The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the Google Chromecast Audio product/service at a reduced price or for free.
When we have family and friends over we always have music playing. Sometimes we set the tv on a music channel but that gets old and not everyone likes the same genre of music. So, I like to be able to mix things up a bit. Sure, we could use a playlist on the mp3 player but I like to let everyone choose. To do that, we stream music from our devices and the easiest way I’ve found to do that is with the Google Chromecast Audio.
Everyone can hook up to the temporary wifi hotspot and take turns streaming their favorite songs. So it’s always a mix! I have an Android but it also works with Apple® iPhone® or iPad®, Android phone or tablet, Mac or Windows laptop or Chromebook.
Google Chromecast Audio uses WiFi instead of Bluetooth so the sound is actually clearer with less lag. I am using the Google Home app on my phone to access the device and this lets me control the volume as well as play and pause so. My phone can still be used as usual too. It doesn’t seem to add much drain to my battery either.
I can stream music from the songs on my phone, radio stations, through apps like Pandora, Spotify, YouTube Music, and Google Play Music.
How To Use Google Chromecast Audio:
Plug into your speaker’s auxiliary input and connect to your Wi-Fi network. Then just tap the Cast button from your favorite apps on your phone, tablet or computer to cast songs, radio stations and podcasts to your speaker.
You can also group Chromecast Audio devices together, with Multi-room, so you can listen to the same song on multiple speakers.
Letting everyone control the music makes a party more enjoyable and gets everyone involved. Since nearly everyone has a smartphone these days, it makes it super easy for everyone to share their favorite tunes!
We’re going to have a 1950’s sock hop/ice cream social this fall and I can’t wait to use our Google Chromecast Audio with our speaker and sound bar to blast out some 1950’s rock-n-roll!
Do you like to stream music at parties and get-together’s? What’s your favorite genre of music?