Unboxing AudioCast M5 Wireless Multi-Room Sound Streamer

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AudioCast M5

Meet AudioCast M5 Wireless Multi-Room Sound Streamer
The AudioCast M5 is a small, simple gadget. The top looks sort of like a tiny record, but the device is only about 2.2 inches across. At about .67 inches high, a little thicker than a 0.53 inch ChromeCast Audio, but it’s still small enough to slide into just about any pocket. One more thing you’ll find on the side of the AudioCast M5 is a WPS button. Fire up the AudioCast app on your Android or iOS device, select the option for adding a device, and tap the WPS button when you’re ready to pair the hardware with your phone or tablet. Speaking of size, this thing is small! The AudioCast M5 fits easily into the palm of your hand, it completely made out of plastic and has nearly no weight at all to it. This makes it easy to hide it behind your electronics somewhere, in case you don’t want it to be seen. Hide it behind the TV or the receiver, and no one will know it even exists. It is shaped like a small hockey puck, and the top has a design similar to that of a record. There are two ports: one for a 3.5mm audio cable and another for a micro USB cable which serves as a power cable.

What is AudioCast
AudioCast is a small device that plugs into your speaker for streaming music through WiFi. Once set up, simply use your iPhone, iPad, Android phone and tablet, Mac and Windows laptop, to cast your favorite tunes to the best speakers in the house.

Connects to your traditional active speakers or external amplifiers
Connects to active speakers, AudioCast will turn your traditional audio system into a wireless one, which allows you to control the wireless audio system in much more convenient way.

Easy setup
AudioCast does not require technical or wireless expertise. Connect the AudioCast to active speakers in the room where you want to play music, connect to your home WiFi network with the AudioCast App, which provide simple on-screen prompts and voice prompts. With several steps, you will be playing music in few minutes.

Easily cast music, without the hassle of pairing
Chose the device from AudioCast apps to stream the music instantly to your speakers. Search, play, pause queue songs and change the volume right from your phone – anywhere in the house. Your music can be anywhere – NAS, Computer, Media Player – as long as it is accessible on your network, AudioCast App can index them into your music library and you’ll have access to them right in your App, and play to any or all AudioCast connected speakers.

Listen to your favorites, anytime
Listen to your hundreds of thousands of music, radios, tunes from Spotify, Pandora, Tunein, and more coming. We’re constantly adding new apps, so there’s no end to the music, radio stations and podcasts you can enjoy.

AudioCast Multiroom audio. In any room or every room at once.
With Multiroom audio streaming feature you can stream a single song to all the devices in the network, or stream different songs to different devices, you can also divide your devices into different groups for easy control. All of these can be done by a single mobile device and a few clicks with your finger. Play a different song in the living room, bedroom, even bathroom, or the same track in every room, or play some rocky music in the party, controlled by one single device.

All services available on AudioCast Products now
Spotify, Pandora, vTuner, Tidal, Qobuz, iheartradio, Tunein, QQ Music, Ximalaya, TTPOD, Douban, Qingting FM, Napster. More and more services will be coming soon and available by global online update.

AudioCast works perfectly with Windows PC via iTunes
AudioCast Supports Perfect Wireless Multi-room Audio Streaming via iTunes on Windows PC and Mac. Great! AudioCast now can perfectly stream the audio sources from local storage, media library in PC and online services from iTunes. On the Windows PC, end users can easily play and switch music, control volume, and choose the AudioCast?devices you like to realize multi-room. Users can sync and unsync the AudioCast devices on the Windows PC in the sim- plest way.

Easy to carry
Convenience for carrying outsides, light and small! It is easy to carry it in packages and can be connected by WiFi. You can search any kind of music by your cellphone and deliver it to the AudioCast directly.

Good bridge for your family stereo systems

It is a good bridge for your family stereo systems. Sound is amazingly better than bluetooth. And no matter you up or down stairs,in or out doors,no distance limit,just need to be in the Wi-Fi.

High-tech design with built-in sensors
A high-tech design with built-in sensors, you can enjoy the music by just clicking the app in the smartphone.

Multi-zone control
You can group different devices to different zones, each zone can play different songs.

Choose channels
You can choose left channel, right channel and stereo mode on the application, which can make you

Sleep timer
You can set the time on the application to turn off the streaming automatically in case you fall asleep or you only want to listen to music for certain time. This also makes your life more energy-saving.

Alarm clock
Set the alarm to wake up your favorite music or radio station automatically in one room or all rooms.

