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Wireless Tour Guide: 4 Travel & Tourism Customers Using AudioFetch

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A wireless tour guide system allows the tour guide to broadcast their voice to the tour group wirelessly. Older systems typically contain a tour headset and several individual devices for each tour group member.  The guide speaks into the headset, which then transmits audio to the devices so that everyone in the group can hear. 

Newer, more modern systems like AudioFetch allow tour group members to listen via their smartphones and personal headphones. This option is more convenient, more affordable, and more hygienic, a benefit that is extremely important in today’s environment.  

Following are four companies that are using AudioFetch as a wireless tour guide system:

Tallink Ferry Company

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Source: Tallink Facebook Page

Tallink Ferry Company is the leading provider of high-quality mini-cruise and passenger transport services in the northern Baltic Sea region. Routes for Tallink are between Estonia and Finland, Estonia and Sweden, Finland and Sweden, and Latvia and Sweden. 

Tallink is using AudioFetch to allow passengers to listen to music while aboard their ships. We know that all passengers are enjoying the entertainment option now available, and look forward to traveling to Estonia for our own sea-faring expedition! 

US Playing Card Company

You may not know it, but you’re surely familiar with the US Playing Card Company (USPC). In fact, you probably grew up on their brands and have some of their products in your house right now. USPC has been designing and manufacturing quality playing cards since 1867 under the brands Bicycle®, Bee®, Tally-Ho®, Aviator®, Streamline®, Maverick®, Po-Ke-No®, Kem®, and Hoyle®. 

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Source: USPC website

USPC has recently begun using the AudioFetch Express tour application for training purposes, and the feedback has been outstanding. USPC’s Scott M. said, “We used the tour pack and it made a world of difference on the training session. Thank you!!” (That’s with two, count ‘em, two exclamation points!!)

It’s an honor to work with USPC and from everyone at AudioFetch, we want to thank you for bringing a fun and competitive element to all of our family and friend gatherings! Now, who’s up for some Euchre?!

The Center for Mindful Living

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Source: The Center for Mindful Living Facebook Page

The Center for Mindful Living is a group of independent practicing professionals who believe in the transformative power of mindfulness and creativity. These professionals come together in the middle of Omaha to create an Urban Sanctuary, offering traditional psychotherapy, creative art therapies, somatic education, workshops, classes, study groups, and a variety of contemplative practices that help to develop and deepen mindfulness skills. 

These have always been important skills to hone. But after the last two years, we’re all recognizing the importance of practicing self-reflection and self-care to cultivate whole health, including both body and mind. We’re so pleased to work with such an honorable organization.

Mysteries of Hawaii

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Source: Mysteries of Hawaii Facebook page

Mysteries of Hawaii offers ghost tour experiences on Ohau. Lopaka Kapanui (a.k.a., “The Ghose Guy”) is the tour guide, a native Hawaiian storyteller, author, actor, kumu hula, cultural practitioner, and former wrestler. He leads guests into some of the darkest and spookiest places on the island of Oahu, providing knowledge of not only the paranormal but also the history and legends of Oahu and Hawaii. 

Mysteries of Hawaii is using AudioFetch during their various walking tours, including Urban Legends & Ghost Tours, Waikiki Night Marchers  Tour, Ghosts of Old Honolulu Tour, Waikiki Sacred Sands Tour, and Haunted Honolulu Ghost Tour. 

Estonia, Oahu – our wanderlust is surging just thinking of all the fantastic customers and locations we need to visit! How do we choose which to travel to first?! 

If you’re looking for an effective and cost-efficient tour guide audio system, AudioFetch is the ideal solution! Contact us by calling 844-HI-FETCH or scheduling an appointment to discuss your travel and tour application and get a quote. 

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How Schools Can Use Audio Over WiFi for Assistive Listening & Translation

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Being able to hear properly is essential in every child’s development of speech, language, and social skills. For students with mild hearing impairments, sitting near the front of the classroom may be enough to help them fully hear the teacher or instructional material. However, this may not be enough for students with more severe hearing loss. 

