Google Chromecast Audio (save £10, now £20). Collect-in store Currys/PC World
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Google Chromecast Audio (save £10, now £20). Collect-in store Currys/PC World

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Found 5th Aug 2017
Google Chromecast Audio on offer at Currys/PC World for £20 saving £10 on RRP. Collect in-store only.
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Great deal, good find. I use mine all the time, love it. Make sure you enable Full Dynamic Range if you're using it with a proper hifi, kids. support.google.com/chr…-GB
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Great deal, good find. I use mine all the time, love it. Make sure you enable Full Dynamic Range if you're using it with a proper hifi, kids. support.google.com/chr…-GB
Great for iplayer radio etc.

need premium for spotify though ...
Will this allow me to play the audio from my computer through my Amp wirelessley?
Is this compatible with the iPod touch (3rd gen) and what's the sound quality like? Thanks
allsa00116 m ago

Will this allow me to play the audio from my computer through my Amp …Will this allow me to play the audio from my computer through my Amp wirelessley?


A quick search says there are apps that enable that, yes.

RJ112 m ago

Is this compatible with the iPod touch (3rd gen) and what's the sound …Is this compatible with the iPod touch (3rd gen) and what's the sound quality like? Thanks



Yes, but it depends on the app. Sound quality is excellent, as far as my untrained ears can tell.
I have a 2008 Ford Mondeo which has bluetooth but only for phonecalls. It does however have a phono in. Can I plug the Chromecast into the stereo, connect my iPhone via wireless to it and stream music - and then take phone calls via bluetooth?
Edited by: "oneeyedvic" 5th Aug 2017
oneeyedvic2 m ago

I have a 2008 Ford Mondeo which has bluetooth but only for phonecalls. It …I have a 2008 Ford Mondeo which has bluetooth but only for phonecalls. It does however have a phono in. Can I plug the Chromecast into the stereo, connect my iPhone via wireless to it and stream music - and then take phone calls via bluetooth?



This connects to your wifi so you'd need some wifi network in the car, so while it might be possible to do this with a phone's hot spot I think it would be a real hassle.
What speakers and an amp are recommended to use with these? Just for a small/medium size room, nothing too large or powerful.
oneeyedvic1 h, 9 m ago

I have a 2008 Ford Mondeo which has bluetooth but only for phonecalls. It …I have a 2008 Ford Mondeo which has bluetooth but only for phonecalls. It does however have a phono in. Can I plug the Chromecast into the stereo, connect my iPhone via wireless to it and stream music - and then take phone calls via bluetooth?


Nope... there are loads of solutions for that, but this isn't it... this is for more for home audio via wifi not Bluetooth...
dergal22 m ago

Nope... there are loads of solutions for that, but this isn't it... this …Nope... there are loads of solutions for that, but this isn't it... this is for more for home audio via wifi not Bluetooth...


What sort of thing? Can't be
Bluetooth otherwise the hands free won't work (only connect to one bluetooth at a time)
Wish they worked with Alexa rather than Google Home for voice control because Alexa is going to become the defacto system I just know it!
The Chromecast Audio is one of the best Bang-for-Buck hi-fi gadgets available if not the best, period. I use mine primarily to stream music from my Synology NAS, although sometimes I use it to stream BBC R6, and it works exceptionally well as a DAC - assuming you've enabled Full Dynamic Range... let me say that again, FUUULL DY-NA-MIC RAAAANGE - feeding damn fine audio into my £2k+ amplifier or Sennheiser HD650s when it's late at night as it's also a great headphone amp.

CCA ftw ::
windhoek21 m ago

The Chromecast Audio is one of the best Bang-for-Buck hi-fi gadgets …The Chromecast Audio is one of the best Bang-for-Buck hi-fi gadgets available if not the best, period. I use mine primarily to stream music from my Synology NAS, although sometimes I use it to stream BBC R6, and it works exceptionally well as a DAC - assuming you've enabled Full Dynamic Range... let me say that again, FUUULL DY-NA-MIC RAAAANGE - feeding damn fine audio into my £2k+ amplifier or Sennheiser HD650s when it's late at night as it's also a great headphone amp.CCA ftw ::

What app do you use to stream from Synology NAS to Chromecast Audio?
I've been waiting for these to drop to £15 again but this price will do. Thanks OP.
oneeyedvic1 h, 36 m ago

What sort of thing? Can't beBluetooth otherwise the hands free won't work …What sort of thing? Can't beBluetooth otherwise the hands free won't work (only connect to one bluetooth at a time)

If the car has an aux in, just use a auxiliary cable and plug into your headphone jack.
SpitTheDog40 m ago

I've been waiting for these to drop to £15 again but this price will do. …I've been waiting for these to drop to £15 again but this price will do. Thanks OP.


