Google’s massively popular Chromecast, a device that plugs into your TV allowing you to stream media from your phone, tablet or laptop, this week announced an update as well as a new device. The update adds some nice features but what’s really catching peoples attention is the new Google Chromecast Audio.
Using Google’s Chromecast Audio you can now transform useless speakers and old, unused audio equipment into a catalyst for all your favourite streaming services, playlists and more without a wired connection from your device.
With new Google Chromecast Audio you’ll be able to plug into a stereo or speakers using a 3.5mm auxiliary cable (RCA and Optical cables available seperately) and wirelessly play music from your device or computer. Google’s Chromecast devices connect via wi-fi enabling any other device connected to that wi-fi to sync up with it.
Amongst the music player apps available to use on Google Chromecast Audio are Google Play Music (of course), Spotify, Deezer and more. Google say they are “constantly adding new apps, so there’s no end to the music, radio stations and podcasts that you can enjoy.”
One of the major appeals to Google Chromecast since it’s launch has been it’s reasonable price especially compared to rival products or alternative means of accessing the content, such as Smart TVs.
For just $35/£30 you can get Chromecast Audio or it’s visual predecessor from Google’s website here: google.com/chromecast