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Cheapest way to wirelessly stream Grooveshark to receiver

Brian1 6,233 1,370 November 27, 2012 at 12:20 AM
I have a Pioneer VSX-1021-k receiver and a Toshiba laptop. I'd like to stream Grooveshark to my receiver, and would like to know if there's a free way to do so.

The receiver is connected to my home network via ethernet.

I have no Apple products, but recently learned that iTunes will stream audio from my laptop to my receiver via Airplay. iTunes is free, but I haven't figured out how to stream Grooveshark through iTunes yet. If I can make this happen, this would be a free solution.

I am also aware of Airfoil, but it costs $25.

Any ideas on how to accomplish this for less than $25?

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I googled this..and you kind of asked this in January already...
http://slickdeals.net/f/3789226-How-to-use-DLNA-technology?v=1
...did you not find your solution?

Does your laptop have bluetooth? your receiver has bluetooth a2dp and that would be the simplest most straightforward way to do it honestly..
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I googled this..and you kind of asked this in January already...
http://slickdeals.net/f/3789226-How-to-use-DLNA-technology?v=1
...did you not find your solution?

Does your laptop have bluetooth? your receiver has bluetooth a2dp and that would be the simplest most straightforward way to do it honestly..
Nope. The laptop doesn't have bluetooth or HDMI.
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It's easy to add bluetooth.
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I've found no good solution to do Grooveshark over DLNA. Not with the hardware you have anyway.

There might be one way of doing this though but I'm going to see if it works out first..

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It's easy to add bluetooth.
Yeah just buy an adapter..they're cheap (just one example...prices and models vary).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6833320057

It would be the most hassle-free way to do it.
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Via DLNA:
http://getjamcast.com/
also http://www.dbpoweramp.com/asset-upnp-dlna.htm
there may be other programs out there that can do this too, but I didn't find them. Of course the low tech solution is to use one of the inputs on the receiver and an audio cable.
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It's easy to add bluetooth.
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I've found no good solution to do Grooveshark over DLNA. Not with the hardware you have anyway.

There might be one way of doing this though but I'm going to see if it works out first..


Yeah just buy an adapter..they're cheap (just one example...prices and models vary).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6833320057

It would be the most hassle-free way to do it.
What about streaming it through iTunes somehow?

Also, which would have better audio quality: using something like Airfoil or a Bluetooth adapter?
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What about streaming it through iTunes somehow?

Also, which would have better audio quality: using something like Airfoil or a Bluetooth adapter?
Something like Airfoil or a DLNA streaming app like jamcast or asset, should yield higher quality sound than bluetooth.

You aren't going to be able to stream it through iTunes, unless you can make iTunes play content from Grooveshark.
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You aren't going to be able to stream it through iTunes, unless you can make iTunes play content from Grooveshark.
That's where I'm at right now. I've found Porthole [getporthole.com] and Musicality [apple.com], but I think Musicality is for Macs only and I have a PC.
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That's where I'm at right now. I've found Porthole [getporthole.com] and Musicality [apple.com], but I think Musicality is for Macs only and I have a PC.
Neither of those would work for you. I think we've already covered the programs that will do this and are worth buying. Bite the bullet and try one.
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