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Bluesound Node (2021) review: a superbly featured budget music streamer

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What Hi-Fi? Awards 2022 winner. Bluesound reasserts its authority in the budget music streamer market
Tested at £549 / $549 / AU$999

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What Hi-Fi? Verdict

The third-generation Node is one of the most appealing ways to add network streaming to your hi-fi system on a budget


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    Infectious sense of rhythm

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    Dynamically expressive

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    Generous wireless and wired connectivity

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Bluesound has opted for less is more in the naming of its third-generation music streamer, returning to the original ‘Node’ moniker after its second-gen model carried the indicative ‘Node 2i’ label. But in a surprise to no one who is familiar with the multiroom audio specialist, the Canadian brand hasn’t subscribed to such austerity where feature-set and value are concerned.

Like the two Nodes before it at their time of arrival in 2014 and 2018 respectively, the new Node for 2021 enters the surprisingly sparse budget music streamer market with plenty of up-to-date, all-round appeal – and that much is evident before you even plug the thing in and hear what it can do.


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BluOS – that is, Bluesound’s proprietary multi-room wireless streaming platform – is a given for networked Bluesound gear and, increasingly, streaming products from its sister brand NAD and partner firms such as Dali. So we get a reassuring feeling of business as usual when we first power up the Node, hook it up to our network via an Ethernet cable, and open the BluOS app on our iPad to find the Node instantly identified as a ‘device’, ready and raring to go.

  • Bluesound Node (2021) (Black) at Amazon for £526.29

From here, local and networked libraries, streaming services and internet radio stations can be accessed for playback; multi-room partnerships with up to 63 other BluOS-compatible products can be established and controlled; and presets for easy access to your favourite sources and music can be allocated.

Those who don’t have music stored on their network and who don’t subscribe to a streaming service can still benefit from the Node’s wireless nature through its support for Apple AirPlay 2 and aptX HD Bluetooth (which is two-way, meaning it can wirelessly receive Bluetooth files for playback and also send whatever it is playing to Bluetooth headphones or speakers).

Bluesound Node (2021) tech specs

(Image credit: Bluesound)

Inputs Mini TOSLINK/3.5mm Stereo combo, HDMI eARC

Outputs RCA, coaxial, optical, subwoofer, 3.5mm

Bluetooth aptX HD

AirPlay 2 Yes

Dimensions 22 x 4. 6 x 14.6cm

Weight 1.1kg

Finishes 2 (Black or white)

The BluOS app also steps in for general playback controls for those who don’t want to splash out on the optional Bluesound RC1 remote control (£49, $59, AU$99), bother programming their own IR remote, or initiate voice control via the Alexa and Google Assistant BluVoice skills. Naturally, the app also lets you switch between sources – both of a wireless and physical nature. The latter comprises mini optical/3.5mm combo and HDMI eARC inputs for connecting audio sources or a TV, plus a range of outputs that includes RCA, coaxial, optical and subwoofer. A 3.5mm headphone jack can be found in the middle of the front panel, below the Bluesound logo, too.

The digital connections are fed by an all-new DAC that supports both hi-res 24-bit/192kHz and MQA files, the latter handy for subscribers of Tidal’s Hi-Fi tier who have access to MQA-powered hi-res Tidal Masters streams. Bluesound has also brought the Node into the third generation by packing in more powerful processors, an important part of the internal architecture for a multifaceted digital product like this.

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Considering their multi-tasking, software-reliant nature, it’s important for networked products to have a stable platform and app to operate within – and Bluesound’s offering is up there with the best. The Node does, however, offer some on-unit control that might prove handy if it’s positioned within easy reach in a room. 

The Node’s chassis, which is comparable to the size of a wireless router or hardback book and diminutively but distinctly ‘Bluesound’ in its design, has a touch-capacitive top panel. From here you can change volume with a swiping action across a slider, skip tracks or initiate one of five pre-allocated presets by tapping small dot and arrow symbols, which thanks to a proximity sensor only light up on the otherwise-discreet touch panel when you approach it, disappearing after 10 or so seconds. They do the job for the minority who will regularly use them, although our biggest wish – whether reasonable or not for a streamer at this price point – would be a proper screen display.


