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Wireless Speakers & Audio

Wireless audio features just keep getting better and better. We stay up on the latest trends so we can help you choose the right gear.
Wireless Speakers & Audio
Portable Bluetooth Speakers
Portable Bluetooth speakers

Enjoy music from your Bluetooth-compatible smartphone, tablet or other device while you're on the go.Go to products
Wireless Home Speakers
Wireless home speakers

Wireless speakers designed for easy, convenient listening in your living room, bedroom, or other spots around your home.Go to products
Smart Speakers
Smart speakers

These speakers have voice control built in, and they connect to the internet for access to all sorts of smart features.Go to products
Wireless Multi-room Audio Systems
Wireless multi-room audio systems

Want a system that can play music in multiple rooms of your home? Today's wireless multi-room options are fun to use and easy to set up.Go to products
Wireless Surround Sound Systems
Wireless surround sound systems

Want enveloping surround sound, but not wires running to the back of your room? These systems help you keep things looking neat.Go to products
Bluetooth Adapters for Home Stereos
Bluetooth adapters for home stereos

Add wireless Bluetooth® streaming to your home stereo system.Go to products
Bluetooth Home Theater Receivers
Bluetooth home theater receivers

These receivers come with Bluetooth technology for streaming music wirelessly from your compatible phone, tablet, or computer.Go to products
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Shopping for Wireless Speakers & Audio

Wireless speakers and audio systems give you lots of great ways to enjoy the endless supply of music that's on tap from your smartphone and internet connection.

Below you'll find shopping tips for portable Bluetooth® speakers, multi-room systems, and smart speakers with voice assistants. For more info read our complete buying guide.

Portable Bluetooth® speakers

Battery-powered Bluetooth speakers stream tunes from your smartphone, tablet, or computer. There are compact models that fit in your backpack. Larger ones are perfect for hanging out at the pool or the campground.

Wireless home speakers

Unlike portable Bluetooth speakers, these wireless speakers must be plugged into an AC outlet. They connect to your phone via Bluetooth, or to your home network via Wi-Fi®. Most provide an app for picking songs, and adjusting volume. Some can function as part of a wireless multi-room audio system.

Smart speakers

What makes a speaker smart? Wi-Fi connectivity and a built-in voice assistant like Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. Tell your speaker what to play or use your voice to control compatible smart home devices.

Wireless multi-room audio systems

In a wireless multi-room audio system, speakers link together on your home Wi-Fi network. You control them with an app on your smartphone or tablet. You can play different songs in different rooms or play the same music throughout your home.

Several multi-room systems are “closed,” meaning they work only with other products from the same brand. Sonos, Denon HEOS, and Yamaha MusicCast are some popular examples.

Other systems are "open," meaning you can mix and match speakers from different brands. Open systems include DTS Play-Fi®, Apple® AirPlay® 2, and Google Chromecast.

Wireless surround sound systems

Some sound bars and receivers can be linked to wireless speakers that play the rear channels of a surround sound mix. To learn more, read our article about the best wireless surround sound systems.

Bluetooth adapters for home stereo systems

Want to play music from your phone through an old stereo system? Try a home Bluetooth adapter, a compact device that receives Bluetooth transmissions from your phone, tablet, or computer. Connect it to an auxiliary input on your sound system.

Apple AirPlay® or AirPlay 2

Do you use an Apple iPhone® or iPad®? A wireless powered speaker with Apple AirPlay lets you stream audio directly from your Apple device to that single speaker. AirPlay 2 takes it a step further: you can send tunes wirelessly from your Apple device to compatible speakers or audio components throughout your home.

IP rating

Many portable Bluetooth speakers are dirt-proof and waterproof. The degree to which they can withstand the elements is reflected in their IP rating.

Speaker stands and wall mounts are available for many wireless speakers. The best way to find these is by checking the accessories tab on individual product pages.

If you're placing your Wi-Fi speaker in a far corner of your home, or if you're outfitting several rooms with wireless speakers, you may find that you need a better Wi-Fi router.