According to the National Deaf Center, “Relying on amplification devices or residual hearing alone may not be enough to access communication, especially in difficult listening situations (e.g., significant background noise, a room that is not designed for ideal acoustics, group discussions, or listening at a distance).” In these situations, assistive listening devices (ALDs) can provide the support students need to help them learn, grow and thrive.

There are numerous questions surrounding ALDs and how different types of schools use them. We’ve gathered the top questions and provided answers to help you better understand how schools can provide assistive listening and even translation solutions to their students.  

What is an FM system in a classroom?

An FM system used in a classroom can help students by: 1. Amplifying the teacher’s voice, regardless of how close they are to the student; 2. Allowing the student to hear their own voice better, and not speak at a louder volume; and 3. Allowing the student to turn off their hearing aid so they can concentrate on the teacher and not other background sounds.

Why is Audio Over WiFi better than an FM system in a classroom?

While FM systems have traditionally been used in classrooms due to their flexibility and affordability, many schools are turning to a more modern solution–audio over WiFi streaming. Audio over WiFi streaming allows teachers to broadcast their voice to students through their smartphones or tablets. Students can then hear the lesson in real-time through their headphones or Bluetooth-connected hearing aids. 

For colleges and universities, this solution is ideal because it’s BOYD and we all know college students never leave home without their precious phones! Students simply download the free app and can start listening immediately, even in cavernous lecture halls or theaters. 

For grade schools, many are providing Chromebooks or other tablets to each student to use throughout the school year. The app can be pre-downloaded to all devices, and students can choose to use it discreetly if they want and need it.

How can grade schools use Audio Over WiFi for assistive listening?

Grade schools use audio over WiFi as a flexible, affordable, and modern assistive listening system. The schools pre-load the audio streaming app on all school-provided tablets and then use the wireless distribution device to broadcast the teacher’s voice, a video lesson or film, audio from a computer program or any other audio source. Students with hearing impairments or those that simply need a little more focus can choose to listen via the app.

How can colleges and universities use Audio Over WiFi for assistive listening?

Colleges and universities use audio over WiFi to provide accessibility options for hearing impaired individuals in lecture halls, theaters, classrooms, and throughout other campus buildings. These higher education institutions encourage students to download the free audio streaming app on their own personal devices. Students can then choose to listen–discreetly–to the professor or any other speaker. Even if they’re seated way in the back of the hall, they’ll be able to hear like they’re sitting in the front row.  

Can students use their cell phones for assistive listening?

Students can use their cell phones for assistive listening when a school is using a wireless audio streaming solution. This is typically not a problem in colleges and universities, where students are permitted to bring their phones (or, at least, can’t be prevented from bringing them!). 

In grade schools, where students are not allowed to carry their phones (or, at least, strongly discouraged!), tablets are being used instead. Many elementary, middle, and high schools now provide tablets to each student to use throughout the school year. The audio over WiFi streaming app can be pre-loaded on these tablets, thus converting them into assistive listening devices for the classroom.

How can schools use translation devices in the classroom?

Schools are leveraging audio over WiFi to stream live translation, in addition to using it for assistive listening. Foreign exchange students and other non-native speakers can tune in to the translation feed using their smartphone or tablet, and clearly hear the instruction or lecture in their own language. This ensures that no one falls behind in their studies because of a language gap.

If you’d like to learn more about using translation devices or assistive listening devices in your school, reach out to us today. We’ll answer all of your questions and can even provide a free demo so you can test the system in your classroom. Give us a call at 1-844-443-3824, drop us a line, or schedule an appointment.

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Sports Bars Leveraging Audio Streaming Tech to Attract New Customers

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The 2020-2021 Triple Whammy–COVID restrictions, supply chain issues, and labor shortages–have hit restaurants and sports bars harder than most industries. And while a recovery is happening slowly (total spending at quick- and full-service restaurants is up 7% compared to 2019, according to Rewards Network) these hospitality businesses are still challenged to drive sales and adhere to any lingering restrictions, both regulated by local governments and strongly encouraged by local customers. 

