Google Chromecast Audio



Key specs

Integrated WiFi
Yes
Bluetooth
No
Multi-room audio
Yes
Streaming services
Deezer, Google Play Music, Spotify, TuneIn

Pros and cons

According to our audio streamer expert
  • Pros:
    With Chromecast Audio, you can stream music wirelessly to each speaker set.
  • Pros:
    Connect multiple Chromecasts to different speakers and create a multi-room system.
  • Con:
    An RCA cable is included, instead of a 3.5mm cable. You can order one in the bundle.
Product Expert audio streamers

With the Google Chromecast Audio, you'll transform any receiver or speaker set into a wireless music receiver. Connect it to your sound system and stream music directly from your smartphone or laptop to your speakers via WiFi. Listen to your own music collection or music from various streaming services, such as Google Cast and Spotify Premium. Get easy access to a database with millions of songs. Since the Chromecast Audio streams music via WiFi, your music will have high sound quality, letting you easily combine it with high-quality HiFi speakers.

Click here for the Google Chromecast user manual.


Included by default

  • 3.5mm cable
  • Power cord
  • Power adapter


5-star rating from What Hi-Fi

5-star rating from What Hi-Fi
The Google Chromecast Audio received the maximum rating of 5 stars from What Hi-Fi magazine.

Specifications

Product

Product number
658642
Manufacturer code
GA3A00149-A10-Z01
Brand
Google
Warranty
2 years
Warranty type
Carry-in warranty

General

Speaker type
Receiver
Year introduced
2015
Alarm function
No
Audio streaming quality
CD quality (16-bit)

Network and streaming

Bluetooth
No
Integrated WiFi
Yes
Multi-room audio
Yes
AirPlay
No

Physical properties

Height
1,35 cm
Depth
5,19 cm
Width
5,19 cm
Color
Black
Material
Plastic, Metal
Weight
30,7 g
Power supply type
Grid current

Playback options

Radio
Yes
Multi-room audio
Yes
Plays from network
Yes
Plays from USB memory
No
Number of zones (audio)
999
Multi-room functions
Zones simultaneously
DLNA
No
SonosNet
No
Google Cast
Yes
Spotify Connect
No
UPnP AV support
No
AirPlay
No
Internet radio
Yes
Streaming services
Deezer, Google Play Music, Spotify, TuneIn
Streaming services support
Yes
Fireconnect
No
MusicCast
No

Ports

RCA connector
No
3.5mm mini-jack connector
Yes
USB port
Yes
USB port type
micro USB-B (2.0 form)
Headphone jack
No
Network connector
No
Number of USB ports
1
Wired connector type
Port (on device)
Port type
Audio jack, USB

Awards

Awards
What HiFi
Best tested
Yes

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