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Whole-home audio lets you enjoy your favorite music and audio all over the house with intuitive interfaces and stellar audio quality. Learn more here.

What Are the Best Streaming Services for Whole-Home Audio? What Are the Best Streaming Services for Whole-Home Audio?

We all know that streaming music is where it’s at for sheer convenience in listening to music. With a whole-home audio system, what could possibly be easier than choosing a streaming source, selecting an artist or playlist, and hitting play? The only thing easier is a Control4 multiroom audio system that makes all that child's play – even your kids can choose the right rooms to play the music without disturbing yours!

While a benefit of whole-home audio is the ability to play other sources like CDs and vinyl all over the house, streaming is likely where you'll spend most of your listening time. We thought it would be a good time to revisit some of today's top streaming services that offer stellar listening experiences for your Brookhaven, GA home. Ready? Keep reading below!

Get into the Beach Vibe with Whole-Home Audio Get into the Beach Vibe with Whole-Home Audio

Enjoy the Florida Winter and Get Ready for Beach Weather with these Tunes

Right now, it may not be typical beach weather in Miramar Beach, but it’s a wonderfully cool respite from the summer heat in the Florida Panhandle. It won't last long, so enjoy it! If you need a little help envisioning the beach vibe in this season, there's no better way than music to bring it back. 

If you already have a whole-home audio system, you know the pleasures of music all over the house. If you don't, we can set you up with a system that will invoke any memories you want. From Sonos to Control4 and Crestron and Coastal Source, we can design and install a system that will keep your ears enthralled anywhere in your home, indoors or out. 

Let’s get the beach vibe started. Here are some of our favorite tunes to bring the memories of surf and sand back!

3 Critical Features to Look for in a Whole Home Audio System 3 Critical Features to Look for in a Whole Home Audio System

What You Need to Enjoy Great Sound Everywhere

Are you considering a whole-home audio system for your Rosemary Beach home? You may be in a quandary as to how to choose the right solution for you. After all, whole-home audio can be had as simply as buying several Amazon Echo or Google speakers for each space in your home.

While that may be one answer, it’s only one of many. You’ll want to carefully evaluate your multiroom audio system across various criteria, including audio quality, accessibility and ease of use, and variety of content. While there are many criteria you can and should consider for your Florida home, we've narrowed down three here that you should absolutely think though. Ready to learn more? Please keep reading!

Enjoy the Luxury of Whole-Home Audio with Control4 Enjoy the Luxury of Whole-Home Audio with Control4

Control4 Makes It Easy to Hear What You Want, Where You Want

Are you always listening to something? Is it music while you check on your investments in the home office or a podcast while you cook? Does relaxing on the patio with the sound of nearby ocean waves in the Florida sun demand just the right playlist? 

If there’s a soundtrack for everything you do, you should consider investing in the luxury of a whole-home audio system. A Control4 whole-house audio setup lets you funnel anything you want to listen to in perfect synchronicity all over your Alys Beach property. Keep reading to learn more about this smart audio solution.

Transform Your Wellbeing by Filling Your Home With Music Transform Your Wellbeing by Filling Your Home With Music

Whole-Home Audio Gives You Access to Music’s Restorative Powers in Any Room

When you’re feeling down, what’s the one song that gets you feeling better? Even though the songs we turn to may differ—maybe it’s a high-energy punk anthem or nostalgic classic rock ballad—the power of music in enhancing our mood is undeniable. That's not the only way music can positively influence your lifestyle. 

Below, we highlight three ways listening to music can improve your overall wellbeing. Throughout the blog, we'll also showcase ways to use the whole-home audio system in your Atlanta, GA home to embrace the power of music in every room. 

SEE MORE: What to Listen to on Your Whole-Home Audio System

5 Ways to Command Your Control4 Whole-Home Audio System 5 Ways to Command Your Control4 Whole-Home Audio System

Starting Your Music Is Simple for Everyone at Home

Control4 is known far and wide as a full-fledged home automation system, but it also features a native whole-home audio solution that gives standalone multi-room music systems a run for their money. Not only can you quickly access and share music throughout the home, but you can also manage other smart home functions, such as lights, TVs, and door locks, using the same preferred Control4 device.

Because no Georgia household or music listener is the same, Control4 offers various intuitive control options that suit different preferences. While a handheld remote may be best for controlling music when you’re relaxing on the couch, voice commands may be better when you’re cooking in the kitchen.