(Image credit: Bluesound)

The Node’s closest rival, the Audiolab 6000N Play, which knocked the Node 2i off its pedestal in a previous What Hi-Fi? Awards season, doesn’t have one either. But as we position the two beside one another in our test room, we soon realise similarities are harder to find between their sonic characters – even if they clearly share talent as very capable performers at this level. The Audiolab delivers a broader, more open sonic canvas onto which it expresses music with finesse and agreeable even-handedness, while the Bluesound is more direct, slightly warmer in tone and with an insatiable appetite for rhythms.

It’s very much the Bluesound character we’ve been accustomed to over recent years, and it’s a distinguishable one whether we listen through our reference Burmester 088/911 Mk3 pre/power combination and ATC SCM50 speakers, or the more price-appropriate Marantz PM6007 amplifier and KEF LS50 Meta speakers pairing.

We play Ludovico Einaudi’s Einaudi: Seven Days Walking / Day 1 – Golden Butterfly from the composer’s newly released Cinema album, and through the Audiolab the piano notes are precise-sounding, plotted in a soundstage that’s not short of space and breadth. We wish the Bluesound displayed a little more of the latter – especially during times we play denser tracks such as Mogwai’s Here We, Here We, Here We Go Forever, which can sound a little messy through the smaller-scale Node. 

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But – and it’s a pretty big ‘but’ – the Node is able to offer a convincing reply to the Award-winning Audiolab’s strengths. Einaudi’s deft strokes are more shapely – fleshed out and taking on a hint of warmth. Greater dynamic scrutiny, particularly at low levels, reveals more information not only about the notes being played but the way they are being played. And it’s the communication of such that makes the piece interesting to listen to.

Switch to Joni Mitchell’s River (With French Horns) [Blue Sessions] on her anniversary 50 Blue (Demos & Outtakes) album, and while the Bluesound isn’t able to relay every lilt we know is behind Mitchell’s wholesome delivery (as is to be expected at this kind of level), it convincingly soars with her vocals, better capturing the rawness of the recording’s bare-boned production too.  

Feed the Node a rhythm, as we happily do with Nas’ The Message, and the Bluesound snaps into action, throwing itself into the lucid beat uninhibited and tightly knitting it together with the guitar pattern. His rap is forthcoming and expressive in the mix and there’s a natural sense of free-flowing dynamics to it and the accompanying instrumental. The Audiolab is agile and far from dull musically, but comparatively does sound polite.


Bluesound has adopted this entertaining sonic character since its outset – not just in the Node but in its Powernode (essentially an amplified Node) and wireless speakers too – but here it’s presented with greater refinement and detail than in previous iterations. While we find the leap between this level and the class-leading Cambridge Audio CXN V2 at the mid-range price point to be fairly significant, the latest, third-gen Node is pushing budget music streamers in the right direction. 

At this money, it represents one of the most entertaining and comprehensive ways of adding music streaming to your hi-fi system – and that’s why it’s a What Hi-Fi? Award winner.


  • Sound 5
  • Features 5
  • Build 5


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Cambridge Audio CXN (V2) review: an excellent, ever-evolving streamer

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What Hi-Fi? Awards 2022 winner. A great streamer just got even better
Tested at £700

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What Hi-Fi? Verdict

Making the best even better, the CXN (V2) is the best streamer out there at this price point


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    Superb sound quality

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    Sophisticated design

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    Wide range of wireless connectivity

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To improve on something that’s already pretty good, sometimes all you need is a light touch. That’s what Cambridge Audio has done with the second iteration of its CXN streamer – an update to the Award-winner we first reviewed in 2015.

Now, alongside Tidal built-in and Spotify Connect, you can also stream music via Google’s Chromecast on the Cambridge Audio CXN (V2).



The Cambridge Audio CXN (V2) has kept all of the great sonic characteristics of the original. That same vibrancy and enthusiasm that greeted us three years ago hasn’t changed much in the time since.

  • Cambridge Audio CXN V2 (Grey) at Amazon for £799

We play Landslide by Fleetwood Mac, and Stevie Nicks’ soulful, sweet singing is full bodied and beautifully conveyed. The way she shifts between notes is smooth, and the occasional words clipped to keep her rhythm are snappy and insightful. Even the odd vocalisation – the hums and aahs – are detailed and full of melancholy musings.

