Back Yard BBQ’s Rock With Ultimate Ears Megablast And Blast Portable Speakers

Nothing sets the mood for a good party, campfire or backyard BBQ like some good music. But nobody wants to cram around your phone speaker to hear great tunes. And, we no longer want to use an old radio with the antenna fading in and out. In out neck of the woods (literally), radio signals are a little fuzzy and a good station is hard to fine, so we stream music from our phones. The best way to do that is with a portable speaker like the Ultimate Ears Megablast and Blast portable speakers.

Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST and BLAST portable speakers

Just in time for summer, Ultimate Ears announced new updates for MEGABLAST and BLAST portable speakers to help them get smarter and better over time. New experiences for MEGABLAST and BLAST include:

  • Enhanced controls on the Ultimate Ears app: You can now control volume remotely from the app, which is especially useful if you have your music cranked up loud and want to use Alexa. You can also check battery status in two ways – either through the app, or right from the speaker by pressing the “+/-” volume buttons simultaneously. Starting in May, you can personalize your sound for any artist or music genre with the custom equalizer (EQ).
  • Voice control on Spotify and more (coming soon): Just ask “Alexa, play my Discover Weekly” or any music from Spotify on MEGABLAST and BLAST. Spotify will soon join other Amazon Alexa supported music services such as Amazon Music, Deezer and TuneIn globally; and Pandora, iHeartRadio and SiriusXM in the U.S. — use your voice to control music from these streaming services over Wi-Fi. On Bluetooth, you can enjoy music from any of your favorite music services.
  • A better way to listen with Spotify Connect (coming soon): MEGABLAST and BLAST will be the first Ultimate Ears speakers to integrate Spotify Connect. When on Wi-Fi, open the Spotify app on your phone and play music directly to our speakers (under “Devices Available”) without the need to pair through Bluetooth. Music fans can also stream the highest quality sound possible from Spotify. With Spotify Connect, text message or make calls without interrupting the music and save your phone’s battery.
  • New grouping experience for smart speakers (coming soon): You can group up to eight MEGABLAST and BLAST speakers on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Stereo mode is supported when you connect two MEGABLAST or BLAST speakers. Optimized to take advantage of the speakers’ built-in Wi-Fi capability, you will experience greater range for grouped speakers and improved connection reliability. Grouping is expected to be available later this year.

These portable speakers are great and feature:

Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST and BLAST portable speakers


  • Ultimate Ears most powerful speaker
    With stunning clarity and deep, heart-pounding bass, brings music to life.
  • Hands-free Amazon Alexa built-in
    Ask Alexa to blast tunes, discover new music, crank the volume, find new restaurants.
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capable
    Wi-Fi connection range for the speaker is 330′. Bluetooth range is 150ft.
  • Rechargeable battery
    Enjoy up to 16 hours with a large built-in battery. Play and charge the speaker simultaneously using the optional cradle or included wall charger.

Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST and BLAST portable speakers


  • Blasting 360° intensely rich sound
    With stunning clarity and deep, heart-pounding bass, brings music to life.
  • Water-resistant and dust proof design
    IP67 rated speaker can be immersed in liquid up to 1m for up to 30 minutes.
  • Two 35mm active drivers
    Alongside with two 81mm x 39mm passive radiators provide crisp and clear sound.
  • Multiple microphones
    With beam forming technology and noise cancellation enable a smooth far field voice recognition and control experience.

It will be so much fun to sit around the campfire, this fall, grill some food and s’mores and enjoy some good music that’s loud enough for everyone to hear! Good thing we live in the woods. 😂 🌳

Do you own either the Ultimate Ears Megablast or Blast portable speakers? What are some tips you have for a great outdoor experience or backyard BBQ party?

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