Google Chromecast Audio (Black)

Google Chromecast Audio (Black)

Google Chromecast Audio (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Wirelessly Stream Music
  • Dual-Band 802.11ac Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Control from Portable Devices
  • 3.5mm Digital/Analog Audio Output
  • Includes a 3.5mm Audio Cable
  • Multi-Platform Support
  • Compact Circular Design
  • Works with Google Assistant
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Google Chromecast Audio overview

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The Google Chromecast Audio in black allows you to intuitively and wirelessly stream music from your portable device directly to your speaker system. This device has an integrated 3.5mm interface that supports analog and digital connections and it conveniently connects to your home network via dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi. In addition to supporting Android and iOS smart devices via the free Chromecast app, the Chromecast Audio supports Mac and Windows operating systems via the Google Chrome browser. At 2.0" in diameter, the Google Chromecast Audio offers easy portability. A 3.5mm cable is included for streamlined installation.

Your Phone is Your Remote
Just tap the Cast button in mobile apps and websites you already use to start casting right to your TV. Use your phone, tablet, or laptop to play, pause, and adjust the volume – all without draining your battery.
A Wide Variety of Music Apps
Chromecast Audio works with popular apps like Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and Google Play Music. Listen to your favorites and discover new ones with millions of songs, podcasts, and stations to choose from.
Streaming Over Wi-Fi
Enjoy seamless, high-quality sound wherever there's Wi-Fi. The Chromecast Audio streams directly from the cloud, allowing you to easily access your favorite tunes.
Listen Without Interruption
Designed with multi-tasking in-mind, you can use your phone to answer a call, play a game, or even leave the room while the music's playing without affecting the stream.
Google Assistant Support
Google Assistant is a digital ecosystem that enables you to interact and control compatible devices simply by using your voice. Additionally, app control lets you use your smartphone to access functions on the go.
UPC: 811571016587
In the Box
Google Chromecast Audio (Black)
  • 5.7" / 146 mm Audio Cable
  • 5.7' / 1.75 m Power Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Google Chromecast Audio specs

    Inputs / Outputs
    Video Output None
    Audio 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Output
    USB Ports 1 x USB (Power Only) Micro-B
    Wi-Fi Standards Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
    Ethernet None
    Storage None
    DC Input Power 5 VDC at 1 A
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.0 x 2.0 x 0.5" / 51.9 x 51.9 x 13.5 mm
    Weight 1.1 oz / 30.7 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.9 x 4.8 x 1.8"

    Google Chromecast Audio reviews

    Chromecast Audio (Black) is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 79.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple and good audio for your older amps and speakers If you have WiFi in your home, these little, inexpensive, quiet and low-energy devices let you stream audio to your older (non-WiFi, non-Bluetooth) audio amplifiers and powered speakers. The audio can be from an Internet source (e.g., Pandora) or from an in-home source (e.g., Plex on a QNAP NAS or your phone). You control the audio (where it comes from, where it goes, volume) from your mobile device but once the stream starts your device is out of the picture (except when it originates the stream). Very simple to set up, very good quality audio and it works on even marginal WiFi. I do wish more apps were Chromecast-enabled!
    Date published: 2016-08-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from a great puck for the buck Read the Gene T. review on this site re: advanced audio settings which will help the sound quality . . .� a bit. A great value, but don't expect audiophile sound quality.� I purchased mine to stream Spotify to my expensive but midsized audiophile componet system. The audio quality from the headphone amp connected to the component system� (LG G4 Android smartphone) is better than this puck. However, the puck frees up the smartphone and that's a good thing. I suggest searching Google for setup instructions ... this can get tricky. Make sure you have your wifi and security passwords handy along with any passwords for streaming services such as Spotify.� It's worth $35.00.
    Date published: 2018-02-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I need more of these! Purchased three of them for our home to be placed in separate rooms for whole home audio. Each took about 60 seconds to set up. Then you add each to a group, and you can create separate groups. Within 10 minutes I had audio playing from Spotify through the whole house! The sync was impeccable as well, there was no noticeable lag between each room, it was seemless as you walk through the house. I'd love to pick up a few more for the garage and other rooms. The only downside is that you need a receiver (my home came with several rooms that had built in speakers) or standalone speakers, but all of that is STILL cheaper than Sonos. This might be my favorite product ever.
    Date published: 2016-12-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value Good, but not great. I had some teething issues, in particular with dropped signals or failure to connect. A quick search online and I found some recommended router configuration settings that needed to be set up. Since this, it has been pretty solid. However, this is not plug and play (at least not for me). The packaging is minimalist and trendy, but considering my experience, it should include explicit trouble shooting instructions rather than my having to blindly follow online would be great if BnH included these. Functionality is good. It streams from the android phone, windows pc, Ubuntu laptop, iphone 4 and minimac in my house. I just wish I could stream more apps (eg play any internet radio I want).
    Date published: 2016-03-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great wireless speaker system! I picked up some powered (aka active) speakers for the kitchen and added a chromecast audio. With another chromecast audio connected to my living room stereo system I had an instant wireless system for my house (yes, with chromecast audio you can cast to multiple devices simultaneously; hdmi version does not support this). One thing to note... The free version of spotify does NOT support chromecast audio. On the other hand, spotify free DOES support chromecast hdmi (go figure!) and spotify premimum DOES support chromecast audio.
    Date published: 2016-02-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply, Love these So I have 2 Marshall (dining and bedroom) speakers and and a 7.2 Audio system in the living room, and now they are all linked and playing the same track or you can separate the two play one and the third is set to something else. These things are tiny, I thought its gonna be this chunky thing, but its tiny. Also like the fact that it has a fiber cable option built in, just need to get the fiber audio cable for it. In all honesty these have surpassed my expectations. Awesome product!!!
    Date published: 2018-07-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from works great Bought two and connected using 3.5mm to RCA stereo jacks to my existing AV systems on different floors. Set up using app on an Android tablet was dead simple. Also, using latest software update, I set up a group, so I can cast to either Chromecast, or both at the same time. Once set up, casting is reliable and easy, just touch the icon in any supported app, or the extension in a Chrome browser. Sound quality is better than bluetooth or using the phone or tablet's headphone output, and you can still walk around with and use your device. Works equally well with Apple products. Only criticism I can think of is they do feel a bit warm to the touch and are essentially always on waiting for you to cast to them.
    Date published: 2016-01-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Chromecast Audio After trying a Bluetooth item and not satisfied, then on the recommendation of a audiophile friend of mine I purchased a Chromecast Audio which he uses. I have it connected to my Yamaha R-V1105 running Thiel CS3's using my laptop and home WIFI. Outstanding audio quality when the source is good. Please note: if you plan to watch YouTube music videos, there is a bit of audio lag which can be expected. Also, YouTube audio quality is hit or miss not only with this device but with other options also. Other online audio sources including Pandora sounded great. Lastly, software setup had a bit of difficulty finding the Chromecast Audio device on my home WIFI. Tried several times but once it did setup was a snap. Suggest initial setup having Chromecast Audio unit very close to WIFI router to rule out any signal quality issue.
    Date published: 2016-05-15
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