To address these restrictions, create unique experiences that attract new customers, and help stand out from other local businesses, sports bars and restaurants are leveraging AudioFetch’s next-generation audio over WiFi technology. 

AudioFetch provides an innovative and safe way for customers to listen to muted TVs in the bar. The sports bar sound system allows bar owners to broadcast audio from any and all muted TVs to their customers’ smartphones. Customers can then listen through the free AudioFetch app from anywhere in the bar or restaurant, on the patio, in the parking lot, or even the restroom (hey, some folks don’t want to miss a second of the game!). 

Meeting regulations and creating a safer environment

Staying up-to-date on the constantly changing rules and regulations has certainly been a challenge. They can flip-flop seemingly overnight and restaurants have had to remain agile to ensure they adhere. Not to mention the wavering fears and comfort levels of customers, which can swing widely by the week and result in disruptions and lost revenue as businesses try to adapt.

AudioFetch has evolved with sports bars as they moved from outdoor-only seating and parking lot “tailgate parties” last spring and summer, to half capacity with at least six feet of space between tables over the winter, to full capacity with no-standing-at-the-bar rules over the past few months. The audio streaming technology allows customers to maintain the proper distance between people and tables without needing to blast the TV volume. 

So no matter what the current regulations are, even when they finally get to that “normal” we all keep dreaming about, AudioFetch supports the needs of both the business and its customers.

Airing multiple games for diverse audiences

It’s rare for a sports bar to air the same game on all of their screens. Oftentimes it’s a few different games all taking place at the same time, and for the larger establishments, it might even be several different sports or events throughout the building. To appeal to the widest audience and create a welcoming environment for everyone, even the non-sports fans, all of the TVs must be muted.

Some sports bars provide tabletop speakers so separate tables can tune in to a single TV. This solution is okay when your building has the right acoustics and your customers are on the friendlier, more considerate side. Yet, even in these situations, it can become very loud with competing audio on a table-by-table basis.

AudioFetch provides a more accommodating solution. Each individual sports fan selects the game/TV they want to hear and listens through their own smartphone and headphones. So even if a single table is divided on which game/TV to watch, they have options to make the experience their own or flip around to different channels as desired.

Note: AudioFetch can also be used with tabletop speakers if that’s the preferred method for the business. Simply connect a single phone to the speaker via Bluetooth, use an attachable sound amplifier, or even place the phone in a glass or bowl to increase the volume for the entire table. 

Two innovative sports bars get in on the audio streaming action 

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Image Source: The Canadian Brewhouse Facebook Page

The Canadian Brewhouse is piloting the installation of AudioFetch at their Edmonton location to allow customers to hear the various games and live broadcasts. The Canadian Brewhouse has 40 locations across Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan, opening four new locations in 2021. 

As the Consumer Choice for Best Sports Bar and Best Pub the last five consecutive years, The Canadian Brewhouse prides itself on creating an exciting customer experience, and we know that AudioFetch will be another element that contributes to their high-quality environment and stellar customer satisfaction. We look forward to working with The CBH to bring game day entertainment to all of their locations and customers. 

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Glory Days Grill, a sports-themed family-friendly American grill and bar, is also launching AudioFetch at a single location, with plans to roll out to more locations in the future. Glory Days Grill also has 40 locations spread throughout Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

Since their first opening in 1996, Glory Days’ goal was to be a neighborhood gathering place that brought friends and family together for award-winning food and entertainment that appeals to all ages. With hundreds of local and national “Best” awards and recognitions and the drive to bring new features and services like AudioFetch to their customers, it’s clear to see they’ve not only achieved this goal but plan to exceed it tenfold! 

AudioFetch is becoming an integral part of sports bars’ COVID recovery plan. If you’d like to learn more about the wireless audio streaming solution and how it can benefit your hospitality business, connect with us today. Give us a call at 1-844-443-3824, drop us a line, or schedule an appointment.

