Google Chromecast Audio at Best Buy
March 9, 2017 by
Have you been looking for a product that would allow you to play music from your phone, laptop or tablet on your speakers, wirelessly? The Google Chromecast Audio makes it possible using WiFi.
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.
The Google Chromecast Audio comes with a power cable, the Chromecast Audio and the 3.5mm audio cable. All you need is a Wi-Fi connection! Once connected, you plug the Chromecast Audio into a speaker of your choice. Speaker inputs supported are RCA, Optical and 3.5mm, however the Chromecast box only includes the 3.5mm cable.
Once you've connected the parts and plugged in the power cord, it's time to download the Google Home app.
The app is compatible with Mac, Windows, Chromebook, Android devices, iPhone and iPad. After downloading, you have a choice of music apps you can play on your speaker, just by tapping on the cast button in the top right of the app. For this product, I used YouTube (YT Music) to play my favorites, but you have other options. Like Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Play Music and more.
It works well with my JBL speakers. The volume on the phone is limited, but being able to connect the music I listen to on my phone wirelessly, using the Google Chromecast Audio, makes it possible for me to hear my favorite songs as loudly as I want to, while in the shower or getting ready.
The Google Chromecast Audio can be purchased at Best Buy for under $40. Affordability and ease of use make this compact tool an easy choice. Depending on your home entertainment speaker output, it is fantastic. The sound is clear and crisp, as expected.
Only downfall I noticed, was in regards to my newer speakers. The inputs were unsupported, but purchasing a 3.5mm to whatever adapter would solve that problem!
Listen to your favorite tunes on your speaker By using your phone, it’s easy to play, pause, or change the volume from anywhere in the home. And while streaming, you can still text or call without interrupting what's playing or draining your battery.
Crystal clear sound, powered by the cloud Use Chromecast Audio to stream over Wi-Fi which has many advantages over Bluetooth including higher sound quality.
Enjoy hundreds of your favorite audio apps Stream millions of songs, radio stations, and podcasts through apps like Pandora, Spotify, YouTube Music, and Google Play Music. Find more at chromecast.com/apps
Play music everywhere with Multi-room Now you can easily fill every room in your home with synchronous music. Simply group Chromecast Audio devices together so you can listen to the same song on multiple speakers.