This is a sponsored blog post with Best Buy.
I have to say that my family loves to listen to music, so much so that my kids will take the portable speaker into the shower, so it’s a good thing we have a waterproof one. Just in time for summer, Ultimate Ears announced new updates for MEGABLAST and BLAST portable speakers to help them get smarter and better over time, and yes they are water-resistant and available at Best Buy. These new experiences for MEGABLAST and BLAST that were just announced include:
- Enhanced controls on the Ultimate Ears app: You can control volume from the app remotely, which is something I love and you will find it helpful if you have your music cranked up loud and want to use Alexa. I love using Alexa. You also have the ability to check battery status in two ways. 1 you can go through the app. 2 you can do it right from the speaker by pressing the “+/-” volume buttons simultaneously. You can personalize your sound for any artist or music genre with the custom equalizer (EQ).
- Voice control on Spotify and more (coming soon): This sounds like just a fun improvement because I love voice control. All you have to do is 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.. You will be able to 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.
It sounds like these improvements are going to make your summer fun with portable speakers even better than ever. You will have the ability to use your app or your voice for hours of listening.