Streaming music from a phone, tablet, or PC
The I25 can use Chromecast to connect directly to a music service that supports Chromecast, such as Spotify, Deezer, Tidal, or TuneIn Radio. The music is streamed direct to the I25; once set up you can use your phone to make calls, or play other audio.
With a phone, tablet, or Mac/PC you can also play the audio wirelessly to the I25, using Bluetooth or AirPlay (iOS only), so the sound from any apps you run on your device will be played through the I25.
Although you can stream music over Wi-Fi, for best results connect the I25 to your home router via an Ethernet cable. If necessary, use the Google Home app to configure the network settings on your I25.
To stream using Chromecast
The I25 has Chromecast built-in, which means you can stream (cast) music over your network directly to the I25 from any Chromecast supported music service, using the music service’s app on your desktop or mobile device as a controller.
- Click the Cast button within your music service’s app and select the I25 in the device list.
To stream using AirPlay
Use AirPlay to send audio over the network from your Apple device to the I25. AirPlay is only available on Apple devices.
To stream using Bluetooth
Use Bluetooth to send audio directly to the I25 from your Bluetooth device using Bluetooth connection. You don’t need a network to stream using Bluetooth.
To stream using Spotify Connect
The I25 supports Spotify Connect, which means you can stream music directly to the I25 from the Spotify music service over your network, using the Spotify app on your desktop or mobile device as a controller.
Use your phone, tablet, or computer as a remote control for Spotify. Go to http://spotify.com/connect to learn how.