Most half-decent streamers could reproduce the basics of this song, but it takes something more talented to dig into the emotional core of this track and deliver it – and that’s what this Cambridge does.

With something more bouncy and upbeat, such as Warren Zevon’s Werewolf Of London, the CXN delivers both a punchy bass and a tinkling treble simultaneously. A good streamer, tackling those few opening bars, needs to balance both the deep drum and the piano – which the CXN (V2) does impressively. The bottom end is weighty, but lithe enough to give you a good kick, while the piano is light and airy without being overly bright.

The timing is tight and gets your foot tapping almost immediately. We described the original’s sound as ‘wonderfully entertaining’, and it’s nice to hear that Cambridge Audio has retained that quality in the V2.

We play Childish Gambino’s This Is America, a song which overlays a grumbling, rolling bass with the clicks and taps of percussion and a multitude of different voices. Some hi-fi will lose sounds in the turmoil, but the V2 manages to separate each element out and present it as a cohesive whole. No need to keep it simple here, the CXN (V2) will be able to keep the complex coherent.



Top of the list of new features is the Chromecast capability that sets this version apart from the original. Following a firmware update in 2018, the CXN (V2) now supports Chromecast, enabling users to stream content wirelessly from compatible apps. We set up the Chromecast with no problems, and in just a few moments are casting music and videos to other devices.

For those on Apple’s ecosystem, meanwhile, AirPlay 2 is built into the streamer so you can send your music via your iPhone, iPad or other Apple device to your speakers.

Cambridge Audio CXN (V2) tech specs

High resolution 24-bit/192kHz, DSD64

Streaming features UPnP, AirPlay, internet radio, Spotify Connect, Tidal Connect, Roon

Inputs USB type A x2, USB type B, optical, coaxial

Outputs Optical, coaxial, balanced XLR, RCA

Network Ethernet, wi-fi

Remote Yes

Finishes 2

Dimensions (hwd) 9 x 43 x 31cm

Weight 4kg


Spotify subscribers can also use Spotify Connect to send their music to the CXN directly from the app, while Tidal subscribers can similarly benefit from Tidal Connect support. The Cambridge Connect app, available on iOS and Android, can also be used to control playback (as can the Roon platform) and is a gateway to services like Qobuz. And as of 2022, Deezer support has also been added to its list of features.

As always, we’d recommend a wired connection for the best sound quality. This streamer is capable of playing high-resolution files of up to 24-bit/192kHz, upsampled to 384kHz, through the USB type B input for your computer, optical and coaxial inputs. Also included are a pair of RCA and balanced XLR outputs, along with two digital outputs.

The only other change to the CXN (V2) is a faster processor to handle the Chromecast functionality. Cambridge Audio claims the CXN will operate faster, and with the two streamers side by side, the newer one boots up faster and gets to our music notably quicker than the original.


If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it seems to have been Cambridge Audio’s motto here – and the build quality of the CXN (V2) seems exactly the same as the old CXN.

It’s a premium quality that’s reflected in the buttons and the recently redesigned remote control – both of which are easy to use and responsive – while the volume dial retains that signature weighted resistance that gives a satisfying sensation when moving through menus.

The 4.3in screen shows track, artist, album and sampling rate, with album artwork in full colour. It never feels cluttered and each bit of metadata is spaced nicely. Having input labels printed upside down is also a thoughtful touch – meaning you can easily read them when you’re looking down on the streamer.

(Image credit: Cambridge Audio)


While we don’t believe in foregone conclusions, the Cambridge Audio CXN (V2) might be the closest we’ve come to one. The additional Chromecast technology only grants more functionality to an already great streamer.


  • Sound 5
  • Features 5
  • Build 5


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8 Best Online Music Streaming Services Online

Now it’s pretty easy for you to listen to music from online music streaming service without visiting a music store or downloading songs to your computer. Today’s online music streaming services offer tons of music in their catalogs with personalized playlists as well as exclusive internet radio shows or podcasts. But which one should you choose?

The world of online music streaming services such as Spotify, Apple, Soundcloud, and Tidal are vying for your attention. Whichever service you choose, you’re bound to find more music than you might know what to do. Now let’s break it down what you need to know about the 8 best online music streaming services.


