medion internet radio, Digital radio & Spotify £39.99 @ Medion
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medion internet radio, Digital radio & Spotify £39.99 @ Medion

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Found 25th Jul 2017
2 x 7 watts + 15 watts RMS output power Subwoofer
Simple integration into the home network through Push to Connect
DLNA compatible
WLAN 802.11 a / b / g / n 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
USB charging port
AUX-In

MEDION® Wireless Smart Speaker App integrated Internet Radio- Black
Play wireless music
Play wireless music from your smartphone, tablet, notebook or NAS via the wireless speakers. Controlling one or more speakers. Creating playlists. Stream music in the party or Multiroom mode via free app Integrated Internet Radio (via app).
Spotify
Spotify Connect compatible 2 x 7 watts + 15 watts RMS output power Subwoofer Simple integration into the home network through Push to Connect DLNA compatible WLAN 802.11 a / b / g / n 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz USB charging port AUX-In.

Agreed it's annoying if this is the case
My echo dot is connected to my arcam separates system via a line out/in and that works fine
I am hoping this will work same way
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sam_of_london

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But it has no band 20.
Bushes

It's Internet radio for those not Internet savvy. There are more long … It's Internet radio for those not Internet savvy. There are more long lasting better options than this. An android phone, any android phone, will stream music from Spotify or any other streaming source.


There's a big difference between streaming from your phone to a bluetooth speaker, and using your phone as a controller for a device which does its own streaming. Less battery use, the ability to walk out of range without the stream cutting off, ability to make calls / play games / whatever without the audio going through the speaker, and so on. Streaming from the phone may suit you, but it's not the solution for everyone.
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MEDION® Wireless Smart Speaker App integrated Internet Radio- Black
Play wireless music
Play wireless music from your smartphone, tablet, notebook or NAS via the wireless speakers. Controlling one or more speakers. Creating playlists. Stream music in the party or Multiroom mode via free app Integrated Internet Radio (via app).
Spotify
Spotify Connect compatible 2 x 7 watts + 15 watts RMS output power Subwoofer Simple integration into the home network through Push to Connect DLNA compatible WLAN 802.11 a / b / g / n 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz USB charging port AUX-In.
I'm confused about this being an 'Internet' radio speaker- it seems to need an app on your phone to do this?! So basically it's just like any Bluetooth speaker then?! In which case £39.99 doesn't seem that remarkable, or am I missing something?

Edit: oh, it's WiFi instead of Bluetooth. But I still don't get why you wouldn't use a Bluetooth speaker using Spotify on your phone, seeing as it needs to do everything via an app?
Edited by: "BobsterLobster" 25th Jul 2017
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BobsterLobster

I'm confused about this being an 'Internet' radio speaker- it seems to … I'm confused about this being an 'Internet' radio speaker- it seems to need an app on your phone to do this?! So basically it's just like any Bluetooth speaker then?! In which case £39.99 doesn't seem that remarkable, or am I missing something?Edit: oh, it's WiFi instead of Bluetooth. But I still don't get why you wouldn't use a Bluetooth speaker using Spotify on your phone, seeing as it needs to do everything via an app?



The app is designed by medion exclusively to work with this and it allows u to stream 13000 radio stations as well as Spotify
sam_of_london

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But it has no band 20.
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Bilbo1968

But it has no band 20.



?
With aux in would this would with an Echo Dot?
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TomBoyNI

With aux in would this would with an Echo Dot?



