Thursday March 16, 2017 10:12 am
Chromecast Audio allows you to stream music to your speakers, new or old
The future of music is streaming - whether that means streaming from a service like Spotify, Apple Music, or Google Play Music, or streaming your local library throughout your home to various devices in your house. Did you know that you can take any of your old speakers and breath new life into them, allowing them to join in on streaming content from either your local library or the cloud?
All you need is the Google Chromecast Audio and a Wi-Fi network. Simply plug the device into an available speaker through the AUX port, then into USB for power, and your old speakers are now ready for your streaming music. You can send audio from your smartphone, tablet, or computer right over your Wi-Fi network, which provides a much stronger and robust connection than using Bluetooth.
Even better, you control the playback from these devices as well. So, if you want to skip a track, change the playlist, pause the music, or change the volume, just grab your device anywhere you are and control everything with a tap or a click.
One of the best features of the Chromecast Audio is Multi-room. This allows you to use multiple Chromecast Audio devices simultaneously with synchronized music. Just select the devices you want to have playing audio, and you instantly have the same content playing throughout your home, perfectly synched up.
Chromecast Audio supports hundreds of apps, including favorites like Pandora, YouTube Music, along with the aforementioned Spotify, and Google Play Music. You can get the full list of apps over at chromecast.com/apps.
You can pick up the Google Chromecast Audio now at Best Buy for $35.
Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.
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