Below, we’ll explore five easy ways to command the Control4 whole-home audio system in your Brookhaven or Metro Atlanta home. Get to know the ways and decide which ones you may like best!

Interested in Smart Home Automation? Begin with Whole Home Audio Interested in Smart Home Automation? Begin with Whole Home Audio

Whole Home Audio Is the Beginning of Your Smart Home Transformation

As a purveyor and custom integrator of home technology systems and solutions, GHT Group sees many clients at different stages of their journey into smart home technology in Georgia. While home automation has a host of benefits in convenience, luxury, and efficiency, we see a couple of areas that tend to draw people in. 

The first area is smart lighting. It's fairly easy to see the benefits, from effortless control to energy efficiency. The other is whole-home audio. Whole-home audio not only brings music seamlessly to every corner of your Alpharetta property, it's also a gateway to adding more layers of smart home features. Keep reading to see how.

Does High-Resolution Matter for Whole-Home Audio? Does High-Resolution Matter for Whole-Home Audio?

If You're a Diehard Audio Enthusiast, the Answer May Be Yes

The audio world is full of terminology and buzzwords. There are the traditional ones, like preamplifiers, amplifiers, woofers, tweeters, crossovers, and more. If you’re into audio at all, you know what these are. Then there are words that describe how a speaker or system sounds, like soundstage. If you're an audio fan, you know what that means, too.

Then there are the terms that came in with digital audio. How about lossless vs. compressed, MP3 vs. AAC, 16bit/44 kHz vs. 24bit/192 kHz sampling? For some people, they might have little to no meaning, other than they might surmise lossless is always better than compressed. The reality is, like in most things related to audio, there are not always absolute truths.

If you are familiar with all this as you sit in Johns Creek, GA listening to music on your whole-home audio system, you might wonder if high-resolution audio is something essential or a feature you can blissfully ignore. Keep reading to see which side of the fence you may fall.

What to Listen to on Your Whole Home Audio System What to Listen to on Your Whole Home Audio System

Comparing the Most Popular Streaming Music Services

We live in a world of almost limitless content. In cable TV, an old joke was, "we have 300 channels, and there's nothing to watch." You'd be hard-pressed to make that joke today with the wonderful world of streaming content so readily available to us. With Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO, Apple TV+, Disney+, and so many more, it's difficult to think about not finding something you want to watch.

But this blog is about audio, not video! And the amount and range of music we can call up with a few flicks on a touchscreen are equally amazing. Today’s streaming music services boast 40 million-plus tracks of recorded music available in an instant, whether it’s from 60 years ago or today’s top hits. It’s equally difficult to imagine not being able to find some music you like to listen to on a streaming service. 

You might be wondering, what's the difference in streaming services? Isn't the music library much the same? The short answer is yes. But the way you find that music, and how you interact with it is different. Some folks feel very strongly about their preference for Spotify over Apple Music or vice-versa.

So which service should you use on your whole-home audio system in Atlanta? GHT Group isn't here to tell you which one is best – that's up to you. The good news is that all the ones we'll discuss here work with whole-home audio systems we recommend like Control4. 

Read on for a brief overview of five of the most popular streaming services to see which ones are for you.

SEE ALSO: Upgrade to the Luxury of Whole Home Audio with Control4

Upgrade to the Luxury of Whole Home Audio with Control4 Upgrade to the Luxury of Whole Home Audio with Control4

All Your Music, Everywhere You Want, When You Want It

Are you a music lover? Is there a soundtrack for every activity? If that’s the case, chances are you’re the type of person that thrives on listening to many different types of music. You use it for focus, for energy, to relax, and to contemplate. 

A recent study commissioned by Sonos showed that the family that listens to music has less stress and better relationships – such is the power of music to move us in many ways. 

If you love music, you should consider investing in a whole-home audio system. Today's systems are incredibly easy to use, have the flexibility to pipe any audio you desire all over your house, and offer excellent sound quality to boot.

At GHT Group, we know a thing or two about audio, representing stellar brands such as Bower and Wilkins, Klipsch, McIntosh, and more. When it comes to whole-home audio, we love a brand better known for smart home automation – Control4. Keep reading as we explain why Control4 makes a superb whole-home audio solution for your Buckhead, GA home.

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