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Google Chromecast Audio

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Cast your favorite music from your phone, tablet, or laptop straight to your home speaker.

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What is Chromecast Audio?
Chromecast Audio is a small media streaming device that plugs into the AUX input of your speaker,making your speaker WiFi enabled. Use your iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet, Mac orWindows laptop, or Chromebook to cast your favorite music, radio stations and podcasts to anyspeaker in the house.

Features:
Easily cast music to your speakers

Tap the Cast button from your music apps to play on the speakers. Play, pause and turn up the volumeright from your phone, anywhere in the house.

Listen to your favorites, anytime
Millions of songs, radio stations and podcasts from apps like Pandora, Google Play Music, and otherfavorites. Discover more at chromecast.com/audio.

Mirror any audio from your Android phone or Chrome browser
For apps that are not Cast-enabled, mirror exactly what's playing on your Android* device to yourspeakers. Or, mirror any music streaming website from your laptop's Chrome browser.

Higher quality sound
Chromecast streams straight from the cloud so you get continuous high-quality sound even whenyou leave the room.

Enjoy your music without interruption
Casting won't drain your battery or get in the way of other activities. Take a call, play a game, evenleave the room all without interrupting what's playing on your speakers.

Anyone can be the DJ
Friends and family can cast their music to your speakers using their own phone or tablet too no additional pairing or set-up required.

Plug in and listen
Get started in 3 easy steps: Plug Chromecast Audio into your speakers and power, connect to WiFi,then tap the Cast button from your favorite audio apps to hear it on the speakers.
* Mirroring works with most Android devices

What's in the box:
  • Chromecast Audio
  • 3.5mm analog stereo patch cable
  • Power cable
  • Power adapter

    Requirements:
  • A speaker system with an aux/line input, RCA or optical input (RCA and optical cables not included)
  • WiFi network
  • A compatible computer or mobile device. Minimum OS requirements are Android 4.1+, iOS 7.0+, Windows7, or Mac OS X 10.7.
  • Availability and performance of certain features, services and applications are device- and network-dependentand may not be available in all areas; subscription(s) may be required, and additional terms,conditions and/or charges may apply.
  • Warnings:

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    Directions:

    Instructions: Just tap the Cast button in popular mobile apps to start listening. Listen on speakers. Plug into your AUX input, and enjoy crisp, high quality sound crisp, high quality sound delivered over Wi-Fi. For power, use in-box options or a UL Listed power supply marked LPS or Class 2 with output rated 5Vdc, 1A.

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    Specifications

    Supported Media Formats
    Android
    Gender
    Unisex
    Capacity
    1 chromecast audio
    Count
    1
    Color Category
    Black
    Virtual Assistant
    Google Assistant
    Multipack Quantity
    100
    Connector Type
    3.5mm analog stereo patch cable
    Model
    RUX-J42
    Is Smart
    Y
    Interface Type
    A speaker system with an aux/line input, RCA or optical input.
    Brand
    Google
    Compatible Brands
    Google
    Piece Count
    1
    Age Group
    All Ages
    Video Game Platform
    Mac
    Recommended Location
    Indoor
    Condition
    New
    Manufacturer Part Number
    GA3A00147-A14-Z01
    Wireless Technology
    Wi-Fi
    Color
    Black
    Streaming Services
    Spotify, Pandora, Google Play Music, YouTube Music and More!
    Assembled Product Weight
    0.07 lbs
    Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
    1.69 x 4.90 x 4.88 Inches

