Streaming music is now the industry standard. For the average listener, it's no longer a question of which home or car stereo to purchase, but how to ensure that the music you enjoy on your Spotify, Apple Music or Amazon Prime Music account is available to you anywhere, anytime. Here are seven products that will help you make the most of your memberships – wherever you plan to listen.
The first thing you'll notice is the retro look, but this powerful amp goes way beyond window dressing. By swapping modern circuitry for old-school tube amps (which actually light up), the Monoprice produces noticeably warmer sound, even if you're streaming from digital services like Spotify. You can add a pair of four-inch speakers for $50 or use the RCA inputs to plug in a turntable. At this price, it's the perfect bookshelf system. $150, monoprice.com
It's surprisingly fun to talk to a speaker. You can ask the Tap to play songs from Amazon's Prime Music, Spotify and others. The sound is decent, and Alexa is kind of cheeky – ask her for a joke. $130, amazon.com
They look like traditional bookshelf speakers, but the Stereo M's have something special: built-in Wi-Fi, meaning you can stream directly to them. And thanks to the 320-watt amp, the true stereo sound is huge at high and low ranges. $1,299, amazon.com
Streaming audio's biggest enemy? Dropped Wi-Fi. The Eero is the best way we've found to ensure a solid signal in every corner of your home. Smaller apartments need just one unit, but with the $499 three-pack, you can place multiple Eeros around a larger house and rock in every room. $199, eero.com
Attach one to your steering wheel, and you can safely control the music streaming from your phone without taking your eyes off the road. $25, satechi.net
Give your car a high-tech upgrade: The ZeroTouch lets you mount an Android phone on your dash and control music with voice commands. From $60, logitech.com
If your car has an auxiliary input but does not support Bluetooth, the AUX solves that problem. After a simple setup, you can stream from a phone or tablet directly to your car stereo. $50, griffintechnology.com