docj Posted January 4, 2016 Report Share Posted January 4, 2016 We have a large iTunes library (~3,500 tracks) which is resident on a couple of our computers as well as on an iPod. For a while I've been looking for a simple and inexpensive solution for listening to our music on our primary audio system without the need for physical cable connections. Listening to music on computer speakers or small speaker sets just wasn't all that satisfying, especially when the main system can deliver >300 watts of sound power. We use Pandora through a Roku feeding that audio system, but, at times, it's nice to hear your own music. Unfortunately, our audio system is ~5 years old, just before Bluetooth connections became common. So I've been looking for a simple way to get an audio signal to it without wires. I had identified some add-on Bluetooth adapters, but was concerned about how well they worked and, of course, they cost $$. Recently, I came across the Plex Roku "channel", a free Roku app that, when used with the Plex pc app, turns the pc into a media server that can transfer music (and video) files from the computer to the Roku. The signal is transferred using wifi rather than Bluetooth and it works pretty well. The Plex Roku app displays the music available on the server and makes it easy to select albums, tracks, artists, etc. I don't think it takes a particularly powerful computer to be an audio server, although operating as a video server does make my laptop rather warm. I'm sure some of you are probably doing something similar but I suspect there are others who may benefit from this information. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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