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Why Customers are Upgrading to AudioFetch from Tunity

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Is Tunity hitting a sour note with your customers? 

We often hear from sports bars, gyms, universities, casinos and other businesses that are encouraging their customers to use Tunity’s app to hear muted TVs, but are dissatisfied with the option. As social distancing mandates continue and accessibility becomes a higher priority, we’re working with more and more businesses that need to upgrade their audio over WiFi streaming offering to AudioFetch.

Below are some of the reasons customers turn to AudioFetch when looking for a Tunity app alternative:

Works with Streaming Services

AudioFetch allows listeners to hear any program that’s playing on any TV. That could be a program streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Apple+, Amazon Prime Video, HBOMax, or any other streaming service. Tunity only allows listeners to hear audio from media broadcasts on major national networks only. Most local news and local programming don’t work either.

Works with DVDs and Blue-Rays

When we mentioned any program playing on any TV, that also includes DVDs, Blue-Ray discs, and downloaded digital copies of movies. Heck, it even includes VHS tapes and laserdiscs, if you’ve still got the working players laying around! 

No Annoying Commercials

One of the biggest complaints we hear is that the audio ads are incessant, and the only way to get around them is to pay for a premium service. According to one recent review

“I timed it on Saturday during the gator game and it cut off the game sound every 10 mins to watch some stupid irrelevant commercial. Why every 10 minutes? And why not make it during a tv timeout commercial. I was literally cut off 19 times during the game to the annoying ‘bring the app upfront to watch a commercial.’ Way too many commercials for sporting events.”

This is a complaint from a listener, but business owners also lament this feature because they’re essentially letting other businesses advertise directly to their customers! Without getting a dime in return! And what happens if the ad is for a competing business? Now that’s a conflict of interest if I’ve ever heard one!

AudioFetch does not include a single ad in the audio stream, and listeners will never have to pay a cent to use the app. The only “ads” that are allowed in the AudioFetch app are placed there by the business owner, and our customers typically use this space to advertise their own specials and events. 

Low Latency and Near Perfect Auto Syncing

Perhaps tied for the biggest complaint is the audio delay/syncing issue. Customers complain that the audio often gets out of alignment with the TV programming. The company has provided a solution for this with “Fine Tune Audio Sync” buttons within the app, which allow customers to fast forward or rewind to sync the audio themselves. Yet, the frequent ads cause the audio to get out of whack, which means customers are forced to fine-tune every ten minutes or so. Not fun when you’re trying to enjoy a game at the bar, and not safe if you’re running on a treadmill at the gym!

AudioFetch has a distributed processing platform that scales with the number of channels to ensure the lowest latency possible. The techniques employed in the development of the mobile AudioFetch App also ensure minimal latency. 

Doesn’t Drain Battery Life

The Tunity app uses GPS on your device to scan for channels in the area and local time. This frequent GPS usage can result in rapid battery drain if channels are scanned too often. Another battery-draining feature is the aforementioned commercials. Some listeners have complained that their phones die before the end of games because of this drain.

AudioFetch works by connecting to the local WiFi network once, and then you manually select which TV/channel to listen to. No battery-sucking features required. 

Attentive, Expert Support

We stand behind the AudioFetch products and service and are happy to help you through any technical or logistical challenges you may encounter. AudioFetch won’t connect to WiFi? We help with that! Less tech-savvy customers can’t figure out how to download the app? We got you covered. No issue is too big or too small. 

Should you encounter any issues and need support, you will engage with a person well-versed in all aspects of AudioFetch by calling us at 1-844-443-3824, scheduling an appointment or contacting us. You can also visit our Frequently Asked Questions section to find out more about common questions about our products and services. 

In the immortal words of Mr. Kurt Vonnegut: “In this world, you get what you pay for.” (He used it in a slightly different context, but knowing his futuristic and sci-fi slant, we think he’d approve of the connection to next-gen tech that would have been mind-blowing in his heyday!). And when you don’t pay a cent for something, you can typically expect that same low-price-point level of service.

