The Benefits of Multiroom Audio Systems

The multiroom system distributes your favorite music to different speakers throughout the house.

ONIO Interactive
2 min readJul 13, 2023

This is done using what are known as multiroom zones. A zone can be a room or a floor, for example. You can select and control the audio source separately for each zone. The system doesn’t just play music from your personal collection, but also provides access to various streaming services and online radio stations through internet connectivity.

The great thing is that the rooms can be connected to the multiroom system either through wired or wireless connections. The music sources and the rooms to be filled with sound are controlled via a tablet or smartphone using the home’s Wi-Fi network. The individual rooms, known as multiroom zones, can be selected either individually or together. The volume can also be adjusted independently in each room.

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What makes a multiroom system special is its adaptability, allowing you to listen to the same or different music in each room. You can choose to play your current favorite playlist in one room, on a whole floor, or throughout the entire house. For example, you can have a radio station playing in the kitchen while another family member enjoys rock music in the living room. With the push of a button, you can take the music from the living room to another room. The system can be controlled using a universal remote control connected to the TV or via an app on a tablet or smartphone. To ensure quick access, an iPad is usually mounted in a fixed location in the living room using an iPad wall mount.

Typically, various internet-based streaming services are integrated into the multiroom system. The TuneIn service, which provides a worldwide collection of internet radio streams in various genres and languages, is usually included for free.

Existing devices such as CD players, tuners, record players, and other audio playback devices can also be easily connected to the multiroom system. Other possible sources include smartphones and tablets as temporary sources (via Bluetooth, Airplay), streaming services like Spotify or Deezer, USB hard drives and network drives with your own digital music collection. We at Onio Interactive can help you create perfect audio zones in your home.