Google Chromecast Audio £20 with code CAST5 at Currys
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Google Chromecast Audio £20 with code CAST5 at Currys

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Found 13th Nov 2015
Currys have the Google Chromecast Audio for £20 when using voucher code CAST5.

Chromecast Audio is a small device that plugs into your speaker for streaming music over Wi-Fi.
Once set up, simply use your iPhone®, iPad®, Android phone or tablet, Mac® or Windows® laptop or Chromebook to cast your favourite tunes to the best speakers in the house.*

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Thanks perfect for my Zeppelin

Cheers!! Needed another one of these for my daughter's birthday. They're great value at £30 never mind £25.

excellent when they work, I find Google Play a bit more temperamental than Spotify Connect but it's workable.

Thanks- £20 with voucher for me

I just got it for £20. CAST code gives £5 off marked price of £25. Woo Hoo!

Thanks! Bargain at £20 with the CAST5 code. Free next day delivery, too.

Smuggling Pnuts

Thanks perfect for my Zeppelin



I am envious, I've always wanted a dirigible with a decent sound system.

Yes it's actually even better value than the deal suggests. £20 when using the CAST5 code plus free delivery too!

Does anyone know if these have any advantage over similar bluetooth devices with aptx protocol?

I understand that wifi can shift more data more quickly than bluetooth, but not what affect this might have on the output.

Ta.

Original Poster

Oh, they dropped the price to £25! When I posted it was £30 - price updated
Edited by: "threshal" 13th Nov 2015

So....this works with Spotify, right?

Brilliant cheers OP

dean_brfc

So....this works with Spotify, right?



Yes.

M_z

Does anyone know if these have any advantage over similar bluetooth … Does anyone know if these have any advantage over similar bluetooth devices with aptx protocol?I understand that wifi can shift more data more quickly than bluetooth, but not what affect this might have on the output.Ta.



I've ordered it anyway, then I can find out for myself and sell the one I like the least on ebay. Looks like the Chromecast has an optical output, so could go directly into a DAC? That could be interesting.

Joshimitsu91

Yes.



Great thanks, just ordered.

It has optical output as well? That's a bonus.
Edited by: "dean_brfc" 13th Nov 2015

M_z

Does anyone know if these have any advantage over similar bluetooth … Does anyone know if these have any advantage over similar bluetooth devices with aptx protocol?I understand that wifi can shift more data more quickly than bluetooth, but not what affect this might have on the output.Ta.


Its independent of your phone, you phone is just a remote. So your not streaming through your mobile, to the speaker via bluetooth, so a increased battery life. The exception is if your playing stored media, but even then its using just wifi rather than wife and bluetooth. I also understand that it will do multiroom support in the future, so all the speakers round the house (like SONOS) will play the same thing.

M_z

I've ordered it anyway, then I can find out for myself and sell the one I … I've ordered it anyway, then I can find out for myself and sell the one I like the least on ebay. Looks like the Chromecast has an optical output, so could go directly into a DAC? That could be interesting.



Your have to buy a 3.5mm to optical adapter... Chromecast audio cable page
Edited by: "lgmdaniel" 13th Nov 2015

lgmdaniel

Your have to buy a 3.5mm to optical adapter... Chromecast audio cable page



There isn't such a thing as a 3.5mm to optical adapter is there? A DAC will have an optical (digital) input - that's what it does, Digital to Analogue Converter.

From that page, it's the toslink cable that will be required. One end into the Chromecast, one end into the DAC.

Edit: Ah...is mini toslink 3.5mm? I was thinking you meant 3.5mm analogue. Didn't even know there was a mini toslink connection!
Edited by: "dean_brfc" 13th Nov 2015

lgmdaniel

Your have to buy a 3.5mm to optical adapter... Chromecast audio cable page


Many thanks. So, will that be the equivalent of the optical output from my CD player? So it will bypass any DAC that is built into the Chromecast, and use my separate one?

dean_brfc

There isn't such a thing as a 3.5mm to optical adapter is there? A DAC … There isn't such a thing as a 3.5mm to optical adapter is there? A DAC will have an optical (digital) input - that's what it does, Digital to Analogue Converter.From that page, it's the toslink cable that will be required. One end into the Chromecast, one end into the DAC.



