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GOOGLE Chromecast Audio £20 @ Currys + Free Delivery
GOOGLE Chromecast Audio £20 @ Currys + Free Delivery

GOOGLE Chromecast Audio £20 @ Currys + Free Delivery

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Cast your favourite music from your phone or tablet straight to your speakers.

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Thanks, can't even get them used on eBay for £20. Just ordered a few to finish the house

Love mine. Got 3 plus a Google Cast speaker.

But to cast btsport from the tablet to tv i need bt broadband. Correct ? Or should be fine with Virgin Media ?

Original Poster

this is the audio version not the tv one

Cheers AA, time to buy

Good deal, heat added

Great device, but bloody annoying to use, so unreliable.

£6 overpriced surely?.


Still a fantastic device for the money.
Edited by: "mxer450" 25th Aug 2016

If you care about audio quality over multiroom buy a £5 white nowtv box. Google's dac and sound hardware implementation is dreadful as the sound is harsh and thin eww.

trd

If you care about audio quality over multiroom buy a £5 white nowtv box. … If you care about audio quality over multiroom buy a £5 white nowtv box. Google's dac and sound hardware implementation is dreadful as the sound is harsh and thin eww.



Never heard of this, interesting.

I have a couple of dormant nowtv boxes, might have to google this one, cheers

mxer450

Never heard of this, interesting.I have a couple of dormant nowtv boxes, … Never heard of this, interesting.I have a couple of dormant nowtv boxes, might have to google this one, cheers



Google's chromecast audio measured fine when tested archimago.blogspot.co.uk/201…tml Sounds decent to me, too. I've compared the analogue output of mine to music playing from its digital output through a DAC and to the same music playing through a soundcard - the chromecast's analogue output sounded good.

Of course, if you've got NowTV boxes floating round spare, or can buy cheap, you'd save a few £s

trd

If you care about audio quality over multiroom buy a £5 white nowtv box. … If you care about audio quality over multiroom buy a £5 white nowtv box. Google's dac and sound hardware implementation is dreadful as the sound is harsh and thin eww.



Not heard of casting music to now TV boxes. How is it done?

Wasn't this £15 from Currys in a previous bank holiday sale this year?

buliztik

Wasn't this £15 from Currys in a previous bank holiday sale this year?


It was £15 last time, and the time before it was £15 before someone else started selling it for £15 so Currys sold it for £14

trd

If you care about audio quality over multiroom buy a £5 white nowtv box. … If you care about audio quality over multiroom buy a £5 white nowtv box. Google's dac and sound hardware implementation is dreadful as the sound is harsh and thin eww.


Please can you explain further as I have one of these boxes.
Thanks

Surely you're comparing the NowTV to the HDMI Chromecast, not this audio version? if not, then I'd also be very interested as i have spare white boxes around the place.

It's been said before, but for the benefit of those who haven't tried and to which this applies...

Chromecast audio (CCA) can offer a marked improvement over headphone out on a lot of smartphones (likely due better dac or more appropriate output voltage). I even prefer the quality over the headphone amp on my marantz amp (although not surprising when you look into typical specs).

Turn the CCA volume down and plug headphones into the jack of the CCA. Start casting music, adjust the volume to suit and enjoy.

This was the case for me with beyerdynamic dt770 pro 80ohm. Your mileage may vary, as they say

heluva

But to cast btsport from the tablet to tv i need bt broadband. Correct ? … But to cast btsport from the tablet to tv i need bt broadband. Correct ? Or should be fine with Virgin Media ?



​this won't work for video streams, this version is audio only.

Thinking about going the Chromecast route and building speakers into the ceiling and wall.

Anyone recommend any speakers for this? I see they have to be active, unless powered by an external amp, which could be an issue for in wall and ceiling speakers I think.

trd

If you care about audio quality over multiroom buy a £5 white nowtv box. … If you care about audio quality over multiroom buy a £5 white nowtv box. Google's dac and sound hardware implementation is dreadful as the sound is harsh and thin eww.



Have you enabled high dynamic range on the Google Cast app when setting it up? I makes a massive difference if you're getting tinny sound.

buddn07

Love mine. Got 3 plus a Google Cast speaker.


