Chromecast Audio £15 @ John Lewis (Free C&C Over £30, else £2 - Or purchase in store)
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Chromecast Audio £15 @ John Lewis (Free C&C Over £30, else £2 - Or purchase in store)

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Found 5th May 2016
From smartphone to speaker – Google’s Chromecast Audio allows you to send your music from your phone, tablet or laptop straight to the speaker in your pad or at your friend’s party. Compact and easy to use, this device can make any speaker with an AUX input Wi-Fi enabled allowing you to listen to your digital library on your existing sound system.
How does it work?
Simply plug the Chromecast Audio into the 3.5mm headphone port on your speaker and stream the tunes from your phone using your Wi-Fi connection. The first time you use it you'll need to follow the installation instructions on the Chromecast website, but once it's done you'll be set to swing. The Audio Cast device is designed to work with any iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Mac and Windows laptops and Chromebooks, and comes with a neon yellow 3.5mm cable for instant use.
Music uninterrupted
The Chromecast Audio won’t drain the battery of your phone and will keep it functioning as normal. You’ll be able to receive calls, go online and wander about the house without pausing the music.
Simple controls
Because Chromecast streams from your device, it uses the interface you're used to control allowing you to easily manage playback and volume.
Music, radio and podcasts
The Chromecast Audio works with thousands of apps such as Spotify, Pandora, Google Play Music, Vevo, UK Radio Streamer and Orange Music to give you free access to stream music, online radio stations and podcasts.
Superior sound quality
Supports lossless high-resolution audio to guarantee the best possible sound quality.
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Uhhhhh this is not a freebie!
Heat added, good morning, have a nice day,
sradmad

Heat added, good morning, have a nice day,


Morning sradmad, have a great day yourself

One of these days I will buy one...just to see what it does X)

Heat added reindeer and have a good day...

sradmad

Heat added, good morning, have a nice day,



...you too sradmmmmmad, hope you're well X)
maccy1

One of these days I will buy one...just to see what it does X)Heat added … One of these days I will buy one...just to see what it does X)Heat added reindeer and have a good day......you too sradmmmmmad, hope you're well X)


Same, tempted to get one! But mainly listen to music through headphones these days!

Have a great day too!
Edited by: "reindeer333" 5th May 2016
maccy1

One of these days I will buy one...just to see what it does X)Heat added … One of these days I will buy one...just to see what it does X)Heat added reindeer and have a good day......you too sradmmmmmad, hope you're well X)


Good morning Maccy, all good, hope your well too, beautiful day, enjoy
reindeer333

Same, tempted to get one! But mainly listen to music through headphones … Same, tempted to get one! But mainly listen to music through headphones these days!Have a great day too!



A musical reindeer X)

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sradmad

Good morning Maccy, all good, hope your well too, beautiful day, enjoy



It really is, seems like summer is here at last
maccy1

A musical reindeer … A musical reindeer X)[img]http://rlv.zcache.com.au/cute_musical_reindeer_dj_wearing_headphones_blue_head_kerchief-rd298e9a43b7346ae95b51feeea82c107_z21f3_324.jpg?rlvnet=1[/img]It really is, seems like summer is here at last


X)

Summer is not fun for Reindeer X)
reindeer333

X)Summer is not fun for Reindeer X)



Don't let her hear you saying that X)

Right must go, have a lovely day
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Better price for this at Currys with FREE delivery and additional cashback

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wolfraider

Better price for this at Currys with FREE delivery and additional … Better price for this at Currys with FREE delivery and additional cashbackhttp://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-and-home-entertainment/digital-and-smart-tv/smart-tv/google-chromecast-audio-10137628-pdt.html


Cashback??
Picked up two from Currys. They are fantastic little devices. Sound quality is great and easy to use.
wolfraider

Better price for this at Currys with FREE delivery and additional … Better price for this at Currys with FREE delivery and additional cashbackhttp://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-and-home-entertainment/digital-and-smart-tv/smart-tv/google-chromecast-audio-10137628-pdt.html



and no £2 charge for reserve and collect. the sooner this practice of charging someone for reserving and then travelling to their store to pay them money for a product ends the better.
pitbullmern

and no £2 charge for reserve and collect. the sooner this practice of … and no £2 charge for reserve and collect. the sooner this practice of charging someone for reserving and then travelling to their store to pay them money for a product ends the better.


