There’s also Air Play, for Apple Devices, which allows you to do similar things.
And not forgetting Sonos, the simple and effective app for the brand’s multi-room speakers, which, as luck would have it, provides a neat segue into…
We’ve detailed all that you need to know before making a purchase.
Probably the most common way to connect is via Bluetooth, the technology which allows you to transport data between two devices instantly.
It’s found in all smartphones, a large majority of laptops and a whole range of other devices.
The latest version is Bluetooth 5, although the previous iterations (Bluetooth 4.2, 4.1 and so on) are currently more common and hold up well.
If you’re going to be playing music in a small room, then a powerful speaker with a large wattage will overpower you and might even suffer a loss of sound quality.