    Customer Reviews

    5 stars
    57
    4 stars
    24
    3 stars
    3
    2 stars
    1
    1 star
    9
    Most helpful positive review
    33 customers found this helpful
    Excellent Add-On Audio Streamer for Price
    -Quick Intro- The Chromecast Audio is a great audio streaming device intended as an affordable add-on for audio systems that don't already have the ability to stream music. I've connected mine to my Pioneer turntable and amp from the mid 1980s, and I couldn't be happier with the sound for what I paid. -Setup- This was a short and simple process . The Chromecast Audio was extremely easy to set up through the Google Home app on my Google Pixel. The app automatically found the Chromecast and set it up to work with my home WiFi. I was then given the option to name my Chromecast to keep track of it in case there are other devices nearby. After setup, the "cast" icon will show up in supported apps such as Google Play Music and let you select the Chromecast from a list of nearby devices. Once you hear the connection jingle, you're ready to start playing music. -Connectivity- The device comes with a male-to-male 3.5mm audio jack,. which can be used on any powered speaker system that has a 3.5mm auxiliary input. Additionally, the Chromecast can also output to analog RCA stereo (the red and white cables) and optical digital out. These last two options both require the purchase of an adapter cable, and if you want to connect to a HiFi system or home theater, these are likely your only connection options. -Audio Quality- I wanted to address other reviewers' concerns with the audio quality of the Chromecast Audio. I've noticed that many of these reviewers state that when the Chromecast is connected to a HiFi system, the audio quality doesn't sound much better than the average Bluetooth speaker. Before buying the Chromecast, these statements concerned me given that the device has the hardware to handle lossless audio. I decided to still buy it since I could easily return it if I wasn't happy, and I am glad that I took the risk because while the other reviewers weren't wrong, the issue could be fixed with the flip of a switch in the Google Home app. Unfortunately, finding this switch is not easy. -How To Get The Best Audio Quality- To access the setting to fix the audio, you must first open the Google Home app and tap the "Devices" icon in the upper-right corner. That will open the devices menu, which displays all of the home devices near you that are registered to your account and what they are currently doing. From here, find the card for your new Chromecast and tap the three vertical dots in the upper-right corner of the card and click "Settings" when the small menu pops out. This will bring you to the device settings for your Chromecast. This menu is full of useful settings that you can play with if you feel adventurous, but we're looking for a specific one in the "Sound" subsection. This section has two options as of writing this. The first is "Playback sounds" which I recommend having on so you know when you've successfully connected to your Chromecast and are ready to play music. The second option is the one we're looking for. This one is "Full dynamic range", and it's what makes the difference between quiet, tinny music and big, warm, pleasant music. Just tap that switch on the right to start getting the full experience from your Chromecast. If you want to know why this is off by default, tap the "Learn More" button below the "Full dynamic range" setting. Once full dynamic range is enabled, the Chromecast Audio becomes a magical little circle of musical goodness that it has no right being at this price. -Conclusion- The Chromecast Audio is possibly the best audio streaming device you can find for $35. Setup is easy, and the audio quality is top-notch once you've enabled full dynamic range. I'd recommend it to anyone that wants to add music streaming to an older audio system.
    Most helpful negative review
    Audio will not sync with Video
    I was hoping to use this device to send audio to my PC speakers wirelessly from my Intel compute stick. No video content from any source syncs with the Audio coming out of this device. There is as much as a 1 second delay. It is useless for video playback. Sending audio from sources like Google Play work like a charm. But I do not feel it is worth the price for such limited use.
    Most helpful positive review
    33 customers found this helpful
    Excellent Add-On Audio Streamer for Price
    -Quick Intro- The Chromecast Audio is a great audio streaming device intended as an affordable add-on for audio systems that don't already have the ability to stream music. I've connected mine to my Pioneer turntable and amp from the mid 1980s, and I couldn't be happier with the sound for what I paid. -Setup- This was a short and simple process . The Chromecast Audio was extremely easy to set up through the Google Home app on my Google Pixel. The app automatically found the Chromecast and set it up to work with my home WiFi. I was then given the option to name my Chromecast to keep track of it in case there are other devices nearby. After setup, the "cast" icon will show up in supported apps such as Google Play Music and let you select the Chromecast from a list of nearby devices. Once you hear the connection jingle, you're ready to start playing music. -Connectivity- The device comes with a male-to-male 3.5mm audio jack,. which can be used on any powered speaker system that has a 3.5mm auxiliary input. Additionally, the Chromecast can also output to analog RCA stereo (the red and white cables) and optical digital out. These last two options both require the purchase of an adapter cable, and if you want to connect to a HiFi system or home theater, these are likely your only connection options. -Audio Quality- I wanted to address other reviewers' concerns with the audio quality of the Chromecast Audio. I've noticed that many of these reviewers state that when the Chromecast is connected to a HiFi system, the audio quality doesn't sound much better than the average Bluetooth speaker. Before buying the Chromecast, these statements concerned me given that the device has the hardware to handle lossless audio. I decided to still buy it since I could easily return it if I wasn't happy, and I am glad that I took the risk because while the other reviewers weren't wrong, the issue could be fixed with the flip of a switch in the Google Home app. Unfortunately, finding this switch is not easy. -How To Get The Best Audio Quality- To access the setting to fix the audio, you must first open the Google Home app and tap the "Devices" icon in the upper-right corner. That will open the devices menu, which displays all of the home devices near you that are registered to your account and what they are currently doing. From here, find the card for your new Chromecast and tap the three vertical dots in the upper-right corner of the card and click "Settings" when the small menu pops out. This will bring you to the device settings for your Chromecast. This menu is full of useful settings that you can play with if you feel adventurous, but we're looking for a specific one in the "Sound" subsection. This section has two options as of writing this. The first is "Playback sounds" which I recommend having on so you know when you've successfully connected to your Chromecast and are ready to play music. The second option is the one we're looking for. This one is "Full dynamic range", and it's what makes the difference between quiet, tinny music and big, warm, pleasant music. Just tap that switch on the right to start getting the full experience from your Chromecast. If you want to know why this is off by default, tap the "Learn More" button below the "Full dynamic range" setting. Once full dynamic range is enabled, the Chromecast Audio becomes a magical little circle of musical goodness that it has no right being at this price. -Conclusion- The Chromecast Audio is possibly the best audio streaming device you can find for $35. Setup is easy, and the audio quality is top-notch once you've enabled full dynamic range. I'd recommend it to anyone that wants to add music streaming to an older audio system.
    Most helpful negative review
    Audio will not sync with Video
    I was hoping to use this device to send audio to my PC speakers wirelessly from my Intel compute stick. No video content from any source syncs with the Audio coming out of this device. There is as much as a 1 second delay. It is useless for video playback. Sending audio from sources like Google Play work like a charm. But I do not feel it is worth the price for such limited use.
    1-10 of 94 reviews

