Review for gear4 stream3 bluetooth / wifi speakers=====================================================pros: easy pairing, works with alexa (bluetooth), use individually or group speakers together, group with other stream3 speakers and with stream1 wifi only speakers, create groups fairly easy via the mobile app, any speaker can be the master (stream3 or stream1), supports both bluetooth and wifi, android and ios phone app, can connect speakers together using existing home wifi or use its internal own private wifi network, stereo pairing, set speakers individually to stereo left/right speaker. Cons: no manual (only a quickstart guide), no community web support and website doesn’t even show any of their speaker products (at time of writing), 2. 4ghz wifi only (not 5ghz), phone app a little flaky (using android app, ios also supported), speakers eventually switch to standby when paired to a phone when not in use, speaker groups do occasionally disappear, no equalizer settings, quality of speakers is okay, but not as punchy as more expensive speakers. For direct streaming playback only spotify and tidal supported. Bottom line: there are better alternatives if wifi playback using different streaming providers is your priority. Despite it flaws, it still remains one of the cheapest options for multi room speakers although don’t expect the punch you get with more expensive speakers. Excellent bang for buck, great value, if you can live with its flaws. =====================================================the stream3 is the mains powered version of the speaker – you can also get the smaller, portable stream1 with rechargeable battery. The stream3 connects via bluetooth or wifi, also comes with a 3. 5mm aux input, which means you can attach almost any device with a line out or microphone out.
No major issues with setup using the app on android. The is pretty basic in terms of flexibility. No equilizer settings so sound is prerty much as is. As others have said its not the best bass but its its certainly not terrible. Found that the bluetooth isnt great if u intend to use it for video as there is roughly a 3 second delay and now way of adjusting this. If u only intend to use it for music though its pretty difficult to fault for the price. Since i will be using it mainly for music around the house i intend to buy more.
GEAR4 Stream 1 WiFi & Bluetooth Multi Room Speaker
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- Streaming music through Bluetooth from all your favourite apps.
- Control your music and make groups of speakers with the GEAR4 Music App.
- Stream music through your home network using Spotify Premium, Deezer, Tidal, Vtune and Tunein ONLY. Gear4 app does not support iCloud
- Access thousands of radio stations directly from the GEAR4 App.
- Instantly play the same music from all the speakers in your home.
Can anyone help me i have premium spotify account but the speaker is not coming up on spotify?. Other than that the speakers great btw 👍🏽.
I purchased this to use in the garage and take on holidays. I needed a speaker with wifi capability to listen to radio stations primarily (i live in an area with a poor dab signal), it was relatively easy to setup and has been working well for the last couple of months. I like that it has 3 buttons where you can save your favourite radio stations which for me means that i rarely have to use the app. , the internal battery is also a benefit and lasts well. I looked at many speakers before i bought this and it is packed with features that others can’t compete with at this price point (£37.
The best bluetooth speaker for its cost.
GEAR4 Stream 1 WiFi & Bluetooth Multi Room Speaker : Brilliant speaker i can’t believe what great value this was, multiroom’s with ease, works direct with spotify so so happy i didn’t fork out £200 for sonos or bose this definitely does the job. Mult-iroomed in minutes with a gear4 stream 3 in the lounge excellent sound all round the house. Unlike sonos this also has bluetooth and a rechargeable battery so we take it out in the garden for bbq’s and to our beach hut. I spent ages looking at all the different options and this was the only one that does everything we wanted. May not carry the big designer name but who cares when you’ve saved £150 and got exactly what you wanted:multiroom – checkwireless – checkrechargable battery – checkportable – checkbluetooth so we can use at camping/beach hut/in garden – checkbrilliant.
Great value for money although tends to loose bluetooth pairing with mac & sometimes needs re-setting. Sound not as ‘booming’ as similar more expensive rivals, but for the price in comparison, it’s hard to fault. Haven’t paired with others so can’t comment on that.
I have a gear4 stream1 which was so easy to set up to my wifi at home, linked it to my gear4 stream 3 that i also purchased and i have music all around my house. App is good and easy to use, you can also use other media to play through them like spotify.
Fantastic just what i wanted for multi room.
The app for this no longer works. It does have great sound quality and is easily connected to via bluetooth.
Easy to use and very good for multi room use.
We bought 2 of these speakers for my daughter’s 13th birthday party which we held in a marquee in the garden. We wanted multi-room speakers in order to have the music playing in the house too. The sound quality is great, however it became distorted when the speakers struggled to stay paired together. In the end we used just the one speaker in the marquee. The speaker on its own has a great quality, but the multi-room doesn’t work too well.
Does everything it says on the tin.
Lovely rich sounding speaker, so easy to set up for multi room in the house.
Lovely sound and a lot cheaper than others when purchased. I happily bought two but i can now only use it with bluetooth as the app needed for the wifi is not supported no longer works on iphone since os updates.
I have another stream speaker and got this one to create a groups, same music in each room. Creating a share is not straightforward and they disconnect from each other regularly so you have to go through all the steps again. Sound good but not sure how much i am going to use it.
I’m not one for writing reviews generally, but i think it’s worth it for this product. I’ve been contemplating getting a sonos system for a while but was finding it hard to justify the cost. After some research i came across the gear4 stream products. Seemed a little too good to be true to be honest, you could get 3 stream 3’s for the cost of one sonos speaker.So i decided to get two stream 3’s, after all i could send them back if they were, as i feared, poor quality. However this is certainly not the case. There were clear instructions in the box to setup the speakers. They ‘just work’ with spotify, and the bluetooth connection was setup in about 10 seconds. I find the app perfectly fine to use too. So sound quality, now i’m not a speaker connoisseur, but i have a good ear for speaker tone and depth, and these things perform really well, i’ve currently got one in the upstairs spare room and one in the kitchen and they are literally filling the house with music.
Great speakers, i have bought 3 of these for my home and they work well. There are however a couple of glitches1) the app doesn’t work on the iphone with the new ios112) the app doesn’t support deezer very well as it is almost impossible to play your playlist from there it just times out.
Brilliant speaker i found it easiest to connect by bluetooth wouldn’t connect the other ways and too complicated. Sound quality fantastic i will purchase more for other rooms.
Its really good speaker but i have to set it up every few days, as its not working. I save my wifi lots of time but still have some problems, anyone can help?.
Good speaker, app not very useful though, good value for money.
Good speaker and sound quality from ithowever if you are looking to link the speakers i’d advise against this one. When it works it’s great – however doesn’t alway work – and the app that is needed to control the speakers is terrible (never works, cuts out) really not worth the hassle.