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Google Chromecast Audio (2015)

Google Chromecast Audio (2015)
alaScore 97

1330 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1330 reviews of Google Chromecast Audio (2015). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the design and size are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Google Chromecast Audio (2015) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com.au)

Chromecast Audio review: Easily link your phone to your audio system for less

 

Google's latest audio product, the Chromecast Audio, distills everything the company has learned about content streaming into a simple, affordable device the size of a York Peppermint Patty. And Sonos, the leader in wireless, streaming whole-home...

Google's budget audio dongle pipes music to any stereo from the most popular streaming apps on your smartphone. It's simple and works well, with direct compatibility for most major music services, and even more supported via the Chrome browser plug-in...

Some notable music services, including iTunes, Apple Music and Amazon Music, are not supported on iPhone and iPad. Support for hi-res audio is currently limited. In analog sound quality it's beaten by the Fon Gramofon (which costs twice as much)

The ultra-affordable Google Chromecast Audio is one of the best music-streaming devices you can buy -- especially if you're an Android user.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Stephen Dawson (avhub.com.au)

Google Chromecast Audio REVIEW

 

The Chromecast Audio produces very good sound, should work with high-resolution audio, and is extremely cheap. Just a couple of caveats.

Google Chromecast Audio

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Cheapest way to get multiroom audio

 

I do wish it was a little cheaper as paying around $50 per device per room can get expensive quickly, but it is still cheaper for a solution for multiroom audio. It does only work over wifi which can be a bit limiting but I don't see it as too much of...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Great size but wifi only, no bluetooth, and only works with some apps

 

t of MACs allowed on your network, unless you are bonkers and dont have a MAC white list on your router). From there you can only use it with a very small number of iPhone apps - Pandora, Deezer and maybe Spotify. A simpler solution would be to get a...

Apr, 2016

Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:Black

Loudspeakers

Built-in speaker(s):N

Packaging Content

Cables included:Audio (3.5mm), Micro-USB

Ports & interfaces

Apple docking compatibility:iPad, iPhone
Bluetooth:N / Yes
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port:No / Y
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Technical Details

Built-in processor:N
Internet radio services supported:Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio / Spotify, TuneIn
Mac compatibility:Y
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Mobile operating systems supported:Android 4.1, Android 4.2, Android 4.3, Android 4.4, Android 5.0, Android 5.1, iOS 8.0, iOS 8.1, iOS 8.2, iOS 8.3, iOS 8.4, iOS 9.0, iOS 9.1, iOS 9.2, iOS 9.3
MP3 sample rates:0 - 96
Network streaming services supported:Pandora
Smartphone remote support:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:51.8
Height :51.8
Weight:30.7
Width:13.5