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BY DEIA Z. I t's tough to ignore all the music choices you get with today's mobile devices. Your phone lets you access all kinds of music apps and streaming services, internet radio, and more. But what do you do when you want to liberate this music from your phone and play it out loud at home? Do you know what all your options are? Here we'll answer some of the most common questions we get about streaming music from your mobile device at home. Streaming music at home Q: What's the best way to play music from my phone out loud? A: Lots of our customers know that a Bluetooth speaker is an easy way to play music from your phone. But if you want to step up to better sound quality, here are two excellent options: 1) A receiver with wireless capabilities gives you the most flexibility. Our customers love Onkyo's TX-8160 - it combines a classic stereo receiver design with cutting-edge networking features. It has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi , plus built-in support for popular streaming services like Pandora , Spotify , and SiriusXM (subscription required for some services). And of course, it offers plenty of power for your speakers. 2) A pair of powered speakers, like the compact Audiengine HD3, is a great, space-saving stereo solution - no separate receiver needed. The speakers connect to your device through Bluetooth from up to 100 feet away, and pack powerful, natural sound. And they look nice, too. Q: How do I add wireless streaming to my existing receiver? A: If your receiver doesn't have wireless capability, you don't have to run out and replace it right away. You can add a universal Bluetooth adapter, like the Harman Kardon BTA 10 to play music from Onkyo TX-8160 stereo receiver #580TX8160 $399.99 Q&A: Audiengine HD3 powered speakers #772HD3WN $399.99 pair 34 Have questions? Email us for answers: advisors@crutchReld.com

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