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Ready to upgrade to AudioFetch today? We’re offering businesses 20% off their order when they switch from Tunity, now through October 31, 2021. So don’t wait another minute to provide a better experience for your customers–order your AudioFetch today by calling 844-HI-FETCH or dropping us a line here.

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Using AudioFetch as an Educational Sound System

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We understand and support higher education and the importance of accessibility through audio streaming for classrooms, especially in these current times.  This is exactly why we want to highlight a few of our customers using our product for their educational sound system.

Classroom Audio Systems

With our AudioFetch Express and AudioFetch Signature series, you can stream audio over WiFi to classrooms and/or lecture halls for those with hearing impairments, to provide live translation, and to safely maintain social distancing. We’re proud to support numerous educational institutions, from pre-K to university level and everything in between, to continue shaping the minds that will one day run our world. 

Check out these three customers using AudioFetch as an educational sound system:

Northwood Technical College

One of our customers is hailing out of the Northwest region in Wisconsin — Northwood Technical College. With a mission of learning first and a vision to innovate, we know our portable FetchExpress is being put to use in great hands. 

Cal Poly State University

Another great customer of ours has 27 years of educating great minds and advocating for student diversity in central California. California Polytechnical State University is also using our FetchExpress to stream lectures in classrooms and halls.  

Forrest City School District

Lastly, we have our friends at Forrest City School District out of Arkansas. Forrest City is using our AudioFetch Signature. With an entire school district that trusts our product, we certainly appreciate the responsibility and confidence.

A No Brainer Option for Educational Facilities

With the variety of audio streaming for classrooms that we offer, we are confident we can help your classrooms.  Please feel free to contact us so we can help you in your next steps simplifying audio over WiFi options. Give us a call 1-844-443-3824, drop us a line, or schedule an appointment.

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How to Hear The Game at a Crowded Bar This Football Season

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Today is the first day of the NFL season, and we couldn’t be more excited! We’re looking forward to cheering on our favorite team (Go Broncos!) at some local sports bars (like Hogfish Seafood & Smokehouse in Loveland, CO!), and know many other fans are gearing up to do the same. 

While things aren’t quite back to normal in most areas, we’re hearing from our hospitality customers across the United States and Canada that things are picking back up, and they expect packed houses during game days. If you’re a football fan that plans to hit up your local pub to catch the game, you might have some questions about how you can tune in to your team and have a better experience overall. 

We’ve gathered answers to some of the most common questions we get about sports bar sound systems and using the AudioFetch app to hear muted TVs:

How do I listen to TV at a bar?

Bars that use AudioFetch allow you to listen to TVs through your personal smartphone or tablet. You download the free AudioFetch app, connect to the local WiFi, choose which TV you want to hear and start listening immediately. You can switch the channel to hear the game or program playing on another TV at any time.   

Can I hear my TV through my phone?

AudioFetch allows you to hear TV through your phone using the free AudioFetch app. When used as a bar audio solution, AudioFetch can accommodate 16 audio inputs with a single unit, or up to 512 by using additional units. That means you choose to listen to one of 512 TVs with the swipe of a thumb (how many TVs does your local sports bar have?!). 

How do I listen to a muted TV?

AudioFetch technology allows you to listen to muted TVs using only your smartphone and headphones. It doesn’t matter where you are in relation to the TV–right next to it, on the patio, even in the bathroom–as long as you’re connected to the local wireless network, you can listen via the free AudioFetch app. 

How can I hear TV without disturbing others?

AudioFetch wireless audio streaming allows you to listen to the TV at any volume through headphones connected to your phone. 

This means someone at a sports bar can hear commentary on the Lumberjack World Championships playing on a single TV tucked in the corner, while the rest of the bar watches football! It also works great in fitness centers, waiting rooms, airports and even your home–allowing anyone to hear TV without distracting others or getting distracted themselves.

Does AudioFetch work with streaming services?

