iPhone controlled Bluetooth Home Speaker system with multiple zones
October 10, 2013 9:24 AM Subscribe
Are there any good alternatives to the SONOS system that would let me control music across my entire house from my iPhone?
posted by ZackTM to technology (8 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for a reasonably priced system (or to put one together) that will let me have ~5 zones in my house. I want to be able to link an iphone to any of the zones to play music from the phone to the speakers. I don't necessarily have to have the ability to play two different sources in different zones though it would be nice. I would also like to have my TV as an optional source if its possible.
Ideally, I want to be able to be grilling out on my back deck with the backyard speakers on, and the dinning room speakers. Then, when I am done grilling I want to be able to disable the backyard speakers from my phone.
I understand a SONOS system can do this, but it sounds like that would require a SONOS speaker box for each room and would run around $1,500 and might not provide an exterior speaker option. That seems to be incredibly expensive and there has to be a cheaper way to achieve the same results.