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How do I use a USB connection to play audio on my Crescendo?

Created: Dec 04 2015 | Updated: Dec 04 2015

Please note, the Crescendo X is not able to stream audio from an iOS device over a wired USB connection. This document relates only to the original Crescendo

Compatible iOS devices, when connected via a USB cable, can send music to your speaker using the USB input. In addition, these devices will charge when attached to the speaker’s USB input. Non-iOS devices, when connected to the USB input, will charge but cannot play audio over this connection, although you may still stream audio from these devices via the speakers Auxiliary and Bluetooth inputs. Many devices, when connected to this speaker, will receive a rapid charge.

  • Set your Crescendo to USB mode. Use the remote to select USB, or repeatedly press the input button on front of the speaker until the front LED turns white.
  • Open your iOS device music application and start playing a song. Within your music application, you may need to select the Crescendo as the playback device.
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