Streaming wireless audio from iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by splathattack, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. splathattack macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2008
    So I was wondering if it's possible to stream audio to wireless speakers from iPad, while still viewing content on the actual device. I asked some yahoo at the Apple store and he had no idea, instead showed me a demo of the remote app (which I already have...on my jailbroken unlocked 2g dinosaur lol) while I just smiled and nodded. I repeated my question and he was like "ummmm I don't think so." le sigh. Anyway...geeks! Is this possible? If not, why? And if so, HOW?! I don't even have one but the thought of having surround sound for your weensy little screen with streaming content is vewy vewy intewesting.

  2. TheScappian macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2007
  3. ClaireL macrumors 6502a


    Apr 4, 2010
    New Jersey
    Those BB speakers look just right for my iPad, thanks so much for that link!
  4. jtara macrumors 65816

    Mar 23, 2009
    Bluetooth speakers should do the job. No different than using a stereo Bluetooth headset (A2DP). I use a pair of Motorola ROKRs on both my MacBook and iPhone with no problem, don't expect any trouble with the iPad as well.

    You might want to see if there are speakers that will pair with multiple devices. Many mono Bluetooth headsets now do this. I'm pretty sure the ROKRs support this, as I haven't had to re-pair them. 3 seems to be a popular number for this feature, but check if it supports 3 pairings, or just 2.

    Otherwise, you'll have to repeatedly re-pair the speakers.
  5. TheScappian macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2007
    I think the insignia speakers are 2 connections. I have my iPhone and MacBook paired to one of them. Surprisingly good audio quality for the price. I went out and bought a second one after liking the first one so much.
  6. Hammie macrumors 65816


    Mar 17, 2009
    Wash, DC Metro
    I prefer wired speakers but doubt that I would use external speakers for my iPad anyway.
  7. rdstoll macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2008
    Excellent I'm glad this thread go started. I'm also looking at some external speakers but want something that is very portable...that can easily fit inside a computer bag or something similar. Are there any good foldable bluetooth speakers that would be good for the iPad? The more I think about the potential applications of this device in our business the more attractive the iPad becomes, although I'm still waiting for the damn thing to ship! (3G)
  8. Travisimo macrumors 6502a

    Dec 22, 2009
    I want to do something similar to this. Instead of buying bluetooth speakers, however, I just want my iPad to play through my 27" iMac's speaker wirelessly. However, when I pair the iPad to my iMac, it will pair but won't actually connect or play audio. Is there a way to do this?
  9. dzave macrumors newbie

    Dec 22, 2008
    Here is an idea, not a perfect solution but I wonder. If someone has the Altec Lansing Backbeat 906 bluetooth headphones try plugging the bluetooth receiver into an airport express with the iPad linked up to that. Then use an iPhone/iPod with remote app for volume control of the airport express. I bet this is the only way to do it until the airport express could natively support this from a single device with an app other than remote.
  10. tkettle macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2010
  11. Travisimo macrumors 6502a

    Dec 22, 2009
    That's exactly what i was looking for - thanks! Any chance best buy would have something like this?
  12. gilesybaby macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2007

    I notice that the Bluelink is US-only (I think).

    Can anyone recommend any other Bluetooth receivers for playing music wirelessly from the ipad/iphone to existing wired speakers?

  13. linux2mac macrumors 65816


    Aug 29, 2009
    "City of Lakes", MN
    Does the Bluelink Bluetooth Music Receiver work only for iTunes on the iPad? Or will you be able to hear the sound from Safari for sites like YouTube and Hulu as well on the iPad? I was hoping to be able to browse the net on the iPad and hear the sound from my home theater system via wireless.

  14. VancouverBC macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2010
    So, other than the Bluelink Bluetooth Receiver, is there any way to listen to the audio output from an Ipad, whether from Youtube, Itunes or wherever, through an amplified, and wired receiver/speaker system? I currently have all my music on my Imac, and have an RCA cable running into a receiver. I would like to move toward a portable and streamlined solution like the Ipad and Bose system.

    Also, I enjoy the precision of an external mouse when using selecting songs from my Itunes library on my Imac, are there any external mouse capabilities with an Ipad?

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