rocki music-streaming device useful but not ready to rock [video] - wireless mobile bluetooth speaker
You have a nice set of speakers, but almost all the music is in your smartphone.
You can spend hundreds of dollars connecting a cable or buy yourself a wireless Bluetooth speaker.
Or you can consider buying a $49 Rocki, a small device that turns traditional speakers into "smart" speakers that can be controlled with a smartphone.
This gadget is basically a low.
Get a cost alternative to the Sonos wireless sound system.
Rocki is connected to the back of the speaker auxiliary port.
After establishing Wi-
The Fi connection between the device and the smartphone allows the user to stream music to the speaker.
Basically, it does the same thing for music and speakers as Google Chromecast does for video and TV.
Video: Unlocking Rocki music streaming devices users can also install multiple Rocki devices at home and control all devices through their smartphones.
But currently only Rocki users using Android devices can use this feature.
The company said the iOS version of the app will be launched by the end of April.
I use Rocki to play music from Spotify on my iPhone to my surroundings-sound system.
I was able to play my music relatively loudly and control it with a smartphone, no problem.
Apple users can play music from any music Source played on their smartphone or tablet.
This means that iTunes, iTunes Radio, Pandora, and other music are working properly.
The setup is a bit tricky because there is no mobile app, but a useful guide on the Roki website should allow most users to use this gadget.
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On Android, however, users are very limited in terms of the source of music played.
For now, Rockey only plays songs from SoundCloud and Last.
Fm and any tracks saved by the user on the phone.
This limits the usefulness of Rocki for Android users.
For example, I didn't save any music on the Nexus 5 and I didn't use Last.
Fm and I can't log in to my SoundCloud account via the Rocki app (
I think it's because I logged in with Facebook Connect).
If I were just an Android user, I wouldn't find anything to do with Rocki.
But unlike Apple users, Android users have access to the Rocki app.
This means they can control multiple Rocki devices at the same time and create playlists to get songs from multiple services (
If they can get them to work).
Rockey said they are working to increase more services, including Spotify.
Rocki is a nice gadget, but it's not done yet.
Apple users need the Rocki app and Android users need to access more audio services.
The company recognizes these issues and is working on them, but most users may want to postpone the purchase of Rocki until it is ready for prime time.