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#1 *TikkaB* Tinseltop

Posted 19 June 2019 - 11:19 AM

Hello, I would like to have music in the home and for when I am on one of my unfortunately frequent hospital stays but I'm not quite sure how to go about it.

I have unlimited internet access at home, a laptop, a smart phone and a wifi device I can use in hospital (hospital charges $10 per day for TV etc, so I don't use that option).

What type of device do you buy? I have no idea where to start. My laptop doesn't have a cd/dvd player. What are the best options for buying/streaming music?

I no longer care what the current top hits are but otherwise have a wide-ranging taste in music.

Thank you

Edited by *TikkaB* Tinseltop, 19 June 2019 - 11:21 AM.

#2 mayahlb

Posted 19 June 2019 - 11:33 AM

Have you got an iphone or similar? I just use my phone and a streaming service like spotify or I download music from itunes, then connect it to a bluetooth speaker at home or headphones when out. Means I don't have to worry about having another device.

#3 lozoodle

Posted 19 June 2019 - 11:36 AM

Just use your smartphone - if its an iPhone you could get Apple Music, or you could use Spotify which has a free version and a subscription version

#4 Renovators delight

Posted 19 June 2019 - 11:46 AM

Smartphone and then stream the music to your TV or other sound system at home. I have a digital radio I can stream to from my app.

I also just play the radio on my PC most of the time at home, and use my iTunes playlists on my phone in the car or at places.

#5 sophiasmum

Posted 19 June 2019 - 12:13 PM

I use Spotify too. You can use the free version if you don't mind ads & skipping features, but I pay per month (something like $12) & it's brilliant. My kids use my account too, so it's worth it for 3 of us to use it.

#6 MarigoldMadge

Posted 19 June 2019 - 12:17 PM

I've got a blue tooth portable speaker, just because the quality of the sound is better than through the iPhone, and we have a Spotify account.

Playlists, podcasts etc - very easy to set up.

#7 PrincessPeach

Posted 19 June 2019 - 12:25 PM

blue tooth speakers all the way.

So much nicer sound than a device, well unless you have state of the art speakers attacked to your computer.

#8 Dadto2

Posted 19 June 2019 - 12:35 PM

wifi + spotify + a voice activated music player like sonos one or Apple homepod.

So you just call out what song, playlist you want and it gets played. Great for kids too. Alexa who is the virtual assistant for Sonos One is very accurate.


#9 kimasa

Posted 20 June 2019 - 07:53 PM

Before you pay for anything go and chat with your local library. Most services offer free streaming services but what exactly is on offer depends from service to service.

I use Spotify but supplement downloads with Freegal, that way if you're not in a wifi area/reception is bad you can still play music. Plus Kanopy for movie and documentary streaming. My goodness I love Kanopy so much.

#10 Fourteenyears

Posted 21 June 2019 - 02:11 PM

Spotify playlists can also be made available offline if you sign up for a subscription.

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