    Excellent Add-On Audio Streamer for Price

    -Quick Intro- The Chromecast Audio is a great audio streaming device intended as an affordable add-on for audio systems that don't already have the ability to stream music. I've connected mine to my Pioneer turntable and amp from the mid 1980s, and I couldn't be happier with the sound for what I paid. -Setup- This was a short and simple process . The Chromecast Audio was extremely easy to set up through the Google Home app on my Google Pixel. The app automatically found the Chromecast and set it up to work with my home WiFi. I was then given the option to name my Chromecast to keep track of it in case there are other devices nearby. After setup, the "cast" icon will show up in supported apps such as Google Play Music and let you select the Chromecast from a list of nearby devices. Once you hear the connection jingle, you're ready to start playing music. -Connectivity- The device comes with a male-to-male 3.5mm audio jack,. which can be used on any powered speaker system that has a 3.5mm auxiliary input. Additionally, the Chromecast can also output to analog RCA stereo (the red and white cables) and optical digital out. These last two options both require the purchase of an adapter cable, and if you want to connect to a HiFi system or home theater, these are likely your only connection options. -Audio Quality- I wanted to address other reviewers' concerns with the audio quality of the Chromecast Audio. I've noticed that many of these reviewers state that when the Chromecast is connected to a HiFi system, the audio quality doesn't sound much better than the average Bluetooth speaker. Before buying the Chromecast, these statements concerned me given that the device has the hardware to handle lossless audio. I decided to still buy it since I could easily return it if I wasn't happy, and I am glad that I took the risk because while the other reviewers weren't wrong, the issue could be fixed with the flip of a switch in the Google Home app. Unfortunately, finding this switch is not easy. -How To Get The Best Audio Quality- To access the setting to fix the audio, you must first open the Google Home app and tap the "Devices" icon in the upper-right corner. That will open the devices menu, which displays all of the home devices near you that are registered to your account and what they are currently doing. From here, find the card for your new Chromecast and tap the three vertical dots in the upper-right corner of the card and click "Settings" when the small menu pops out. This will bring you to the device settings for your Chromecast. This menu is full of useful settings that you can play with if you feel adventurous, but we're looking for a specific one in the "Sound" subsection. This section has two options as of writing this. The first is "Playback sounds" which I recommend having on so you know when you've successfully connected to your Chromecast and are ready to play music. The second option is the one we're looking for. This one is "Full dynamic range", and it's what makes the difference between quiet, tinny music and big, warm, pleasant music. Just tap that switch on the right to start getting the full experience from your Chromecast. If you want to know why this is off by default, tap the "Learn More" button below the "Full dynamic range" setting. Once full dynamic range is enabled, the Chromecast Audio becomes a magical little circle of musical goodness that it has no right being at this price. -Conclusion- The Chromecast Audio is possibly the best audio streaming device you can find for $35. Setup is easy, and the audio quality is top-notch once you've enabled full dynamic range. I'd recommend it to anyone that wants to add music streaming to an older audio system.

    Great addition to share music

    Easy to set up and I was able to listen to music in a short period of time. Google offers help screens and addition information on line.

    works just as advertised

    If you have older dock devices that you don't use (or if the phone receiver has broken), or if you want to use existing powered speakers to create a whole house system, then this is an excellent solution. We had several different speakers around our house and we wanted to build a whole house system. We have added one of these to each of the devices and we're done. Only drawback is that there isn't an easy way to have this fed directly from the TV, but if you stream from your tablet or phone, then it works to stream the TV sound to the whole house system.

    Works great

    This cool little device tucked away discreetly behind an old stereo we have in the house and enabled me to significantly upgrade our listening experience in that room for seriously cheap. I love being able to pull my phone out of my pocket no matter where I am and control what we're listening to.

    The heck with Sonos

    Absolutely the best way to upgrade your old stereo system by connecting the Chromecast to one of the aux inputs at the back. Control your music from the couch.

    Sonos on the cheap!

    Works great. Have one connected to main receiver in living room and another connected to speakers in a central area in the back part of the house. Music everywhere!

