July 15, 2013 by Rachel Cericola
As I mentioned before, if you’re going to use the Wi-Fi, you’re going to need the Pure Connect app. It’s also a necessity for hooking up a multiroom system. Because the multiroom setup only works via WiFi, all of the content has to be funneled through the Pure Connect app. That means that you can’t stream Pandora or other services through the multiroom system. However, Pure Connect offers plenty of freebies, including the aforementioned 20,000 web radio stations, 200,000 free on-demand programs and podcasts, and over 15 million streamable music tracks (they’re coming!).
Later this year, Pure plans to launch Pure Music, an on-demand subscription music service. Currently, it’s an exclusive in the UK and Germany. Pure also plans to add Pure Tag into the family at some point this year. This feature will allow users to bookmark tracks, albums and artists, as well as get recommendations for similar content.
The Bottom Line
When it comes to wireless multiroom music, Sonos absolutely rules the roost. Nothing compares to that company, when it comes to ease of use and sound quality. However, Pure has certainly provided a nice alternative with Jongo. It’s not perfect, but it’s certainly a nice option. Jongo products do work well on their own, but it’s a definite bonus that you can add on easily—and at a more affordable price.
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Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.
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