Google Introduces Google Cast for audio

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Google have today announced Google Cast for audio, which embeds the same technology behind Chromecast into speakers, sound bars, and A/V receivers. Just like Chromecast, simply tap the cast button in your favorite music or radio app on Android, iOS, or the web, and select a Google Cast Ready speaker to get the party started.

Simply use your Android tablets and smartphones, iPhone®, iPad®, Mac, Windows and Chromebook to control the music directly from the apps you already know and love.

Google Cast streams your music directly from the cloud instead of from your phone, so you won’t lose any sound quality. Once you’ve picked a song to cast, you can continue using your phone to take a phone call, play a game, send a text, and even leave the room, all without interrupting what’s playing on the speakers or draining your phone’s battery.

Google Cast for Audio

Google Cast Ready speakers pull content directly from the cloud, so you’ll get the best audio quality and can freely multi-task on your phone, tablet, or laptop, all without straining the battery. These speakers will work with a growing list of apps including Deezer, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio, NPR One, Pandora, Rdio, TuneIn, and many more.

The first Google Cast Ready speakers will first be available in the US this spring from lead brands Sony, LG, and HEOS by Denon with more brands coming later in 2015 with the support of chip makers Broadcom, Marvell, MediaTek and system integrator Libre Wireless.These products will join a growing Google Cast ecosystem, which includes more Android TVs, game consoles and set-top boxes.[signoff predefined=”Enjoy this?” icon=”users”][/signoff]

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