The Google Chromecast Audio is basically self-explanatory. It does what its name suggests - cast audio. It is a relatively tiny device that plugs in to the user's speakers for streaming music through Wi-Fi. It is easy to set up, it works with the majority of devices currently available, and it comes as dirt cheap when compared with the competition.
Unveiled alongside Google's Nexus products, the Chromecast Audio is another product coming from Mountain View. Users can easily cast music to their set of speakers as long as it has auxilliary input. All it takes is a single tap to the cast button, and the music will instantly play. The Chromecast Audio currently supports iPhones, iPads, Android phones, tablets, Mac, and Windows notebooks, as well as Chromebooks, giving users full compatibility no matter what device they are using.
Furthermore, the Chromecast Audio supports three different speaker inputs: RCA, 3.5, and optical. Google will also be shipping out the Chromecast Audio with a 3.5 mm cable. It is an easy essential as the majority of speaker systems have the type of input.
App compatibility is also expanding. Not only does the Chromecast Audio work with the standard Google Play Music but it also supports Pandora, iHeartRadio, Rdio, and Spotify to name a few. There is no end to the user's music library. Add up radio features and podcasts and it is easily an infinite duration of tunes and jams.
Google has also priced the Chromecast Audio rather competitively. Making speakers smarter will only cost about $35 - it is easily a very affordable solution for users that want to play their tracks without any interruption. Not to mention that the competition priced their offering quite steep, that is if it is compared with Google's audio-casting device. Sonos, which is a celebrated name in home audio streaming, sells their Sonos Connect for 10 times the price. While it is still not certain if the Chromecast Audio can beat, or at least match the Sonos Connect, the competition in this spectrum is looking very healthy.