Yes there is, its a 'standard' looking 3.5mm jack which has the optical connection at the bottom. Quite common on laptops. Apparently the Chromecast has such a socket.

super hot deal!!! just what I've been waiting for. I can hear ebay sellers screaming on the distance

dean_brfc

There isn't such a thing as a 3.5mm to optical adapter is there? A DAC … There isn't such a thing as a 3.5mm to optical adapter is there? A DAC will have an optical (digital) input - that's what it does, Digital to Analogue Converter.From that page, it's the toslink cable that will be required. One end into the Chromecast, one end into the DAC.



You need a MINI-Toslink cable. It it optical but the end that goes into the ChromeCast is shaped like a 3.5mm plug. They are quite common. Make sure you get a Mini-Toslink to Toslink cable. Such as this one:

Fisual 0.5 m Mini to Standard Toslink Optical Cable

Halloway

You need a MINI-Toslink cable. It it optical but the end that goes into … You need a MINI-Toslink cable. It it optical but the end that goes into the ChromeCast is shaped like a 3.5mm plug. They are quite common. Make sure you get a Mini-Toslink to Toslink cable. Such as this one:Fisual 0.5 m Mini to Standard Toslink Optical Cable



Cheers, I'll get one of those ordered too.

Found this on eBay if anyone is interested, £2.27 delivered: ebay.co.uk/itm…762?hash=item1c593a00a2:g:uiQAAOSwgNRV8XNN
Edited by: "dean_brfc" 13th Nov 2015

Joshimitsu91

Yes.


You need to be a Spotify Premium user if you want to cast to a Chromecast Audio. Link

Bit stingy of them, given that you can cast to a normal Chromecast for free.

Ordered thanks

Great price, thanks OP this'll be my second and I'm tempted to get a third at this price

This looks decent, when it gets multi room it'll be very useful. There's another open source multiroom setup which was mentioned on another thread which is a lot cheaper than Sonos, but I've forgotten the name of it.

Very hot. I've had mine a month now and it's breathed life into my old Bose SoundDock. Great bit of kit..

Does that work with car audio?
Edited by: "DealHuntress2020" 13th Nov 2015

Smuggling Pnuts

Thanks perfect for my Zeppelin



​does it work with the Zepplin as most don't.

dean_brfc

Cheers, I'll get one of those ordered too.Found this on eBay if anyone is … Cheers, I'll get one of those ordered too.Found this on eBay if anyone is interested, £2.27 delivered: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/0-5m-Toslink-Male-Optical-3-5mm-Male-Mini-Jack-Digital-Audio-Cable-Lead-SPDIF-/121756057762?hash=item1c593a00a2:g:uiQAAOSwgNRV8XNN



Thanks ordered one of those, looking forward to seeing how this works.

Why is this any better than a bluetooth reciever for a £10.

bargain - been thinking about gettin one for a while but thought £30 was to much. great stuff thanks

Didn't know I needed one of these, Ordered one. Heat added

Bit of a technical question, does anyone know if I set up a mobile wifi hotspot with my phone can I then connect to this and stream to it?

benflello

Bit of a technical question, does anyone know if I set up a mobile wifi … Bit of a technical question, does anyone know if I set up a mobile wifi hotspot with my phone can I then connect to this and stream to it?



Connect to it via the same mobile, or something else?

Hey guys, can you side load Plex on these? Also, is there any support for Deezer?

dean_brfc

Connect to it via the same mobile, or something else?



Via the same mobile yes!

For multiroom setup try Soundseeder. All you need is an Android phone/tablet, PC or Raspberry Pi attached to the end speaker and one Android device to act as the master control. Connects to local media server or Google Music.

C4arlJenko

Why is this any better than a bluetooth reciever for a £10.


range of wifi compared to bluetooth and the fact your streaming from the internet instead of your device so you could turn your phone off and it would keep on streaming but if you bluetoothed form your phone the audio requires that device on and in range.
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