Spotify is the most famous music search platform. It provides the user with all the options to improve the quality of listening to music on the Internet.

+ Who it’s best for: Streaming newbies, new music explorers and just about anyone who wants to hear a lot of music available on a variety of devices. Especially for people who love to create and share playlists.

The Good:

Free version available for testing indefinitely.

Combines a large library of popular songs with a series of playlists.

Provides high quality streaming.

Allows you to follow individual artists or albums and even create your own playlist.

Podcasts and other original programs are also available.

It has access from all major platforms such as Windows, macOS, iOS and Android.


Advertisements in the free version can be intrusive.

Some features only work if you pay.


SoundCloud is an online audio distribution platform and music sharing website that allows you to upload, promote and publish audio.

Who: If you are a big fan of music and want to share your musical creation with the whole world, in addition to enjoying other people’s creations, this is what you need.


Lets you listen to any song on demand.

It has such a huge and exciting variety of music and podcasts.

The sound quality is excellent.

You can share songs on all major websites using email, URL.

The Bad:

Some functions can be a bit difficult to understand.

Difficult to edit.

3.Amazon Music Unlimited

Amazon Music Unlimited is an on-demand music streaming service that offers access to over 50 million songs through the Amazon Music app and Amazon Music for Web.

Who: Amazon Prime or Amazon Echo members looking to save a few dollars on a decent music catalog.


The site has a lot of music to choose from.

Supports a large catalog, curated playlists, personalized stations, and more.

It can be used on 10 devices with one account.

Powered by our own Echo and Dot wireless speakers.

Discounted monthly subscription fees and annual renewal options for an Amazon Prime member.

The Bad:

Officially advertised as tens of millions of songs, it is not clear to indicate the music number.

4.Google Play Music

Google Play Music is a music and podcast streaming service and online music locker operated by Google. It helps you upload your own music collection to the Internet so that you can stream it anywhere you were.

Who: Active Google users, especially those who spend a lot of time on YouTube and YouTube Red.

The Good:

Cool design and intuitive interface.

Can store up to 50,000 songs.

Stable, consistent performance with fast bug fixes.

Up to 10 devices can be connected to your account.

Subscriptions available for additional features.


No words.

May not stream music to multiple devices at the same time.

5.Apple Music

Apple Music is a music and video streaming service developed by Apple Inc. Users select music to stream to their device on demand or can listen to existing playlists.

Who: Apple users with large iTunes libraries.


Everyone gets a three-month free trial to try Apple Music.

Huge music catalog but easy music search on macOS, Windows, iOS and Android.

Apple Music paid users will be able to download albums and songs they like for offline listening.

The service also works seamlessly with a HomePod connected to an Apple speaker, allowing users to play music using voice commands.


Cluttered and confusing interface.

Unlike Spotify, which offers a limited ad-supported tier, Apple Music does not have an ad-supported tier.

Apple Music has blocked all your downloaded songs with Apple FariP Lay DRM, making it inconvenient to enjoy these songs.


Deezer is an internet music streaming service. It allows users to listen to music content from record companies including Sony Music, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group on various devices online or offline.

Who it’s best for: People looking for free Hi-Fi for everyday listening.

The Good:

Deezer’s music streaming service has over 40 million songs.

Deezer comes with a lyrics feature that allows users to see the lyrics when the selected track is playing.

Offers a radio service called Flow that plays music randomly based on your favorites. Available on many platforms.

Excellent CD quality.


Shows ads.

Artists are not paid enough.

Sometimes songs were skipped.

Many songs are cut off at the end.


Tidal is a subscription-based music streaming service that combines lossless audio and high-definition music videos with exclusive content and special features for music.

The Good:

Offers CD quality and high definition audio.

Exclusive songs and playlists from big names like Beyonce, Kanye West and Jay Z.

Very large library of 46 million songs.

The Bad:

Missing lyrics.

The catalog is not as extensive as other competing services.

No free version available.

8.Slacker Radio

Slacker Radio is a free internet radio light-years away from your usual one-dimensional playlists. Personalize hundreds of music stations as well as news, sports and comedy.

Who: People who pay little attention to the next song.


Curated music streaming service.