I was thinking the same, if it does happy days, in theory it should as echo dot has a line out and this has a line in
Yes but be warned as I've been burned here before... there is a silly rule that means these "should" turn off automatically if not used for some minutes... this makes them pretty much unsuitable for amazon echo dots
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rosswinter

Yes but be warned as I've been burned here before... there is a silly … Yes but be warned as I've been burned here before... there is a silly rule that means these "should" turn off automatically if not used for some minutes... this makes them pretty much unsuitable for amazon echo dots



Hi, can u please expand, that would be helpful
It's Internet radio for those not Internet savvy. There are more long lasting better options than this. An android phone, any android phone, will stream music from Spotify or any other streaming source.
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U can stream music from Spotify but how can android allow you to stream 13000 internet radio stations and stream them to where , surely u need a speaker either way
This is a speaker with a subwoofer for under 40
Nicolas

Hi, can u please expand, that would be helpful



My experience with the Echo Dot and bluetooth speakers is that after a certain amount of time the speaker is no longer connected to the Dot. It's paired, but not connected, why I don't know, but it's annoying. I even have the same issue when the speaker is connected by aux lead and connected to the mains. I have to say 'Alexa connect to bluetooth speaker' which is crazy.
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OllieSt

My experience with the Echo Dot and bluetooth speakers is that after a … My experience with the Echo Dot and bluetooth speakers is that after a certain amount of time the speaker is no longer connected to the Dot. It's paired, but not connected, why I don't know, but it's annoying. I even have the same issue when the speaker is connected by aux lead and connected to the mains. I have to say 'Alexa connect to bluetooth speaker' which is crazy.



Agreed it's annoying if this is the case
My echo dot is connected to my arcam separates system via a line out/in and that works fine
I am hoping this will work same way
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OllieSt

My experience with the Echo Dot and bluetooth speakers is that after a … My experience with the Echo Dot and bluetooth speakers is that after a certain amount of time the speaker is no longer connected to the Dot. It's paired, but not connected, why I don't know, but it's annoying. I even have the same issue when the speaker is connected by aux lead and connected to the mains. I have to say 'Alexa connect to bluetooth speaker' which is crazy.



Agreed it's annoying if this is the case
My echo dot is connected to my arcam separates system via a line out/in and that works fine
I am hoping this will work same way
Nicolas

Agreed it's annoying if this is the caseMy echo dot is connected to my … Agreed it's annoying if this is the caseMy echo dot is connected to my arcam separates system via a line out/in and that works fine I am hoping this will work same way



Its definitely a speaker issue not a Dot issue. I understand why the speaker would go into standby mode (mine is rechargeable), but it only requires a setting to turn that off. I've yet to find one. You might be ok with this as it's not portable.
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OllieSt

Its definitely a speaker issue not a Dot issue. I understand why the … Its definitely a speaker issue not a Dot issue. I understand why the speaker would go into standby mode (mine is rechargeable), but it only requires a setting to turn that off. I've yet to find one. You might be ok with this as it's not portable.



So is yours the same medion or something else
Nicolas

So is yours the same medion or something else



No mine is a Bose Soundlink Mini version 1. I'm going to test the speaker with the Dot and my laptop because thinking about it I seem to recall it worked flawlessly with my laptop and I don't think I encountered the drop in connection I get with the Dot. I'll post back here later.

Do you realise you've got TuneIn app pre-installed on the Dot? So I can just say 'Alexa play Jazz24 radio station' and it will connect to Jazz24 from TuneIn
Edited by: "OllieSt" 25th Jul 2017
Nicolas1 h, 11 m ago

U can stream music from Spotify but how can android allow you to stream …U can stream music from Spotify but how can android allow you to stream 13000 internet radio stations and stream them to where , surely u need a speaker either way This is a speaker with a subwoofer for under 40


The very first hit on Google Play for Internet Radio apps is TuneIn Radio that gives you access to over 100,000 stations. So again, I don't really understand the need for this when an android can pair with a Bluetooth speaker that will be better quality for this price.
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BobsterLobster

The very first hit on Google Play for Internet Radio apps is TuneIn … The very first hit on Google Play for Internet Radio apps is TuneIn Radio that gives you access to over 100,000 stations. So again, I don't really understand the need for this when an android can pair with a Bluetooth speaker that will be better quality for this price.



