Chromecast Audio adds Hi-Res audio and synchronous music

One of the best things about buying a product from Google is you know you’re going to get updates. Google’s most recent Chromecast addition, the Chromecast Audio just got support for Hi-Res audio playback and synchronous music.

The Chromecast Audio is an affordable device($35) designed to enable streaming to existing speakers from a phone, tablet or laptop. The device enables WiFi streaming for speakers with RCA, 3.5mm, or optical inputs. It is much easier than traditional Bluetooth pairing, because you can simply tap the Cast button from within music apps if both devices are on the same network.

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Hi-Res audio support

Much of today’s streamed music is digitally compressed to minimize data usage. The resolution suffers when audio files are compressed, and there are many who find that unacceptable. HiFi audio is what differentiates Tidal from standard music streaming services, as it has up to 10 times more detail than traditional music streaming services. Today, Google is rolling out high-resolution audio support, which gives you even higher quality music playback using Chromecast Audio. With support of up to 96KHz/24bit lossless audio playback, you can enjoy higher-than-CD-quality audio on your existing high fidelity audio equipment.

The “S” word(streaming) is no longer unmentionable to audiophiles with Chromecast’s latest Hi-Res audio support.

Synchronous Music

At $35 the Chromecast Audio is a great way to stream music to multiple rooms. Before today, if you had more than one Chromecast Audio, you could not stream to more than one room at a time. Now wherever you have a Chromecast connected, Multi-room support allows for synchronous music across your entire household.

Google products are constantly evolving with new features and helps you get more value from your product. If you haven’t checked out the Chromecast Audio, I highly recommend it.

You can find the Chromecast Audio at the Google Play Store.

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