If you are paying to C&C, you miles of see if they are instore??
reindeer333

If you are paying to C&C, you miles of see if they are instore??



eh? english, do you speak it: :P

Edited by: "pitbullmern" 5th May 2016
pitbullmern

eh? english, do you speak it: :P



I'll attempt to translate from textspeak: ''If you are paying to Click and Collect, you might as well see if they are in-store''..?
pitbullmern

eh? english, do you speak it: :P


In a rush - was just trying to help...

Instead of paying to C&C you could try your luck to see if they are selling them instore, saving yourself the £2 charge.
reindeer333

In a rush - was just trying to help...Instead of paying to C&C you could … In a rush - was just trying to help...Instead of paying to C&C you could try your luck to see if they are selling them instore, saving yourself the £2 charge.


but if they're not available in store you've wasted the journey as its then too late to C&C whilst your still there
paulj48

but if they're not available in store you've wasted the journey as its … but if they're not available in store you've wasted the journey as its then too late to C&C whilst your still there


Phone the store...................

reindeer333

Phone the store...................


yes you could but I was replying to the comment of trying your luck in store
It's atrocious , a con to charge for click and collect. Tesco started doing that, now JL,, soon more will follow
hcc27

I'll attempt to translate from textspeak: ''If you are paying to Click … I'll attempt to translate from textspeak: ''If you are paying to Click and Collect, you might as well see if they are in-store''..?



thats why i would rather use currys or argos who dont charge a payment for C&C. The fact that some companies have starting charging for click and collect stinks and is another way to rip off the consumer and i refuse ti do business with them unless absolutely necessary
jaques_kalis

It's atrocious , a con to charge for click and collect. Tesco started … It's atrocious , a con to charge for click and collect. Tesco started doing that, now JL,, soon more will follow



Good old Tesco, always finding new ways to reward grasping shareholders by royally shafting their customers
WigBilly

Good old Tesco, always finding new ways to reward grasping shareholders … Good old Tesco, always finding new ways to reward grasping shareholders by royally shafting their customers



And see what that attitude will do to them over the next few years. Another behemoth private enterprise in line to be destroyed by its own greed by cheaper/nimbler competition.
Edited by: "hcc27" 5th May 2016
WigBilly

Good old Tesco, always finding new ways to reward grasping shareholders … Good old Tesco, always finding new ways to reward grasping shareholders by royally shafting their customers


Returning benefit to shareholder is correct, but the killer shafting customer is due to cummulative 10% gowth year on year. Should be 0% cummulative growth as gorwth plateaus to a gentle flat curve as otherwise for a giant supermarket, for a fixed customer population, consumption has to ,in principle, double every ten years due to year on year growth on sales e.g. if you eat 4 sausages today, you have to eat 8 sauages after ten years as an illustrative general concept.
splender

Returning benefit to shareholder is correct, but the killer shafting … Returning benefit to shareholder is correct, but the killer shafting customer is due to cummulative 10% gowth year on year. Should be 0% cummulative growth as gorwth plateaus to a gentle flat curve as otherwise for a giant supermarket, for a fixed customer population, consumption has to ,in principle, double every ten years due to year on year growth on sales e.g. if you eat 4 sausages today, you have to eat 8 sauages after ten years as an illustrative general concept.


