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Would you like to stream music over WiFi instead of Bluetooth? We’ve had several Bluetooth speakers in the past that skipped or the music wasn’t crystal clear due to a spotty Bluetooth connection. In fact, that happened during our wedding reception when we were using Bluetooth speakers paired with the playlist on my phone. Google Chromecast has created a way to stream high resolution sound over a WiFi connection with the new Google Chromecast Audio. You can read more below in my Google Chromecast Audio Review.
We have dozens of Bluetooth speakers around our house that range in size from small to very large. They’re handy if we’re out in the yard streaming music or away from the house, but that’s about the extent of it. I feel like I have to constantly reset a Bluetooth connection. I start to get annoyed when my connection skips like a broken record. I was excited to try out the new Google Chromecast Audio to see how it compares with Bluetooth technology.
Google Chromecast Audio Review:
- You can pair your phone with just about any speaker using Google Chromecast Audio. It can be used with a smartphone, tablet or computer. If you’re using your smartphone or portable device you can play, pause, adjust the volume or change your music from anywhere in your home. You’ll still have the ability to text or call without disrupting the music or draining your battery.
- It will allow you to stream music through dozens of free and paid apps available through Chromecast. My personal favorite is Pandora, but there’s other great apps such as Spotify, YouTube Music and Google Play Music. You can browse the available apps at chromecast.com/apps
- WiFi streaming provides better quality sound than Bluetooth. You also might not encounter any of the connectivity issues that you deal with using Bluetooth.
- Google Chromecast Audio has a multi-room feature that allows you to pair multiple devices in different rooms to stream the same music throughout your home. You can group Google Chromecast Audio devices so that you listen to the same song/station in different rooms. I’ve found this feature handy when I’m putting away the laundry.
Convinced that you need a Google Chromecast Audio? It’s available at Best Buy for $35. It only takes a few minutes to install and you’ll be able to stream music using your favorite speaker and device. I hope you found this Google Chromecast Audio Review helpful and you’ll share it with someone else that might be interested. While you’re visiting, let me know what you’re listening to today.