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Let’s groove tonight, that’s my theme song today. With the summer months upon us I love to listen to music all day long. It doesn’t matter what season it is music is my life!
These portable speakers are just in time for the summer and great for all summer activities. No matter if you’re hanging are at the pool, or at the park, you can enjoy your favorite tunes all day long. So, when I heard about the Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST and BLAST Portable Speakers from Best Buy I was like, ok let me learn what all these speakers entailed.
First, I learned that the Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST and BLAST portable speakers are wireless, that’s a plus within itself! That means they can be played anywhere, by the pool, at the park, while you’re grilling, partying with friends or entertaining outdoors or indoors, you can stream your favorite tunes again anywhere.
Both of these magnificent wireless speakers have so much to offer, here are a few key features!
New experiences for MEGABLAST and BLAST include:
- Enhanced controls on the Ultimate Ears app: You can now control volume remotely from the app, which is especially useful if you have your music cranked up loud and want to use Alexa. You can also check battery status in two ways – either through the app, or right from the speaker by pressing the “+/-” volume buttons simultaneously. Starting in May, you can personalize your sound for any artist or music genre with the custom equalizer (EQ).
- Voice control on Spotify and more (coming soon): Just ask “Alexa, play my Discover Weekly” or any music from Spotify on MEGABLAST and BLAST. Spotify will soon join other Amazon Alexa supported music services such as Amazon Music, Deezer and TuneIn globally; and Pandora, iHeartRadio and SiriusXM in the U.S. — use your voice to control music from these streaming services over Wi-Fi. On Bluetooth, you can enjoy music from any of your favorite music services.
- A better way to listen with Spotify Connect (coming soon): MEGABLAST and BLAST will be the first Ultimate Ears speakers to integrate Spotify Connect. When on Wi-Fi, open the Spotify app on your phone and play music directly to our speakers (under “Devices Available”) without the need to pair through Bluetooth. Music fans can also stream the highest quality sound possible from Spotify. With Spotify Connect, text message or make calls without interrupting the music and save your phone’s battery.
- New grouping experience for smart speakers (coming soon): You can group up to eight MEGABLAST and BLAST speakers on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Stereo mode is supported when you connect two MEGABLAST or BLAST speakers. Optimized to take advantage of the speakers’ built-in Wi-Fi capability, you will experience greater range for grouped speakers and improved connection reliability. Grouping is expected to be available later this year.