Bluetooth speakers have always been a popular choice in amping the smartphone sound experience among people who are away from home or who simply want to listen to music louder.
There are all kinds of options to fill a room with music, for instance wireless speakers, or a more low-cost method – placing your smartphone in a bowl or at the corner of your room. But oftentimes we find ourselves in situations where these options are not at our fingertips, because no one wants to carry another big device around, right? Or there could always the pretense that we simply think that these methods are not going to cut it anymore.
But there are good news! a company have just release an app called AmpMe. What this app does is sync music across multiple smartphone devices in order to create a surround system comprised of the devices’ mini speakers. It is a clever idea that probably has never been tried before on Android. However, the app is not working quite as good as we thought.
The new app still doe wonders, considering that it offers an interesting idea free of charge and does not require you to carry any extra gadgets with you. The app can currently connect an unlimited number of Android devices, making them play the same music in sync. Basically, by connecting five smartphones you could be able to re-enact a surround sound system, minus the woofer.
The AmpMe app works like this. It needs a host device that will control all the tracks you want to spread to other devices. In order for other devices to connect to your app they will also need to have it installed. Then they will have to enter the password which was set on the host device. Here comes the fascinating thing, the devices that connect to the host app will not use Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to sync with the music, but rather they will record the sound from the surrounding area and program themselves to follow the sound.
Receiver devices can just as easily be paused while the others continue to play the music, then rejoin the host app afterwards. Basically, as long as the host device is playing the music, any other device can join or leave the session.
Even more, if you happen to have a Bluetooth speaker with you, you can connect it as well. The only thing you have to take into account is that your speaker must come with a microphone as well, otherwise it will not sync.
There are a couple of downsides though. One of them is the app is currently only compatible with SoundCloud. But the company promised they will soon add a new bundle of streaming platforms. Personally, we are hoping for Spotify compatibility. Other major downside, and it isn’t the app’s fault really, is that the majority of smartphones these days come with not-so-great quality speakers.
After the company launched the app for Android they soon added it to the iOS App Store.
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