I've been waiting for £15 or even £14, lowest I have seen recently was £23, so will probably go for this.

Thanks OP
matthewsimms831 h, 15 m ago

What app do you use to stream from Synology NAS to Chromecast Audio?


I use Synology's own music app, DS Audio Station, with my Android phone and it does a great job all round - it even transcodes DSD to WAV on the fly to so that DSD files can be cast to the CCA. The only snag about the app (or CCA, I'm not sure which) is that there's a brief gap between tracks. Apparently, Hi-Fi Cast can play gapless, but in order to do that, the app casts audio to the CCA only after it has been received by the phone itself (meaning the phone must remain connected to the network for it to work), unlike the Synology app that casts directly from the NAS to CCA.
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SpitTheDog53 m ago

I've been waiting for these to drop to £15 again but this price will do. …I've been waiting for these to drop to £15 again but this price will do. Thanks OP.


Yeah same here, the £15 1/2 price deal was a scorcher and I wish a bought one then but £20 is pretty close. Glad I could help.

Im bringing my B&W Zeppelin back to life with mine, don't link having to use Apple lightening adapter plus the digital audio (TOSLINK) output from the Chromecasr should keep sound quality reasonable (better than using Aux I assume).
BristolBillyBob5 h, 15 m ago

Great deal, good find. I use mine all the time, love it. Make sure you …Great deal, good find. I use mine all the time, love it. Make sure you enable Full Dynamic Range if you're using it with a proper hifi, kids. https://support.google.com/chromecast/answer/6290498?hl=en-GB

I think, if you use the optical output it defaults to full dynamic range.
oneeyedvic3 h, 3 m ago

What sort of thing? Can't beBluetooth otherwise the hands free won't work …What sort of thing? Can't beBluetooth otherwise the hands free won't work (only connect to one bluetooth at a time)


Ah ... my phone lets me say this one for audio and this for calls... I've had to use an fm Bluetooth thing which isn't perfect... tbh the best thing is the other suggestion of aux in
oneeyedvic4 h, 44 m ago

I have a 2008 Ford Mondeo which has bluetooth but only for phonecalls. It …I have a 2008 Ford Mondeo which has bluetooth but only for phonecalls. It does however have a phono in. Can I plug the Chromecast into the stereo, connect my iPhone via wireless to it and stream music - and then take phone calls via bluetooth?


Forget it.

The Chromecast needs to be connected to WiFi for it to work. You can't use your phone as a WiFi mobile hotspot because the phone also needs to be connected to the same network as the Chromecast in order to communicate with the Chromecast.

So you would need a second mobile device acting as a WiFi bridge for both the Chromecast and your phone.

There are some Android apps, most decent ones requiring root, that can do it with one device but it's very, very flaky and not worth the effort.

Then you also have to power the Chromecast via mains adapter or USB power.

It's not worth the hassle especially when for £150 you can buy a decentish car system with Bluetooth music support and integration with Android and iOS.

Otherwise, there are cheaper options available including for example this (which I've never used):

David233 h, 14 m ago

Wish they worked with Alexa rather than Google Home for voice control …Wish they worked with Alexa rather than Google Home for voice control because Alexa is going to become the defacto system I just know it!


Don't think so, I have an echo dot and I am developing for it and Home, the Home model is far superior as you don't need to download skills - you get them all. Added to that google has google behind it rather than bing, its multi user, its also context aware so you etc. If google had a dot equivalent it would be killer. Alexa integration isn't that great, no deezer, google music, no chromecast ( so no Netflix, Now TV etc)
whats the best free app to play own music via chromecast audio?? I'm using galaxy S7
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M_z1 h, 26 m ago

I think, if you use the optical output it defaults to full dynamic range.



Yep, if using optical output it'll be full dynamic.