Offers a large library.

Runs on a wide variety of platforms.

Allows downloading stations locally.


No lyrics.

Rather intrusive advertising.

The user interface is too focused on social networks.

It is very clear from many popular services that streaming is the way of the future. However, some people may not want to purchase a full subscription or have trouble downloading a particular copy of a song from an online service for individual use.

With that said, there’s a great way to rip music from these services, whether or not you have a subscription. All you need is a recording device that will work with any music streaming service. It’s easy to do without any or risk.

VideoSolo Screen Recorder is highly recommended, which provides an extremely easy and fast way to add unlimited free music to your music collection. The recorder is 100% safe to record your favorite tracks from multiple streaming services for free for personal use. The recording file can be saved to high-quality sound MP3/AAC/M4A/WMA track with one click. Let’s take a look at the detailed steps.

Step 1. Download, install and run VideoSolo Screen Recorder on Windows/Mac. Select “Audio Recorder” on the main interface.

Step 2. To avoid noise before recording online music or radio, you should turn on “System Sound” and turn off “Microphone”.

Step 3. Click the REC button to start the recording process. The audio track can be previewed after the recording is finished.

Although not exhaustive, the above list of music streaming services is the best. In fact, there is still a big battle between Spotify and Apple Music. But if I could choose to use only one music streaming service, I would, probably chose Spotify because of its huge music library and beautiful yet practical interface.

Also, don’t forget a recording tool like VideoSolo Screen Recorder, which can help you record audio from music service for offline music listening wherever and whenever you are.

Best Music Sync Apps to Stream Music to Multiple Devices

There are some of the best Android Apps available on Google Play that allows users to Sync Music across multiple devices. In this way, the same music will be played on different devices at the same time to increase the volume.

Well, we all love rock parties with our dear friends and family. So music is important and it makes everything more fun. However, imagine a situation where you are walking with friends and suddenly the electricity goes out and you are silent with it. Amplifiers.

Little things like that can ruin a party that lasted for weeks, and that’s because everyone loves to listen to music during parties. There is no other choice but to wait until the power comes back again (unless you hide the backup generator :o). But since we all have a smartphone in our pocket, we can use these devices to sync music and amplify the sound.

I thought about writing this because lately I’ve been celebrating the kite festival when everyone gathers on rooftops to fly. Kites. But after a sudden power outage, the speakers stopped, just like they did at the party upstairs. While we were looking for ways to get the music back, someone played a song on their smartphone, but the volume wasn’t loud enough. So we tried to press the power button on all of our smartphones at the same time, hoping to boost the sound! But it was a failed experiment 🙂 That’s when I started looking for music sync apps to stream music to multiple devices at the same time.

Music sync apps

Luckily, there are several apps in the Play Store that can help you sync and transfer music to multiple mobile devices to boost your audio output. But many of these music sync apps for Android and iOS are either filled with ads or don’t work as advertised. Don’t worry because we’ve done the hard work for you and found the best apps to turn multiple phones into a compatible audio system. Let’s compare and see which one offers the best solution.

1. Rave

Rave is a social media music playback application based on the idea that watching content or listening to it with friends will be more fun. So you can use Rave on Android and iOS to watch YouTube videos and listen to it together with your loved ones at the same time.

Rave also supports other media streaming websites such as Netflix and cloud storage services such as Dropbox and Google Drive. Many people use cloud storage to save music, so now you can stream this music with your friends to create a speaker system.

Rave also has a built-in messaging system so you can chat with friends or the DJ in real time. It also comes with audio support, which means you can set up a karaoke night to sing along to a song so others can hear you.

Rave has a contacts section so you can send invitations to friends who aren’t on the platform yet. It also supports Vimeo if you are using this music streaming platform.

Chief Judge

Rave is an amazing cross-platform music sync app that allows you to sync and stream music from YouTube, Vimeo and cloud storage. If you use SoundCloud, Spotify, or whatever, this is not for you.

Download Rave: Android | iOS


If all you want is to listen to Spotify in sync with your remote friend, try JQBX. It not only syncs music through mobile apps, but also has a PC (Mac) app and a web client. So, if your partner is working on their computer while you are away, you can still sync and listen to the same song together.