Can one connect tune in to Alexa via the phone ? As in can I control it using iPhone
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Thinking about it again, even if u can get tune in on your phone
This is a good speaker with a subwoofer connected to the network with a line in for under 40. I still think I am going to go ahead with it.
Nicolas13 m ago

Can one connect tune in to Alexa via the phone ? As in can I control it …Can one connect tune in to Alexa via the phone ? As in can I control it using iPhone


Alexa plays tune-in radio out of the box
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Sure but you can't see a menu or what stations are there? U have to tell her the station name that u know? Is there anyway to get all the stations list say on your phone for Alexa to play it ?
Nicolas

The app is designed by medion exclusively to work with this and it allows … The app is designed by medion exclusively to work with this and it allows u to stream 13000 radio stations as well as Spotify



Without having seen this radio, I'd be willing to bet that it uses the standard UNDOK connected device tech. If it even has a dedicated app, it'll a just be a version of the standard UNDOK app.
Nicolas

Sure but you can't see a menu or what stations are there? U have to tell … Sure but you can't see a menu or what stations are there? U have to tell her the station name that u know? Is there anyway to get all the stations list say on your phone for Alexa to play it ?



You can navigate/search for TuneIn stations via the Alexa App. Music & Books\tunein\Search TuneIn. You can save your favourite stations for easy access. All of this kind of moves away from the whole purpose of the Dot but I do understand that it's nice to navigate too.
Edited by: "OllieSt" 25th Jul 2017
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OllieSt

You can navigate/search for TuneIn stations via the Alexa App. Music & … You can navigate/search for TuneIn stations via the Alexa App. Music & Books\tunein\Search TuneIn.



Many thanks Ollie
So now the decision is to wether to buy Alexa dot and wire it through this stringer speaker subwoofer or buy the Alexa echo the bigger version which is a 150 vs Alexa 50 + 40 for this medion kit
Anyone knows what the medion sounds like vs Alexa echo
Don't get the big Echo. It's too expensive for what it is. The echo dot sounds alright if it's just for radio I use it every day in my kitchen. If you want a better speaker go on amazon and get an anger sound core
Nicolas4 h, 28 m ago

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You had to be there at the time....
Nicolas

Many thanks OllieSo now the decision is to wether to buy Alexa dot and … Many thanks OllieSo now the decision is to wether to buy Alexa dot and wire it through this stringer speaker subwoofer or buy the Alexa echo the bigger version which is a 150 vs Alexa 50 + 40 for this medion kit Anyone knows what the medion sounds like vs Alexa echo



I bought 3 dots for £80 odd a few weeks ago. I wish I had bought 2 dots and 1 Echo, but the price was attractive for the 3 dot. I know that the combo of a dot + and bluetooth speaker will be a better sound than the Echo but dot + speaker isn't as silky smooth in operation. As HarryB states, the Dot is fine on it's own for some instances. As a bedside alarm/radio/light control etc, for me it's fine and I'm quite into audio. In my kitchen, with the dot hidden up above the cabinets, no speaker would suffice from that height (even the Sonos Play 1), so I use my Bose. I also use my Bose, a Dot and a lithium power bank for the garden. The Echo needs power, the Dot does too, but can run off USB connection, whereas the Echo can't


It depends where you want the speaker to be really. Do you intend to leave it in 1 place?
Edited by: "OllieSt" 25th Jul 2017
Get an old hifi from Gumtree + Chromecast audio! Generally can get much better audio than this plus benefit of cd/radio/cassette/MD if you're in the mood for some retro action lol
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OllieSt

I bought 3 dots for £80 odd a few weeks ago. I wish I had bought 2 dots … I bought 3 dots for £80 odd a few weeks ago. I wish I had bought 2 dots and 1 Echo, but the price was attractive for the 3 dot. I know that the combo of a dot + and bluetooth speaker will be a better sound than the Echo but dot + speaker isn't as silky smooth in operation. As HarryB states, the Dot is fine on it's own for some instances. As a bedside alarm/radio/light control etc, for me it's fine and I'm quite into audio. In my kitchen, with the dot hidden up above the cabinets, no speaker would suffice from that height (even the Sonos Play 1), so I use my Bose. I also use my Bose, a Dot and a lithium battery pack for outside. The Echo needs power, the Dot does too, but can run off USB connection, whereas the Echo can'tIt depends where you want the speaker to be really. Do you intend to leave it in 1 place?



