Which Music Streaming Service is The Best For You?
Our music consumption habits have always changed with technology. The venerable vinyl record is still with us, and is, in fact, enjoying a nostalgic resurgence. Vinyl gave way to the convenience and resilience of digital CDs, and they are still with us too. Today, the most convenient way of accessing a vast library of music and listening to it anywhere – in our cars, our portable devices, and our homes – is music streaming over the Internet.
The old Apple iPod slogan of 30,000 songs in your pocket has given way to 40 million songs in the cloud that you can hear anytime, anywhere - as long as you have an Internet connection. As we know, several popular music services that offer the capability of hearing your favorite tunes on demand. But are they all just different peas in the same pod?
The short answer is yes, and no. If you are looking to invest in a whole-house music system in Portland, you might want to know a little more detail about the most popular streaming services. While all of them can be easily used in your system, the more you use and customize a particular service the more useful it will be to you.
With that in mind, let’s do a brief roundup of five of the most popular services and some of their features and wrinkles.
What’s In Your Home Theater?
We love home theaters. There’s nothing like settling in to watch a great movie on a large screen with incredible sound to match. But today’s home theaters are no longer rooms that are built to resemble commercial movie theaters. Today’s homeowners are doing more than watching movies in their home theaters – they’re binge-watching Netflix shows, multiple NFL games on Sundays, and playing music videos as background in a media/game room.
Home theater design is evolving to meet multiple entertainment purposes. Of course, you can still build the completely enclosed, windowless theater in your walkout basement room complete with movie-themed décor and comfortable theater seating. But the theater can be in any room you want to make it, and today’s technology allows more flexibility than ever in designing the perfect home theater or media room. Take a look at five current trends in home theater design to make any room into a state-of-the-art entertainment oasis in Portland.
Here are 5 Questions You Should Consider
The time has come. You have been reading a lot about smart devices for the home and are thinking that you could benefit from smart home control technology. And from what you have seen, there are a lot of things to consider. Where do you start?
We’re here to help. With over two decades of experience in custom integration in the Portland area, we have our share of projects under our belt, from one room home theaters to whole-house entertainment and automation.
Over the years, we have heard many questions and concerns from our clients, and we want to share with you some of the top things you should be thinking about – and asking us – on your path to making an informed decision about smart home control.
Here Are the Four Things We Consider In Building the Right System For You
Whole home audio systems can be the perfect mood enhancer – or stress reliever. Imagine coming home from work after a long day, feeling a little tired. You might pour yourself a glass of Willamette Valley Pinot to wind down, and turn on a relaxing Pandora station. With a whole home audio setup, the music will flow seamlessly from room to room as you go about your home routine in Portland.
Does that sound relaxing? Sure it does. But whole home audio is more than just about speakers. A few other pieces are needed for a stellar audio experience. Read on to find out more.