You can create a new music room or join an existing one. It is also possible to chat with existing members. JQBX is free to use, but unfortunately it only works with a Spotify Premium account and there is no Windows client.

Download Android | iOS | Development | Mac

3. SoundSeeder

SoundSeeder is one of the best music sync apps to stream audio tracks to different devices simultaneously. Now that I’m gone, let’s see why you should use it to sync your music. SoundSeeder supports the YouTube Music service and comes with DLNA and UPnP and HTTP support. This means that you can enter the URL of any song to play on multiple devices. Soundseeder can also play music from local storage, however it cannot detect music available on an external SD card, only internal storage.

One notable feature is the ability to sync and stream music to up to 16 devices simultaneously. This is crazy and cool. The Android-only app will let you stream music from sound cards and USB devices using AUX cables. This really opens up a lot of possibilities for creative use of the app.

Instead of Bluetooth, SoundSeeder uses Wi-Fi directly, that is, it connects both phones using a function. portable hotspot in android. That’s why the app will only work when all devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. I hope the app supports iOS and web.

You can control music, playback and song selection from the main unit without touching other devices. There is a sync button in the top right corner if you feel the sync isn’t perfect. This sound automatically plays in the background and you can adjust its frequency.

The app is ad-supported and the free version allows you to connect up to two devices for a maximum of 15 minutes. The paid version will cost you $4.49 and it’s all worth the price.

Chief Judge

SoundSeeder is full of features, works exactly as advertised, but all your friends should carry an Android phone with them if you plan to use it. The design is more than intuitive. If you are not a techie, you may find it difficult to use the app at first. But do not forget that it is paid.

Download SoundSeeder: Android

4. Ampi

AmpMe shows where some features are missing in SoundSeeder. While it’s not as feature-rich as SoundSeeder, it’s definitely easy to use and has a great user interface.

To get started, simply install the app and sign in with your Google or Facebook account. I suggest using Google because AmpMe also supports YouTube. You can then start a party so your friends and people in the neighborhood can join you. Even complete strangers can join you for some fun. There is an internal chat feature that allows you to chat with the person who is hosting the party. Ask him to play your favorite song. You are now officially a DJ.

You can play songs from YouTube and Spotify, as well as media files from local storage. Between these two services, you will find every song you want to hear. There’s also video support to make sure everyone watches the same YouTube video as you.

Because the social aspect is so important in AmpMe, you can join parties from all over the world and hear what others are listening to. This is a good way to learn regional music new. You can connect the app to a nearby Bluetooth speaker to boost the sound.

The popular music sync app is totally free, no ads to bother you. Just open the app and start amplifying your audio output. It uses a special technology called Server Oriented Audio Matching Technology . This is a rather long name, but there is no need to use Bluetooth or LAN.

Chief Judge

AmpMe is the best music sync app to stream music to multiple devices at the same time. It supports YouTube and Spotify and is available for iOS and Android platforms.

Download AmpMe: Android | iOS

5. Chorus

Chorus is another free ad-free music sync and streaming app. This is generous from the developer. You can connect it with other Android phones using local Wi-Fi or hotspot, and then sync and play the same music at the same time. The app supports unlimited playback and you can sync again if things get out of hand.

There is also an auto sync feature running in the background so you don’t have to worry about it anymore. Chorus has a nice and functional user interface that works well, but is a bit clunky at times. For the most part, this is a great app. Note that manual resync will restart the song from the beginning. The only downside is that it only works with locally stored files.

Download Chorus: Android


Vertigo music

Vertigo Music is a serious competitor to AmpMe. You can create a channel and then broadcast your favorite clips around the world. Everyone around you and anyone around the world can join in on the fun and instantly hear what you’re listening to. You can easily create a playlist and share audio tracks.

There is a chat section where you can chat with the world and participate in discussions related to playing a music track. The best thing about Vertigo Music is that it supports two of the most popular music streaming services which are Spotify and Apple Music and more. Use it to listen to the same audio track, sync and stream music across devices in the same room or around the world.

It’s completely free, no ads.

Download Vertigo Music: iOS


music sync apps AmpMe and SoundSeeder are two of the most popular music sync and streaming apps. At first glance, they are both similar, but internally they deal with completely different audiences.