How do I get music from the Internet or my PC into an HTD Whole-House Audio System?

Connecting your PC or MAC
In most cases, you can use your PC or MAC just as you would any other source, such as a CD Player, Tuner, iPod, etc. Simply connect the stereo audio output on your PC or MAC into one of the Source Inputs on an HTD Mid-Level or Advanced system.



Accessing Your Music Files Wirelessly Throughout the Home
Getting audio from the Internet or your PC into an HTD whole-house audio system has never been easier. Whether you only need access to your iTunes library, or you also want the benefits of Internet radio and other services (such as Pandora), several companies now offer wired and wireless solutions that make getting and controlling your music easy. Here are our picks:




Roku Sonos Connect AirPort

$49-$99



$349



$99


How to Connect to an HTD Whole-House Audio System
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Primary Application
Plays personal files stored on the internet as well as internet radio and other internet-based music services Plays personal files stored on your computer (or stored on the internet with minor setup) as well as internet radio and other internet-based music services Plays files stored in iTunes and Pandora

Best When...

You do not have an internet connection in close proximity to your HTD audio controller AND have existing wireless network. You have an internet connection in close proximity to your HTD audio controller...or wirelessly with the addition of a Sonos ZoneBridge (sold separately $49) You do not have an internet connection in close proximity to your HTD audio controller AND have existing wireless network
Includes software for controlling via computer
YES YES YES
Includes Wireless Controller
YES NO NO
Additional Controller Available
YES YES YES
Controller App for iOS and Android Devices
YES YES YES
Ability to play DRM-Protected files from Itunes Library
YES YES YES
Ability to play non DRM-Protected files from Itunes Library
YES YES YES
Can Play Internet Radio Stations
YES YES PANDORA ONLY

 
See Also:ASK YOUR OWN QUESTION
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