3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 6, 2013 1:52 PM by Kingoftypos
priester68 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

If so, how do I connect it.  I love the sound of the Beats Pill and want to add a few throughout my home.  If they are compatible, do I have to get an Airport Base Station in each room I want to add the speaker?  Not sure how this sll works or what equipment I need to make it work.  Thanks for any help you can provide.


iPhone 5s, iOS 7.0.2
  • 1. Re: Can I use a Beats Pill with AirPlay?
    Kingoftypos Level 3 Level 3 (580 points)

    It looks like that all three of Beats speakers, Pill, Beatbox Protable and BeatBox, all work off of BlueTooth. So AirPlay can't be used because that is using WiFi.

     

    KOT

  • 2. Re: Can I use a Beats Pill with AirPlay?
    priester68 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It does have an audio in jack on the back. Doesn't that mean you can plug it into the Airport Express and it should work, or am I totally wrong on this?

     

     

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  • 3. Re: Can I use a Beats Pill with AirPlay?
    Kingoftypos Level 3 Level 3 (580 points)

    You'll need the Airport Express, which I believe is the only one that has the audio out jack. Airport Extreme and Time Machine do not have the audio jack.

     

    But I'm sure there are other devices out there, other than Beats by Dre that have the AirPlay built in that sounds just a good and probably the same price.

     

    I know this is a league of it's own. But I have a Pioneer Elite VSX-53. I also have Mirage speakers. Obviously this isn't a small device like the Beats by Dre. But it does have a nice sound to it.

     

    Google "best airplay speakers". There's a large list that range from $116 to $573. At least this way you don't have to relay on an external device to do the AirPlaying.

     

    KOT