Yes! AudioFetch allows listeners to hear any program that’s playing on any TV. Unlike Tunity, which only allows you to pick up audio from media broadcasts, AudioFetch can be used with Netflix, Hulu, AppleTV, Amazon Prime Video, or any other streaming service.

If you’re looking for a local spot to catch the game with AudioFetch, check out a map of our customers and look for the knife and spoon icon.

If your favorite spot doesn’t offer AudioFetch, let us know. We’ll reach out and see if we can work with them to bring AudioFetch to you.

And finally, if you’re a sports bar that would like to add AudioFetch for the busy football season, get a hold of us today. Shipping and installation is quick, and we can have you up and running well before Tom Brady secures the all-time yardage record! Give us a call 1-844-443-3824, drop us a line, or schedule an appointment.

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AudioFetch Continues Global Expansion with New Customers in 12 Countries

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Leading Audio Over WiFi Technology is Now Available at More Locations in the United Kingdom, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Czech Republic and More

AudioFetch, a leader in audio over WiFi technology for audio entertainment, hearing assistance and translation services, has begun working with new customers in 12 more countries over the past 6 months..

“We started AudioFetch with one goal in mind — to help people hear better,” said Tim DePumpo, CEO of AudioFetch. “It is a simple goal that can have a big impact in people’s lives and the community, and we’re proud to be offering this assistance to more locations across the world every day.” 

The new customers are from a variety of industries–open air concerts, drive-in theaters, luxury resorts, touring farms, churches, fitness centers and audio-visual dealers–showcasing the flexible and diverse appeal of AudioFetch solutions. A few of the new AudioFetch customers include:

  • Clearasound – Thornleigh, New South Wales 
  • Digital Arts Resource Centre – Ottawa, Canada
  • Equinox – Vancouver, Canada
  • Truth Church – Calgary, Canada
  • Ville De Sainte-Catherine – Quebec City, Canada
  • Apostolska cirkev – Brno, Czech Republic
  • Loe Studios – Marl, Germany
  • Hidden Jams – Turin, Italy
  • Sics System AS – Kristiansand, Norway
  • Enigma Virtual / Gema Digital – Porto, Portugal
  • Fit4Life – Barcelona, Spain
  • Viking Sat Satsonic – Ostersund, Sweden
  • Popup Cinema Hire – Derby, UK
  • The Bell Inn – Bath, UK
  • Langridge Court Farm – Bath, UK

Today, AudioFetch customers can be found in more than 23 countries around the world at fitness centers, houses of worship, museums, farms, drive-in movie theaters, amusement parks, warehouses, hospitals, airports, universities and K-12 schools, sports bars, railroad tours, casinos and resorts, apartment complexes, country clubs, retirement communities and many more. The flexibility, efficiency and affordability of AudioFetch wireless streaming devices make them an ideal solution for any type of business wanting to give their guests a better experience. 

“The technology is so versatile and universally-applicable, we often have customers coming to us with applications we hadn’t even thought of, but that are a perfect fit,” DePumpo added. “It’s exciting to help these new businesses solve their problems, and work with them to create a more unique, enjoyable and welcoming environment.“

If you’d like to offer hearing assistance, audio entertainment or live translations services at your establishment, we’re here to help! Call us at 844-HI-FETCH or schedule an appointment at your convenience.

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FAQs About Home Audio Streaming Devices

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It’s hard to believe that we released AudioFetch Home, our home audio solution, nearly one year ago! Time really flies when you’re making up for lost fun! 

We introduced AudioFetch Home in October 2020 to address a real need we saw in the market. With more people forced to stay home in quarantine, many families found it challenging to maintain a peaceful and enjoyable environment. Drawing on the same technology we’ve used for the last two decades for our commercial products, AudioFetch Home helps families, couples and seniors hear better in their house, reduces distractions and creates a more high-tech environment. 

There’s been some fantastic interest in AudioFetch Home over the past year. Customers have used it in their home gyms, for backyard movie nights and for hearing assistance. We’ve even had customers purchase our commercial wireless audio streaming solutions after having such a positive experience with Home. 