Firmware upgrade
New features and music services automatically delivered for free. AudioCast application will automatically notify you If there is new firmware with new features and music services. Globally, you can freely upgrade your firmware to the latest version. You only have to click one button, the system will update itself, and you will see on-screen prompts and hear voice prompts.

AudioCast application
The app’s actually your main interface to the AudioCast M5. It handles pretty much everything – from choosing music to updating firmware. AudioCast is an easy-to-use music software. It supports to connect with multiple Wi-Fi speakers and remote control the devices. It can give you complete enjoyment while listening to your favourite music. AudioCast also provides the most powerful playback option, allowing you to synchronically stream the same music or different music from cellphone, NAS, UPNP server and online music services of thousands of online music and radio stations like vTuner, Spotify, Tidal, iHeartRadio and Tunein with awesome sound quality. Users can rename the connected devices based on personal preference.

The app is fairly intuitive and looks reasonably good. Music sources are listed in the panel on the right, including your smartphone, DLNA servers on your network and music services such as Spotify, Pandora and even Tidal. Apple’s AirPlay is also supported by choosing the AudioCast as an AirPlay receiver. The app’s music player looks nice. Playing back music features the song details, with audio controls at the bottom. A spinning record player features cover art and a blurred version of the cover art as a backdrop which looks pretty cool.

You can download Audiocast Android application 1.7.1.160726.bf1159 version free from Google Play Store or iOS 2.8.4222 version from AppStore.

System requirements
AudioCast M5 Wireless Multi-Room Sound Streamer
Active speaker with analog Aux-in or RCA jack
Wireless router
Smartphone, tablet, PC, Mac with AudioCast application installed

How to connect AudioCast for the first time
You will need a Audiocast device, a Android/iOS mobile and the Audiocast APP. AudioCast APP is available at Google Play or App Store by searching for AudioCast. Please note, Audiocast only support 2.4GHz WiFi for first time connection, after first time connection you can change to use 5GHz WiFi.
– Firstly, please use USB cable to connect power adapter and AudioCast Streaming box, and plug the power adapter in socket.
– Connect AudioCast M5 with your stereo speaker using 3.5 jack plug or RCA breakout cable. You just have have to check that your stereo have at least an “Aux In” connection.
– Connect AudioCast M5 to Wi-Fi. Connect your phone or tablet to the same Wi-Fi network as your audio device. The app will remind “searching for WiFi connection” by voice after 10-15 seconds, we will finish the set-up for AudioCast streamer.
– Run AudioCast app. Type the password of your home router, then press the WPS button on AudioCast, waiting for connection.
– Choose the music from your phone, Nas, or online music services. While casting you can continue using your phone to take a phone call, play a game, and even leave the room, all without interrupting what’s playing on the speakers.

AudioCast vs Chromecast

– AudioCast support airplay, Chromecast audio not.
– AudioCast support direct connection between cellphone for set up and streaming. Chromecast audio need internet
– AudioCast real sound quality is much better than Chromecast audio
– AudioCast App is easy for setup and control, such drag and plug for multiroom like SONOS.
– AudioCast support HIFI music streaming services, such Tidal, QOBUZ will come soon.
– AudioCast can stream from cellphome memory, streaming services and NAS, which Chromecast audio can not.
– AudioCast comes with a delicated app design for music playback, you can control music playback easily in one app.

AudioCast M5 Wireless Multi-Room Sound Streamer Specifications
Brand: AudioCast
Model: M5
Audio line-out connections: 3.5’’ standard analog stereo output for connecting to your amplified audio equipment
Power supply: 5V-1A, USB power cable DC in
WPS: WPS button for quick setup
Product finish: Round shape, black and grey plastic material
WiFi: Connects to your home WiFi network with any 802.11b/g/n, 2.4 GHz broadcast-capable router for uninterrupted wireless streaming.
Wifi encryption: WPA and WPA2
SNR: 84dB
Audio sample rates: 24bit, 192KHz
Audio format support: FLAC, WAV, AAC-LC, HE-AAC, MP3, WMA, ALAC, APE
Dynamic Range: 98dB THD+N:-85dB
Operating Temperature: -5C ~ 40C
Streaming Protocol: DLNA, Airplay, Spotify connect, Qplay
Synchronized Audio: Yes
Diameter: 53mm
Height: 19.3mm
Weight: 120gProduct code: ULA170620720 / ULA170511204
EAN: 6970504260016
AudioCast M5 Firmware version:  3.6.4107.0
SSID / Speaker name: AudioCast_7BB0 / AudioCast_D33C

Package content

1 x AudioCast M5 Wireless Multi-Room Sound Streamer
1 x USB power cable
1 x Male Aux input line-in cable
1 x English Quick Start Guide

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