Google Chromecast Audio: Stream To Your Speakers

Posted on 04 August 2017 Tags: Entertainment, Home Entertainment Gadgets

The success of the Google Chromecast gave the tech giant the license (not that they needed one) to set their eyes towards audio streaming. With the introduction of the Chromecast Audio, Google has exceeded expectations once again by developing a product that has made audio streaming easier than it ever was.

The Chromecast Audio aims to bring wireless streaming to your speakers. It functions on the same principle as the Chromecast, except that is exclusively used for audio devices. It is the size of a small disk, which incorporates two hard-wired connections; a microUSB port, which is used solely as a connection to the power source, and a 3.5mm optical output. However, a major difference between the Chromecast and the Chromecast Audio is the absence of an HDMI port in the latter, which plays an essential role in the former.

It functions exactly like its predecessor – by connecting to your WiFi connection and streaming audio over the network, which your speakers can then play. This means that you have the ability to bring music to an offline device (speakers, amplifiers, soundbars, etc) with the help of your computer or your smartphone, provided you have a Cast compatible app. You can find a variety of different applications that you can subscribe to for free such as Spotify, TuneIn Radio and Google Play Music.
Moreover, the Chromecast Audio does not change the quality of the sound produced by your speakers or headphones.

The product is just another example of how we live in a wireless world. Subtle benefits of the device include improved battery life and the ability to move around with your phone or your notebook. This $35 dongle has a portable design. You can carry it in your pocket. And at such a low price, it is an accessory you should have, just for sake of having it.

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