We’ve also fielded some fantastic questions about home audio solutions and audio over WiFi technology. We wanted to share answers to some of the most common questions we get asked, in case you’re wondering the same thing.

Top FAQs about Home Audio Streaming

How does home audio over WiFi work?

Audio over WiFi delivers high-quality audio content without requiring hard wiring. Audio over WiFi  systems include an audio transmitter, an audio receiver and an audio playback device. In the case of AudioFetch, the transmitter is the AudioFetch Home (or Express or Signature products for commercial use), and both the receiver and playback devices are a smartphone, making it a much simpler and more affordable solution. 

Can I hear my TV through my phone?

AudioFetch works by streaming TV audio to your smartphone or tablet through the free AudioFetch app. And it’s not just cable programs that you can hear; anything you watch on your TV, whether that’s through Netflix, Hulu, Roku, Apple TV, YouTube or DVDs, will work when using the AudioFetch Home device.

How can I watch TV without disturbing others?

AudioFetch Home allows you to listen to the TV audio via your smartphone, tablet or bluetooth connected hearing aid. The TV volume can be low or even zero for anyone else in the room, but you can hear the audio crystal clear through the AudioFetch app. You can adjust the volume as needed through the app or your device, and this won’t change the sound for others. 

Why would you want to watch TV without disturbing others? There are numerous reasons: 
– If you have a hearing impairment and need the volume much higher than others
– If you want to watch TV in bed without waking your partner
– If have an open-concept living space like a loft or warehouse, where any sound carries throughout 
– If you want to hear the TV while working out on a treadmill or other noisy machine

How can I improve the sound of my TV for the hard of hearing?

AudioFetch Home acts as a TV sound amplifier by streaming the TV audio to smartphones via the AudioFetch app. All you have to do is plug AudioFetch Home into your TV, connect your phone to the Home wireless network, and download the AudioFetch app. That’s it! You can start listening immediately using headphones or connecting to your hearing aid with bluetooth.

Read “AudioFetch Home: The Next-Gen TV Ears Alternative” for more information.

How can I hear better without using a hearing aid?

AudioFetch allows you to stream audio over WiFi to your smartphone or tablet. Instead of using a hearing aid, or another type of hearing device, you simply listen via the free AudioFetch app using headphones or earbuds. Whether you’re in your home or at a public venue like a theater, house of worship or fitness center, it’s the simplest, most efficient, most discreet (and most sanitary) way to hear better without using a hearing aid.

Read “How to Hear the TV Better Without Needing a Hearing Aid” blog post for more information.

Do hearing aids work with AudioFetch Home?

Yes! If you use a hearing aid, AudioFetch easily pairs with your device via bluetooth, a feature supported by most of the major hearing aid manufacturers, including Oticon, Phonak, GN ReSound, Widex, etc.

How to hear the TV when on the treadmill?

Many people complain that to hear the TV while using a treadmill requires the TV volume to be 100%, and sometimes they still can’t hear it. That’s not ideal for your TV speakers and for others living in the same house (maybe even for the neighbors, too!). A wireless audio streaming solution like AudioFetch Home allows you to hear the TV in your home gym without blasting the volume. 

Read “How to Set Up a Home Gym Sound System with AudioFetch Home” blog for more information.

Ready to order an audio streaming solution for your home? Purchase AudioFetch Home online today. Have more questions? Check out our full wireless audio streaming FAQ or contact us by calling 888-HI-FETCH or scheduling an appointment

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Hidden Jams Creates Unique Silent Concert Experience with AudioFetch

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We’re continually blown away by the creativity of our customers, and the clever ways they come up with to bring communities together with AudioFetch. A recent application by an Italian organization was so clever, we just had to share it!

Unsurpassed Music in Unconventional Locations

Hidden Jams is a one-of-a-kind project focused on creating unique musical experiences to showcase, celebrate and promote the excellence of the Bel Pease (i.e., the beautiful country of Italy). According to their Instagram account, “Hidden Jams takes music everywhere encapsulating the most special moments and the essence of those places in high-quality video, whether it’s a village that smells of history, a breathtaking landscape or the top of a mountain.”

