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I have a Galaxy Nexus and would like to be able to send music from it to speakers or a receiver.

Since I use a few different apps to listen to music (Spotify and Pandora mostly but sometimes also Audible) I don't want to have to use a specific player.

And I'd like to do it all over WiFi because Bluetooth doesn't provide enough range for me (I've tried, many different ways).

Is there a way to do this with android?

What I'm not looking for:

  • A way to stream to or from a PC.
  • Anything involving BlueTooth.
  • A new music player app on android - I want to stream music from any app on my phone to a wireless receiver or speaker.
  • Anything involving software running on a PC.

This should work when my PC is off. I should be able to pull out my phone, open spotify or pandora or audible or google listen or whatever and hear the output on any speaker in the house.

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I think you should clarify that you don't want to stream to a PC at all. You want a non-PC piece of hardware to receive the stream. –  endolith Jan 3 '13 at 15:25
Replace audio cable with wireless solution may be relevant. –  Compro01 Jan 4 '13 at 21:21

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I can guess based on your desire for it to not be certain things that you understand they are solutions.

What you are looking for doesn't exist.

How would the audio information be transmitted to the speaker and then out in sound waves? Something, like a PC, has to be wired to it.

Even if what you were looking for did exist, it would effectively be an additional application/service that would run on your phone as a media streamer that took the audio output from Pandora (or other) and provided it to a remote PC which would play it through the speakers.

You can wirelessly stream music from your android using a DLNA media server application (or other similar) to your PC which then plays the music out of your speakers.


Alternatively, you could plug your android directly into your speakers and remotely control your android phone over wifi with a laptop/PC. May need to be rooted for this however.

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I've got a Logitech squeezebox which comes close but there are features in the android version of spotify that aren't in the squeezebox plugin. Seems like something that should be doable. If I can stream all audio through Bluetooth why not over wifi? –  Arnshea Sep 19 '12 at 4:49
yes it should be doable and it is possible, but would require a service like the one i mentioned. bluetooth differs in that it has the built in protocol that allows device to device audio transmission. wifi operates on a broader set of protocols not specific to media. of course media can be transfered over wifi but to stream it you need an interpretor. –  Enigma Sep 19 '12 at 6:06

AQ play is an app that allows you to play from your phone direct to their range of Wi-Fi speakers.

Via your home router it also allows you to play from your phone to another phone, and allows you to browse and play media from other devices (PC)

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Close but it only streams from the local device or "supported networked media library". I use amazon mp3 - is it supported? Does the support have as much functionality as the cloud player? What I'm really looking for is a way to send any sound emanating from the OS to a different speaker. –  Arnshea Dec 29 '12 at 6:38

AirPlay provides this but your airport express device which will be connected to Speakers and yes you will be able to stream from phone. This is all apple solution - not sure if there is an Android app which allows doing that (Wikipedia tells that there are experimental apps which do that.)

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I believe the Sonus WiFi receiver does these things - not cheap though. They have a system that you have to plug-into your amplifier and it works over WiFi.


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sonos doesn't do this. It will stream music from your phone but the files have to be on the phone or a PC or NAS mediaserver. I want to stream from spotify and/or amazon mp3's cloud player. They try to do this with apps but the apps are never as powerful as the desktop version of the program. –  Arnshea Feb 23 '13 at 20:26

You can connect your receiver with jack cable to your Galaxy Nexus. I've seen them long enough (5m-10m). You'll able to enjoy music and other sounds you hear from your Nexus.

Or, as already have been told - you can use DLNA application for this purpose. I can advise you to try out this application called ArkMC

I know some guys that use one phone with ArkMC appliation connected to receiver, and another one to control playback!

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The jack cable is a pain. I have a 25ft stereo mini but you end up tripping over things. DLNA doesn't do it because it only streams music stored on the phone; I have a ton of music in amazon mp3's cloud player (and playlists) as well as spotify. –  Arnshea Feb 23 '13 at 20:24

kaiser baas wifi music streamer seems to be able to do what you want along with the android app that comes with it.

I was looking for something similar and just ordered it myself.


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That should do what you want, allows you to stream any source to the receiver.

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Mind to explain what's behind the link? Link-only answers stop to be helpful in case the page behind it dies. That's why we favour complete answers. –  Izzy Oct 27 '13 at 15:36

Netgear WN3500RP is what I would recommend to anyone who is looking for this functionality. It is a Wi-Fi Range Extender...meaning it connects to your existing Wi-Fi router and basically extends the Wi-Fi coverage. The USP of this device is that it supports Airplay/DLNA.
How to use it?

  • Plugin your speakers to its 3.5mm audio input port.
  • Get an app to stream music from your phone over Wi-Fi. Preferably BubbleUPnP.

That's it. Enjoy streaming music wirelessly!
P.S. You can also stream videos to any TV with an HDMI port, using this device. You probably need an Ethernet to HDMI cable for this. I haven't tried this though.

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Use a HiFi-WiFi box. Connect it to your HiFi (AuxIn), then (using your smartphone and app) view all available devices with music and all available devices with speakers.

It's simple, costs about £150, but it's worth it. It also works with all devices connected to a WiFi network.

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Please do not user URL shorteners here. They are unnecessary and all-too-often vectors for malicious sites or hide affiliate links. Please use the full URL. –  Al E. Jan 9 '13 at 1:53
doesn't do it. streams music files from the phone but doesn't handle streaming music services like spotify or amazon mp3. –  Arnshea Feb 23 '13 at 20:26

If you're not afraid to get your hands dirty with a little DIY, you may be able to adapt this to your situation.

You're basically connecting your phone (with WiFi) to a router, the router to speakers. The audio streams wirelessly with wifi and plays on any speakers that are hooked to the router (which is done with a cheap usb sound card). enjoy!

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And when that link no longer works will this answer still be useful? –  Al E. May 21 '13 at 16:32

I was looking for a similar solution and I just found the AwoX StriimLINK.

The video is in French but the description and specs are in English. This should work for my needs, and hopefully yours too.

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Sony's Walkman player does the job. You can stream your audio to network PC

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OP has already stated that stream to a PC is exactly what they're not looking for. –  Al E. Sep 19 '13 at 12:08

I found an application that can do the trick, it is called "AirAudio" but you have to root your phone and I am not to sure about this, if some one have tested please let me know

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So what: this app "can do the trick", or you don't know? Maybe you can provide a link to it to check? –  Izzy Sep 27 '13 at 19:06

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