    Saving Old Speakers

    This item finally gave me a use for old speakers. You can link multiple sets up and place them in different rooms to enjoy music throughout the house. Very easy to set up.

    Better than bluetooth, stream to endless speakers

    Waaaaay better than sound than Bluetooth, stream to as many speakers as you want simultaneously perfectly with no echo. Bluetooth will not stream more than 2 speakers at a time. If you're like me and have several existing stereos in your house all with aux or optical connection then you can turn them into Wi-Fi stereos. Why pay $1000 for 4 Wi-Fi speakers with poor sound none of which have over 30 watts if that when you can use your 135 watt receiver pushing a pair of Cerwin-Vega SL12's, a 95 watt receiver pushing a pair JBL LXE770's, a Sony 50 watt microsystem and a TDK Life on Record 77000015402 2-Speaker Boom box all of which I purchased through the years for less than $1000. The house is now a disco.

    Pretty good

    I purchased 5 of these to do whole home audio a system. I use one on the front patio, back patio, 2 downstairs and one upstirs. They do work great but sometimes there is one that has trouble connecting. It may take a few more minutes to connect but it always does. Overall, these are pretty cool

    Easy Setup, Average Performance

    Setup much easier with the Google home app compared to other brands when using with an android phone. Still cumbersome and glitchy just like all the others. Lacks any customizing options. No ability to adjust sound output (eq,fx,etc.). Only 4 stars instead of 3 because it stands out as easier to set up and plays nicer with different systems. Sound quality is average. Really wish they would make a stand alone renderer, with it's own software, that only uses the phone/tablet/pc as a remote control. I've tried them all. The technology isn't there yet to recreate the experience of plugging something in.

    Customer Q&A

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    1-3 of 23 questions
    by floydOctober 8, 2015


    Last answer: October 8, 2015
    1. Yes, this product is compatible with car audio systems with auxiliary input, however, this product will still cause your phone to use data to browse Pandora and stream.
    by CommunityAnswer
    2. This device is pulling data via wifi, and is primarily designed for at home use. It's not going to do what you are wanting.
    by itsallgood
    3. Needs to be plugged into a wall outlet. It can only cast from specific apps.
    by An anonymous customer
    4. There is a micro USB to standard USB cable and a power adapter included. The micro USB end, plugs into the Chromecast device and the standard USB end, plugs into the included power adapter, which you plug into a wall plug.
    by Phil
    5. No. 100% No. Please don't listen to the other reviews. This is a HOME wi-fi audio receiver. It doesn't transmit any wifi signal from your internet provider to a mobile device to use for data. It's not for you car. It will join your local broadband wi-fi at home and transmit a wi-fi signal (as audio packets) from your phone (or mobile device) and convert it to analog audio for a home receiver or set of powered speakers to playback the music. On your phone, you must use a "cast" enabled player (most all of the audio streaming services are "cast" enabled"). Then instead of playing back the music in your headphones or built in speaker, you choose the output signal to go to the ChromeCast audio device instead. You can use the mini 3.5mm analog stereo audio cable to connect to powered speakers or a stereo/receiver/amp (AUX in usually) or use a mini TOSLINK/SPDIF optical cable (if you have TOSLINK optical "in" on your receiver) - This way keeps the signal all digital, and lets your home receiver do the digital to analog conversion, rather than the ChromeCast device. It does require power for the little audio converter, so it comes with a USB type power connector (for power only - no data).
    by dknh
    5 Answers
    Last answer: October 8, 2015

    by wonder33February 19, 2016


    Last answer: February 21, 2016
    1. Anything that uses a 3.5 mm Aux cord can be used with it--laptops, MP3 players, phones, etc
    by lorna444birds
    2. Yes, it is compatible with iPhones.
    by CommunityAnswer
    3. If you have a 3.5mm cord with a male plug on either end, you would plug it in to your headphone jack on your phone to the back of this unit. Just be sure to follow all of your phone's precautions. It would be like using an external speaker on your phone.
    by valcin
    4. PLEASE REALIZE! THIS IS NOT A SPEAKER! This is a means to stream audio *to* a speaker. You can stream from an iPhone, just make sure to download the Google Home app
    by porter
    4 Answers
    Last answer: February 21, 2016

    by BobNovember 2, 2015


    Last answer: November 4, 2015
    1. Yes, this can be plugged into an auxiliary audio input on a stereo receiver.
    by CommunityAnswer
    2. Yes - I've got mine plugged directly into my receiver, and it works perfectly.
    by Tom92024
    3. A home stereo receiver might use a pair of RCA connectors instead of a 3.5mm jack for auxiliary input. In that case you'll have to provide the cable to connect the Chromecast audio to the stereo as only a 3.5mm jack to 3.5mm jack cable is included,
    by ElCabri
    3 Answers
    Last answer: November 4, 2015

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