They don't have a fixed customer population though, do they? Theoretically everyone who shops in Sainsburys, Morrisons, etc is a potential Tesco customer. If they were a monopoly, then they would, but for the minute, they should still be trying to tempt new customers to increase their growth.
pitbullmern

thats why i would rather use currys or argos who dont charge a payment … thats why i would rather use currys or argos who dont charge a payment for C&C. The fact that some companies have starting charging for click and collect stinks and is another way to rip off the consumer and i refuse ti do business with them unless absolutely necessary



I guess you think the IT infrastructure, delivery to the store and all the associated manpower involved in processing the click and collect is free? Don't be surprised if lots more do it.

As John Lewis and Tesco, both ship the item to the store, there is an inherent cost associated with the order, in addition to normal processing, that's why both companies were losing money offering it for free, and why they introduced the fee.

Whereas Currys, Argos, Halfords etc. you can only collect stuff from a store that has it in stock, so it costs the effort of a probably under-utilised member of staff, to go and pick it off the shelve and put in near the counter.

I don't much like paying, but understand why they charge.

mike
Edited by: "mbuckhurst" 5th May 2016
Just because people don't really understand how click and collect works.
Your order doesn't come in with a store delivery. It is couriered which COSTS MONEY to the company in question - most expensive products are free to click and collect as obviously they're making more money, but say you click and collect a dvd or game from Tesco which is under the limit, they've lost a big part of the profit there.
Click and collect is more convenience of not having to be in when it's delivered, the charge is a courier charge. It's not going to be free ever again lol
I bought one of these without reading any info written on here.
I just assumed it would play all my music from my phone through my speakers.
But it's not as straight forward as that.
While it's good at what it does,it doesn't play all your music,or Spotify for that matter.
It doesn't play my iTunes music,doesn't play my Amazon music,and only plays my google play music,when I went online and added loads of my music to a music manager app.
I was hoping I was going to be able to listen to all the music I own through my iPad,phone etc.....but in truth,it's very limiting.
I bought one Chromecast Audio recently when on deal in Currys. Loved it so much I bought a second. I now use it in preference to Bluetooth streaming. Better quality audio, more relaible / fewer dropouts and less hard on Phone / Tablet batteries
Cumbrian Hammer

I bought one of these without reading any info written on here.I just … I bought one of these without reading any info written on here.I just assumed it would play all my music from my phone through my speakers.But it's not as straight forward as that.While it's good at what it does,it doesn't play all your music,or Spotify for that matter.It doesn't play my iTunes music,doesn't play my Amazon music,and only plays my google play music,when I went online and added loads of my music to a music manager app.I was hoping I was going to be able to listen to all the music I own through my iPad,phone etc.....but in truth,it's very limiting.



It does stream Spotify. Apparently you need premium service to do so.
Cumbrian Hammer

I bought one of these without reading any info written on here.I just … I bought one of these without reading any info written on here.I just assumed it would play all my music from my phone through my speakers.But it's not as straight forward as that.While it's good at what it does,it doesn't play all your music,or Spotify for that matter.It doesn't play my iTunes music,doesn't play my Amazon music,and only plays my google play music,when I went online and added loads of my music to a music manager app.I was hoping I was going to be able to listen to all the music I own through my iPad,phone etc.....but in truth,it's very limiting.



​you can use either a dlna app on your phone or a bit more trouble you can do what I do and use it as a squeezebox player with a free squeezebox server proggie - it works fine as long as you don't expect it to be as good as the superb and sadly now long killed off squeezebox players .. down to my last duet now so the chromecast is useful to extend the life a little more
this has breathed new life to my(formally stored in loft) 20 year old Bose cd system. works and sounds great
What are the odds on this being the same price in store?
Bought three from curry's. Spotify had problems (wouldn't play if you skipped a track) moved to Google play music and so far everything good. Currently one through Samsung speaker the other through tv.
If you've got a PC or a spare laptop on a cupboard set up a Plex server. I think the basic service is free. It collates very well all your music, to and movies and with the app allows you to cast to chromecasts in my opinion it's probably one of the best home entertainment bit of software out there!!
Sorry about my English!
Surely there is an error in the description? Isn't the headphone socket output only? Surely it needs connecting to an aux input? oO
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