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Cast your favorite tunes from your phone to speakers in the home.

For $35

What is Chromecast Audio?

Chromecast Audio is a small device that plugs into your speaker for streaming music through WiFi.

Once set up, simply use your iPhone®, iPad®, Android phone and tablet, Mac® and Windows® laptop, or Chromebook to cast your favorite tunes to the best speakers in the house.

Speaker inputs supported:
RCA
3.5mm
Optical
*3.5mm cable included. See Help Center for more info.

Easily cast music, without the hassle of pairing

Tap the Cast button from music apps to send the music instantly to your speakers. Search, play, pause, queue songs and change the volume right from your phone—anywhere in the house.

Listen to your favorites, anytime

Enjoy over 30 million songs from music services like Pandora, Google Play Music, Spotify, and iHeartRadio. We're constantly adding new apps, so there's no end to the music, radio stations and podcasts you can enjoy.

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Make your speaker smart(er) for $35

At $35, Chromecast Audio is an affordable way to enjoy the music you love on your existing speakers.

Learn About Casting
Enjoy higher quality sound
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Listen to your favorite artists the way they were meant to be heard. Chromecast Audio supports lossless high resolution audio, which is even better than CD quality sound. And your music streams from the cloud so you get continuous high-quality sound—even when you leave the room.

Play music everywhere with Multi-room
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Multi-room lets you group Chromecast Audio devices together so you can listen to the same song on multiple speakers.

Jam out to your music without interruption
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Casting won’t drain your battery or get in the way of other activities. Answer a call, surf the web, even leave the room—all without interrupting the tunes.

Plus, mirror any audio from your Android phone or your laptop
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For apps that are not yet Cast-enabled or music stored on your device, you can mirror audio from your Android phone or tablet to the speaker. Or, use your laptop to mirror music and audio streaming websites from the Chrome browser.

Enjoy higher quality sound

Listen to your favorite artists the way they were meant to be heard. Chromecast Audio supports lossless high resolution audio, which is even better than CD quality sound. And your music streams from the cloud so you get continuous high-quality sound—even when you leave the room.

Play music everywhere with Multi-room

Multi-room lets you group Chromecast Audio devices together so you can listen to the same song on multiple speakers.

Jam out to your music without interruption

Casting won’t drain your battery or get in the way of other activities. Answer a call, surf the web, even leave the room—all without interrupting the tunes.

Plus, mirror any audio from your Android phone or your laptop

For apps that are not yet Cast-enabled or music stored on your device, you can mirror audio from your Android phone or tablet to the speaker. Or, use your laptop to mirror music and audio streaming websites from the Chrome browser.

Streaming music with WiFi vs. Bluetooth

FEATURE
WIFI
BLUETOOTH
THE SCOOP
Highest sound quality
yes
no

With WiFi, music streams from the cloud so the music sounds exactly the way the artist intended. With Bluetooth, audio is re-compressed, which can compromise sound quality.

Interruption-free listening
yes
no

With WiFi streaming, your music keeps playing without disruption, even if you get a phone call or a text notification. With Bluetooth, phone calls and notifications are heard over the speakers.

Control music from anywhere in the house
yes
no

Chromecast Audio streams music over WiFi, which means you can control the music from anywhere within your WiFi network. With Bluetooth, your phone needs to be near the speaker or the music will stop playing.

Doesn’t drain phone battery
yes
no

Casting music over WiFi doesn’t drain your battery, while pairing from Bluetooth does.

Easily share music from multiple devices.
yes
no

With WiFi every mobile device on the network can connect and control your speakers. Chromecast’s guest mode makes it even easier for guests to connect to your speakers without connecting to your WiFi network. With Bluetooth, pairing devices can be tedious and requires disconnecting one device before another can connect.

Play same music across multiple speakers
yes
no

Chromecast Audio lets you group multiple speakers together to play the same song everywhere.

Compatible with Android, iOS and laptops
yes
yes

Both options work with iOS, Android and laptops.

Works on battery power
no
yes

Chromecast Audio requires a power source and WiFi connection; most Bluetooth speakers do not.

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Your friends and family can join in the fun, too. Anyone in the home can cast music to your speakers using their own phones—no additional setup or pairing required.

Chromecast Audio

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