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The advantage of playing thru the stereo is you get better sound quality and can use the outdoor speakers.
1. Bluetooth pairing to the BT-B27 bluetooth receiver. (see below)
Works with most mobile devices.
- Works to redirect all sound from your mobile device (most are bluetooth enabled).
- Requires bluetooth pairing first.
2. A chromecast audio interface (see below)
- Works only with chromecast enabled apps, such as Pandora, Slacker Radio, Spotify, Google Play, iHeartRadio, ...
which have casting built in.
- Uses wi-fi for a little better audio - Wi-fi works over a greater distance.
(Apple Music is protected by Digital Rights Management (DRM) and can't be played on other devices without some third party apps to remove DRM.)
Amazon Music only suports casting on android devices, Samsung, Huawei, LG, Motorola Moto, Google Pixel, ....
Here's a schematic of the connections for you techies.
Both are connected to the Video/Aux input to the stereo. <
You need to select the Video/Aux input on the stereo.
How to use bluetooth:
How to use chromecast:
It allows you to cast music from your smart phone or the google smart speaker to the stereo over Wi-Fi and play it on the indoor or outdoor speakers.
Set the Stereo to Aux/Video
Login to the cabin network mcbridecabin or mcbridecabin-5G.
The password is on the refrigerator.
Look for a cast icon in your music app which will ask you where to play the music. The choices at the cabin now are thru the Google Home Mini [Kitchen Mini] or the stereo on the bookshelf [Kitchen Stereo]. Stay tuned for more.
You will have to balance the volume settings on the app with the volume dial on the stereo. Start with the stereo volume turned down so you don't get an initial blast.
"Hey Google play some Beethoven on the Kitchen Stereo."
"Hey Google play NPR on the Kitchen Stereo."