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What are WiFi speakers?

Find out everything you need to know about WiFi speakers with this helpful guide.

Music without wires is all the rage. And rightly so. It’s fuss free, quick to get started and sounds great. Over the past few years, we’ve seen WiFi speakers become increasingly popular as more and more people are embracing wireless sound. So, just what are WiFi speakers and why should you care? Let’s find out.

Get connected

WiFi speakers use your home wireless network to connect to your chosen device and play your favourite tracks. More often than not, you’ll enjoy a stronger connection and a higher audio resolution with WiFi than you would with Bluetooth. Simply put, this means you’re getting high quality sound, so you can hear your personal music library in detail like never before. And, because you’re hooked up to your home network, you have the option to link up more than one WiFi speaker to create a multiroom set up. Just don’t tell the neighbours…

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What you'll need

Sounds good, right? Here are a couple of things to consider before you buy:

• A socket nearby – most WiFi speakers are powered by mains

• A compatible laptop, phone or tablet – double check your speaker works with your device’s operating system and chosen music streaming service or app

If a WiFi model isn’t for you, you might be better off with a Bluetooth speaker – click here for our handy guide.

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