitting and have access to an expanding set of fun and unique features like the musical alarm and fully customizable 5-band equalizer.

Wirelessly pair up your UE Booms with the app to play them in stereo or double the sound and play the same music from both speakers.

UE Bluetooth speakers available from Verizon include the UE MEGABOOM and the UE BOOM 2.

Another Bluetooth portable speaker that's capable of pumping up a party is the JBL Pulse 2. The sound it emits is booming enough to bring any gathering to life thanks to the high-performance drivers and built-in bass port. But what really sets this one apart from the rest is the LED lighting that pulses to the music, instantly turning your living room into a dance club.

To get the most out of this speaker, use the free JBL Music App which lets you tweak and tune sound performance to best accommodate your taste and preferences including audio equalization. Use it to switch audio sources or EQ modes; even change the themes of your lighting modes remotely with the app.


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