Why can't I play streaming audio from my phone on the Samsung Radiant360 Bluetooth speaker?

Episode 1242 (1:55:06)

Trisha from La Costa, CA
Samsung Radiant360 R7 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Speaker

Trisha recently bought a Samsung Radiant 360 Speaker, but it apparently has to be controlled by a Samsung app on her smartphone. The problem is that she can't play the streaming audio from a separate app she likes. Leo says that is weird. Most speakers pair directly to the phone via Bluetooth, and anything that she could play on her phone could go through the speaker. The app seems to be designed to control multiple speakers in different rooms.

What Trisha really wants is a good wireless speaker for her phone. They range from $30-300. Leo advises returning that speaker and get one that works better for Trisha's needs.