Yes one place
sam_of_london6 h, 2 m ago

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Bilbo19685 h, 3 m ago

But it has no band 20.



and it's not 4K either.

*long suffering HUKD members will probably understand the references.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 25th Jul 2017
Nicolas

Yes one place



Then I would guess that the item you've found does tick the boxes for you. I would think you could plug the Dot into the Medion via USB and run it like that and save yourself an electrical socket point. I don't know the quality of the Medion, and the Anker's are pretty good value for money. I think this one would be my choice if I was going down that route. You just need to accept that nearly all of the functionality of the Medion is not required with the Dot
Edited by: "OllieSt" 25th Jul 2017
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OllieSt

Then I would guess that the item you've found does tick the boxes for … Then I would guess that the item you've found does tick the boxes for you. I would think you could plug the Dot into the Medion via USB and run it like that and save yourself an electrical socket point. I don't know the quality of the Medion, and the Anker's are pretty good value for money. I think this one would be my choice if I was going down that route.



Thanks for all the advice
Appreciated
Bushes

It's Internet radio for those not Internet savvy. There are more long … It's Internet radio for those not Internet savvy. There are more long lasting better options than this. An android phone, any android phone, will stream music from Spotify or any other streaming source.


There's a big difference between streaming from your phone to a bluetooth speaker, and using your phone as a controller for a device which does its own streaming. Less battery use, the ability to walk out of range without the stream cutting off, ability to make calls / play games / whatever without the audio going through the speaker, and so on. Streaming from the phone may suit you, but it's not the solution for everyone.
bpaddy1 h, 51 m ago

Get an old hifi from Gumtree + Chromecast audio! Generally can get much …Get an old hifi from Gumtree + Chromecast audio! Generally can get much better audio than this plus benefit of cd/radio/cassette/MD if you're in the mood for some retro action lol


That's what I did and I never use it as Google Music is the biggest pile of poo going and Poweramp won't stream to Chromecast.

So I have music on my phone that I can't play thorough CA, as I have to upload the tracks to Google, but then when I can be bothered I get the generic version that Google streams rather than the version on my phone.

Oh and Google music doesn't allow sorting by folder, pita!

Oh and Youtube videos won't stream audio to Chromecast audio either.
I bought CA thiking it would be cha-mazing.......it's too locked into Googles infrastructure and I actually despise Google Music and Chromecast Audio now
The original deal poster was interested in a Medion Internet Stereo Radio when it was half price. It is now available at Medion online store but it more expensive at £69.99 instead of the usual £99.99. Some of you may regard this as a better alternative.
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Edited by: "TheBlueWhale" 26th Jul 2017
Nicolas

Many thanks OllieSo now the decision is to wether to buy Alexa dot and … Many thanks OllieSo now the decision is to wether to buy Alexa dot and wire it through this stringer speaker subwoofer or buy the Alexa echo the bigger version which is a 150 vs Alexa 50 + 40 for this medion kit Anyone knows what the medion sounds like vs Alexa echo



I have the dot playing through AV amp, plays pretty much any radio station in the world...if you ask it to play tune in, it plays the last station you listened to. It also supports Spotify, not that I have an account, and plays music from your Amazon library / Amazon Prime.
The dot is a tenner more, but IMHO worth it. I would not buy this over the dot.
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But surely the sound from the little dot
Can't match the stereo speakers on this plus the subwoofer
This is a great price for what it is. I have poor DAB signal in my area and I want a radio for my garage/workshop and this totally suits my needs. Good find and thanks for sharing
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