Check out the newest way to listen to your favorite streaming music – with the Google Chromecast Audio. We received 2 of them in exchange for a review. Here’s what we think:
We were early adopters of the Google Chromecast when it first came out. We love the ease of being able to “fling” what we were watching on our tablets up onto the TV. It especially came in handy when we put a TV outside on our patio and we could watch what we were streaming very easily outside.
Of course I was intrigued with the Google Chromecast Audio as well when it was announced. Being able to stream music throughout the house, and not just on one little speaker was very appealing to me. So we took them out of the box and tried all the features out for you. Let’s see how they worked:
Google Chromecast Audio Features
One of the biggest features I liked was that the Google Chromecast Audio gives me the ability to play music on your speakers, new or old, wirelessly from your phone, laptop or tablet.
Feature: Listen to your favorite tunes on your speakers
Chromecast Audio can play on any speaker in the house. We don’t have any older speakers, but we have a soundbar for our TV in the living room. It paired up easily and by using my phone, I can play, pause, or change the volume from anywhere in the house.
Feature: Crystal clear sound, powered by the cloud
Chromecast Audio to streams music over Wi-Fi instead of Bluetooth (like many other wireless speakers). The biggest advantage to this is a higher sound quality. And while streaming over your phone, you can still text or call without interrupting what’s playing or draining your battery.
Feature: Enjoy hundreds of your favorite audio apps
Chromecast Audio is compatible with apps like Pandora, Spotify, YouTube Music, and Google Play Music. My kids are HUGE Spotify users, so they were happy to hear this.
Feature: Play music everywhere with Multi-room
My favorite thing to do is have music playing while I am cooking or doing stuff around the house. I love that I can fill every room in the house with synchronous music. It was easy to group the Chromecast Audio devices together so you can listen to the same song on multiple speakers.
Is Google Chromecast Audio Easy to Set Up & Use?
I like new gadgets but let’s be honest, if they are hard to use, they will sit there collecting dust. I was very surprised at how easy it was to connect Chromecast Audio to both my soundbar and my Bose speakers. You simply plug the device in, download the Google Home app and follow the steps to set it up. Once connected, you simply press the “Cast” button in the music app you have open. Easy.
And it is compatible with both Android and Apple products. I can see us getting a lot of use out of the Google Chromecast Audio.
Disclosure: 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.