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Protable speaker, Amazon Echo or Google Mini?
« on: December 19, 2017, 10:14:41 AM »
My PC has a lot of MP3 fiels and videos. Sometimes I would like to listen to my stuff while ssomewhere else in the huse. I don't have a bluetooth headset. Not yet.

I would rather have a portable speaker.  8)

So whill looking at reviews on the Google mini, I see a ad that says the Amazon Echo is more popular. Why?

Rather than sort through the ads, I am asking you people for an honest anser.
Shoul I go with the Amazon device or the Google thing?
Or many neither one?

Thanks in advance.  :)

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Re: Protable speaker, Amazon Echo or Google Mini?
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2017, 10:17:51 AM »
   
 
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Re: Protable speaker, Amazon Echo or Google Mini?
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2017, 12:05:39 PM »
Both of those are "home assistant" type devices, their primary function isn't really to be used as a speaker.  They can both play music from streaming services like Spotify however neither support playback of MP3s stored locally on a PC.  If you want to play your MP3 collection without paying for a subscription streaming service and don't need the home assistant functionality you'd probably be better off loading the music onto a smartphone and then getting a simple bluetooth speaker to use with it.

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Re: Protable speaker, Amazon Echo or Google Mini?
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2017, 01:03:13 PM »
Thank you both.
Now I have sometnhing to think about.
After giving it some thought, I might just wait awhile.
Or just use the bluetooth speaker I already have.
But it does not take commands.  :-\

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Re: Protable speaker, Amazon Echo or Google Mini?
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2017, 03:14:03 PM »
Cause yer askin them to do something they don't///you need to decide.
   
 
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Re: Protable speaker, Amazon Echo or Google Mini?
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2017, 04:36:14 PM »
Well, what I would like is an inteligent device that would understand tha t I do not want to ever hear nay more Marty Robins songs.
Do they have something like that? A personal DJ in a can?
I don't have any Apple devices other than my old iPhone.

iOS 11: How to Use Siri’s “Personal DJ” Feature


I doubt taht would work, I have an iPhone 4.  :-\