What speaker have you got? Would you recommend it?

Heat added. These devices are brilliant!!

andisitadeal

Google's chromecast audio measured fine when tested … Google's chromecast audio measured fine when tested http://archimago.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/measurements-google-chromecast-audio.html Sounds decent to me, too. I've compared the analogue output of mine to music playing from its digital output through a DAC and to the same music playing through a soundcard - the chromecast's analogue output sounded good.Of course, if you've got NowTV boxes floating round spare, or can buy cheap, you'd save a few £s



+1 - sounds excellent to me on quite a high end system - are you using low bit rate MP3s because their deficiencies will readily show..?

buddn07

Love mine. Got 3 plus a Google Cast speaker.



You champ, you!!

barbiegirl

+1 - sounds excellent to me on quite a high end system - are you using … +1 - sounds excellent to me on quite a high end system - are you using low bit rate MP3s because their deficiencies will readily show..?



Fine for me too. Running through a yamaha amp and Boston acoustics speakers it's perfectly adequate for my non-audiophile ears

fishmaster

Great device, but bloody annoying to use, so unreliable.



​Not had a problem with the ones I have. Only disappointment is that you can't desktop Spotify to them
Edited by: "declanmorrow" 26th Aug 2016

declanmorrow

​Not had a problem with the ones I have. Only disappointment is that you … ​Not had a problem with the ones I have. Only disappointment is that you can't desktop Spotify to them



If you have a Mac you can try (free) soundcast app.

buddn07

Love mine. Got 3 plus a Google Cast speaker.


Hiya, Could recommend a Google cast speaker ? Not so expensive !!

got 3 of these dotted about the house. im not a audiophile so I just love the whole concept and how cheap and easy it is to set up.

jkcool

Hiya, Could recommend a Google cast speaker ? Not so expensive !!



You can plug chromecast into any speaker that has a 3.5mm socket on it and is powered (i.e.an active speaker). Nothing special required as long as u have wi-fi in your house..

trd

If you care about audio quality over multiroom buy a £5 white nowtv box. … If you care about audio quality over multiroom buy a £5 white nowtv box. Google's dac and sound hardware implementation is dreadful as the sound is harsh and thin eww.


This is nonsense, they sound great.

Got John Lewis to price match in store earlier. They include a 2 year warranty.

buddn07

Love mine. Got 3 plus a Google Cast speaker.


Can you add the Google Cast speaker to a multiroom setup? Was looking at picking up a cheap LG H3 which support google cast, but i didn't think it could join a chromecast multi-room group.

Yup they sound awful and tinny out of the box until you set the 'full dynamic range' setting to On.

Sounds great through my amp and 25-years old but still good Wharfedale speakers.

Cold though as I thought the going "cheap price" for these was £15, not £20
Edited by: "techno12" 26th Aug 2016

declanmorrow

​Not had a problem with the ones I have. Only disappointment is that you … ​Not had a problem with the ones I have. Only disappointment is that you can't desktop Spotify to them


tried the spotify web app and cast with chrome instead?

fuzzy_logic

Can you add the Google Cast speaker to a multiroom setup? Was looking at … Can you add the Google Cast speaker to a multiroom setup? Was looking at picking up a cheap LG H3 which support google cast, but i didn't think it could join a chromecast multi-room group.


yes u can

e4kenndr

yes u can


cool, thanks

trd

If you care about audio quality over multiroom buy a £5 white nowtv box. … If you care about audio quality over multiroom buy a £5 white nowtv box. Google's dac and sound hardware implementation is dreadful as the sound is harsh and thin eww.


please share any info you have regarding this. If can use nowtv as multi zone audio device I would be very interested

Hey, this probably doesn't belong in this thread but Freepostcodelottery have a referral deal where if you sign up to Quidco through them and spend £10+ pounds you get £10 cashback on both Quidco and freepostcodelottery. So £20 total cashback. I just used it on this to potentially get a free chromecast audio after cashback (+ measly 1% Quidco cashback on top of that)
Worth a shot, hope this helps others

Straight to your speakers? Straight to your amp you mean!
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