Silent Concert in the Open Air

The Turin-based organization has recently launched a silent concert series and hosted their first open-air event earlier this month on a quiet plot at Cascina Mallona in Savigliano. With a tree-speckled vista and hip camper van as a backdrop, a lone musician played to an intimate group of attendees listening via the AudioFetch app on their smartphones. 

To any onlookers not listening with AudioFetch, it might seem as if the musician was just miming the performance. But for those streaming with AudioFetch, they were able to experience the music as if they were attending a personal concert.  

Simple Setup and Intuitive App

Within just a few short weeks after receiving their AudioFetch, Hidden Jams was already making use of the audio over WiFi streaming device for this first event. The organization used this event as a pilot to test the system and work out any logistical aspects, and based on their feedback  (“It was a success!” said Alice F of Hidden Jams), they’re looking forward to more silent concerts in the near future. 

Check out a couple of photos from the picturesque event and follow Hidden Jams on Instagram for more photos and videos.

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Interested in hosting your own silent concert series? Have another clever way to use AudioFetch and want to discuss the details? We’d love to chat with you! Contact us by calling 888-HI-FETCH or scheduling an appointment to discuss your idea.

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World Lutheran Deaf Outreach Ministry Provides Hearing Assistance with AudioFetch

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We’re proud to work with businesses and organizations that help to bring communities together and raise awareness about hearing health around the world. We wanted to highlight a commendable organization that we’ve recently had the pleasure of working with to provide an assistive listening solution–World Lutheran Deaf Outreach Ministry.

Meet World Lutheran Deaf Outreach Ministry

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World Lutheran Deaf Outreach Ministry (WLDO) seeks to connect with the 98% of deaf and hard of hearing individuals who do not attend church because of hearing concerns. Various factors–sentence structure, passive voice, inefficient hearing assistance devices–have historically made attending services a challenge, but WLDO is changing that! Through resources, training, worship, and small group study, WLDO is helping deaf and hard of hearing people come together where they previously couldn’t. 

WLDO has deaf ministries in locations around the country, including Emmanuel Lutheran Church of the Deaf in Milwaukee, WI, Our Savior Deaf Lutheran Church in Madison, WI, Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Delavan, WI, Life in Christ Church in Peoria, AZ, Trinity Lutheran Church in Litchfield Park, AZ, Holy-Three-In-One Lutheran Deaf Church in Houston, TX, and St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson, MS. 

How WLDO Discovered AudioFetch for Assistive Listening

We were introduced to WLDO through a customer that had previously purchased our home audio streaming solution, AudioFetch Home. “My hearing is significantly impaired (60% loss) and I really can’t understand TV programs,” says Galen Stanely, who purchased AudioFetch Home in November 2020. “With AudioFetch Home streaming to my Bluetooth hearing aids via my iPhone, the audio is crystal clear. I use it every day.” 

After having such a positive experience with Home, Galen recommended AudioFetch to his pastor. “Our WLDO pastor ministers full time to hearing impaired and deaf people in our area and all across the US,” Galen added. “He uses the highly mobile AudioFetch Express for both worship and small group study while visiting many churches and congregations.”

The Most Affordable Assistive Listening Solution for Churches

Houses of worship around the world use AudioFetch Express as simple, affordable, and flexible assistive listening devices for churches, as well as to provide real-time translation services. AudioFetch eliminates the need for maintenance-intensive and unhygienic assistive listening devices or expensive and complex hearing loop systems. It’s simple to install and easy for listeners to use via the free AudioFetch app on their smartphone or tablet. 

If you’re looking for an effective and cost-efficient way to provide accessibility for your hearing-impaired members, AudioFetch is the ideal solution! Contact us by calling 844-HI-FETCH or scheduling an appointment to discuss your house of worship application and free get a quote.