"When Chromecast Audio is connected through an optical interface (see here for compatible cables), it will always use Full Dynamic Range. Setting Full Dynamic Range to OFF won't have an effect as it will remain ON."
montana7844 m ago

whats the best free app to play own music via chromecast audio?? I'm using …whats the best free app to play own music via chromecast audio?? I'm using galaxy S7


Personally I use BubbleUPNP for my DLNA stuff for it's versatility. Music on phone to Chromecast or NAS to my Multiroom speakers etc
play.google.com/sto…_GB

Although I'm open to other suggestions if anybody else is using anything better.
spruceyb58 m ago

Personally I use BubbleUPNP for my DLNA stuff for it's versatility. Music …Personally I use BubbleUPNP for my DLNA stuff for it's versatility. Music on phone to Chromecast or NAS to my Multiroom speakers etchttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bubblesoft.android.bubbleupnp&hl=en_GBAlthough I'm open to other suggestions if anybody else is using anything better.


Would you not just "cast screen" if you're listening to music on a phone.... There's no need for an additional app. Just use whichever app you're ordinarily using for playing music.
Edited by: "medical154" 5th Aug 2017
medical15423 m ago

Would you not just "cast screen" if you're listening to music on a …Would you not just "cast screen" if you're listening to music on a phone.... There's no need for an additional app. Just use whichever app you're ordinarily using for playing music.


I have different devices. My only Chromecast is on my Android TV, my other devices are DLNA so if I move to another room.

Plus the Music app on Huawei phones doesn't have the cast option, so at least for those you need to download another music player that does. So why not have a tool that does more?
I have a sony soundbar as a primary speaker source that has optical in and a few hdmi ports it does have Bluetooth but that would mean changing the setting . Could I add this chromecasg audio and whenever I cast something fromy phome it will play via the soundbar .
damec7 h, 3 m ago

What speakers and an amp are recommended to use with these? Just for a …What speakers and an amp are recommended to use with these? Just for a small/medium size room, nothing too large or powerful.

You can use any. The best you can afford I guess, like always.
These things are brilliant. I've already got three and tempted to buy another.
Wish the Birmingham city centre store had stock. Good deal
So I guess these are being discontinued. Wonder why....
There's nothing to suggest they're discontinuing these is there? I guess they could be bringing out a newer model at some point.
spannerzone18 m ago

There's nothing to suggest they're discontinuing these is there? I guess …There's nothing to suggest they're discontinuing these is there? I guess they could be bringing out a newer model at some point.


A lot of shops seem to have stopped stocking them (Argos, John Lewis etc) - probably because they're a bit of a niche product.
captainbeaky3 m ago

A lot of shops seem to have stopped stocking them (Argos, John Lewis etc) …A lot of shops seem to have stopped stocking them (Argos, John Lewis etc) - probably because they're a bit of a niche product.



Ah yes that makes sense, I had noticed less shops selling them, maybe they're damaging sales of Sonos multi room kit as well?
windhoek17 h, 40 m ago

The Chromecast Audio is one of the best Bang-for-Buck hi-fi gadgets …The Chromecast Audio is one of the best Bang-for-Buck hi-fi gadgets available if not the best, period. I use mine primarily to stream music from my Synology NAS, although sometimes I use it to stream BBC R6, and it works exceptionally well as a DAC - assuming you've enabled Full Dynamic Range... let me say that again, FUUULL DY-NA-MIC RAAAANGE - feeding damn fine audio into my £2k+ amplifier or Sennheiser HD650s when it's late at night as it's also a great headphone amp.CCA ftw ::


OMG the late night headphones is an awesome idea. I wouldn't have thought of that!
I've got an Arcam Mini-blink so not sure I need one of these?
Funny how their eBay shop hasn't matched the reduction.
OB129 m ago

Funny how their eBay shop hasn't matched the reduction.



Clearing shop stock first I guess, then any left over go to ebay outlet maybe?
damec20 h, 38 m ago

What speakers and an amp are recommended to use with these? Just for a …What speakers and an amp are recommended to use with these? Just for a small/medium size room, nothing too large or powerful.


anything with a headphone socket, i have 6 1/2 pyle flush ceiling speakers from amazon and i use a leppy amp from amazon, its not going to blow your roof off but its more than enough , you can also link these like a sonos system, iv got my full house with google homes and chromecasts, and can chose zones or full house.
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