Beep Raises $4 Million to Bring Streaming Music to Traditional Speakers

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The market is slowly becoming saturated with devices that bring music streaming services to speakers that aren’t digitally connected. In the past year I’ve come across Gramofon, Rocki, Prizm, and other devices.

Next up? Beep.

Beep is basically a giant dial that connects to power and to speakers via an audio or optical cable. Once the device is set up via the Beep app it will stream Pandora or Spotify Premium through the connected speakers.

Hypebot reports that Beep has raised $4 million in funding from Garry Tan (Y Combinator), Alexis Ohanian (reddit), Justin Kan (Twitch), Tony Hsieh (Zappos), and David Dolby (Dolby Labs).

In June Beep raised $1.6 million from Doby, VegasTechFund, Fuel Capital, and others.

 

When Nina Ulloa isn’t writing about news and tech for DMN she runs music blog West Coast Fix. Follow her on Twitter: @nine_u

8 Responses

  1. jw

    This is more like it.

    Optical out, 24-bit DAC… if they eventually support Tidal, that could be a serious streaming setup.

    Also, for the footprint/price, those little 2″ AudioEngine speakers are very rad.

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    • shawn

      Hey jw, this is Shawn from Beep. Mind sending me an email? shawn beepdevices com

      Reply
  2. Remi Swierczek

    Give ONE MILLION dollars to make enough noise to convert #Radio & #streaming to $100 BILLION dollar #musicstore. Simple task with happiness to all! Including Google and Spotify MONKS!

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  3. Anonymous

    Guess what happens when the “analog hole” no longer exists? It’s not far away…

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    • jw

      There will always be wired connections for people who don’t buy into the ridiculous notion that digital to analog conversion should take place inside a speaker.

      Also, it’s an optical out, like you find on a lot of Apple devices.

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  4. david mccormick

    useless device in the UK, ONLY WORKS WITH SPOTIFY SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE. Ive been in touch with them regularly having received the device and they have not fulfilled any guarantees to make an app to access local music files on the phone or PC.
    Don’t waste your money!!

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