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GOOGLE Chromecast Audio Was £30 Now £15 @ Currys
GOOGLE Chromecast Audio Was £30 Now £15 @ Currys

GOOGLE Chromecast Audio Was £30 Now £15 @ Currys

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Easily cast music to your speakers
Listen to your favourites anytime
Enjoy your music without interruption
Compatible with Android / iOS / Windows / OS X

223 Comments

Great was hoping these would be reduced again!

Banned

just can't bring myself to buy from Currys...horrendous customer service

Nice ordered. heat

chokwol

just can't bring myself to buy from Currys...horrendous customer service



Price match with John Lewis for 2 year warranty :-)

Heat added.
Great wee device with a credible DAC

chokwol

just can't bring myself to buy from Currys...horrendous customer service


How much customer service so you really need for a £15 item though? You can spend that on lunch.

brilliant piece of tech. got a few dotted around the house. trying to resist buying some more. excellent price for a quality product.

I've ditched mine in favour of bluetooth. I don't seem to maintain a steady connection. My WiFi signal is strong. Maybe it's my phone. I've reinstalled the app a couple of time, but it's so sketchy.

M_z

How much customer service so you really need for a £15 item though? You … How much customer service so you really need for a £15 item though? You can spend that on lunch.


So true, but maybe it's principle of supporting such a business

Am I right in thinking this needs a Wi-Fi network to function? I can't connect to it using say Wi-Fi direct and then use cached music or stream over mobile data.
--Edit--
After a bit more Googling, it appears that it's possible if you're willing to use some workarounds. Normal usage is for your phone to be on the same Wi-Fi network as the CCA, and that network needs to allow device to device communication (most hotel networks prevent this, for example).
Edited by: "andersh" 21st Nov 2016

Voucher Boy

I've ditched mine in favour of bluetooth. I don't seem to maintain a … I've ditched mine in favour of bluetooth. I don't seem to maintain a steady connection. My WiFi signal is strong. Maybe it's my phone. I've reinstalled the app a couple of time, but it's so sketchy.



Yea mine does occasionally just disconnect from the things which is a little annoying. Don't know why it does it.

Does anyone know if this can be paired with a Google Cast speaker in the same group?

Thanks, I want to try this with the localcast app (android and ios) to stream music from my Google Drive.

nice find OP, heat.

iLikeDiscount

Thanks, I want to try this with the localcast app (android and ios) to … Thanks, I want to try this with the localcast app (android and ios) to stream music from my Google Drive.


Hiya. Of interest why haven't you put your music on Play Music? Then you wouldn't need localcast.

chokwol

just can't bring myself to buy from Currys...horrendous customer service



​I would have to contest this based on recent experience.

purchased a pebble watch in December last year. it went faulty 3 weeks ago.

contacted them online and they told me to take it in to store.

Issued a full refund within 5 minutes.
I was impressed...especially as I had bought a newer pebble this year and was only going to sell the other on Ebay.

Just bought 3 to go along with the one I have already. Multi-room music for less than £100. Who needs Sonos?

Voucher Boy

I've ditched mine in favour of bluetooth. I don't seem to maintain a … I've ditched mine in favour of bluetooth. I don't seem to maintain a steady connection. My WiFi signal is strong. Maybe it's my phone. I've reinstalled the app a couple of time, but it's so sketchy.


Same here - it would work fine for a bit and then not reconnect. Mine's on eBay currently - latest bid £18 +p&p!

chokwol

just can't bring myself to buy from Currys...horrendous customer service



Remember the words of Mark Twain - 'Never argue with a Currys salesman. He'll drag you down to their level, and beat you with experience''.
Edited by: "hcc27" 21st Nov 2016

great price. Chuffed.

vidl

]Hiya. Of interest why haven't you put your music on Play Music? Then … ]Hiya. Of interest why haven't you put your music on Play Music? Then you wouldn't need localcast.



"Google Play Music still works as a media player, with the ability to store up to 50,000 songs."
greenbot.com/art…tml

Just bought another 2 to add to my collection. Multi room music at a fraction of the cost of Sonos.
Connect these to an amp (Lepy 2024a+) circa £20 and some ceiling speakers....

Nice find OP - heat added.
Edited by: "mykaloon" 21st Nov 2016

OFI

Yea mine does occasionally just disconnect from the things which is a … Yea mine does occasionally just disconnect from the things which is a little annoying. Don't know why it does it.



I grabbed a few last time they were down to this price. The intention is to replace my Squeezebox based multi-room setup with them.

I haven't got around to doing it yet, primarily because I've been loathed to pay £15 for the ethernet adapter (essentially the same price I paid for the actual chrome casts :/). You may want to consider those if you can get a ethernet cable to it.

Possibly a daft question. Can I use this to cast video from my Pixel XL to my telly?

Drooler

Possibly a daft question. Can I use this to cast video from my Pixel XL … Possibly a daft question. Can I use this to cast video from my Pixel XL to my telly?



You'll want the £20 regular Chromecast in Argos for that - this is audio only

Thanks, OP! Was looking for a deal on it =)

Drooler

Possibly a daft question. Can I use this to cast video from my Pixel XL … Possibly a daft question. Can I use this to cast video from my Pixel XL to my telly?


hotukdeals.com/dea…314

Current budget speaker recommendations to use these in a multi room system?
Edited by: "Istanbul_Kop" 21st Nov 2016

Can someone explain why I need one of these when my phone and tablet bluetooth straight to my speakers please?

Respect OP. Two bought. No need for Sonus and the like if you have a DAB radio or similar with an AUX IN input. Bargain.

Don't forget you can price match this with John Lewis. They sell it with 2 years warranty
johnlewis.com/nev…old?

Awesome spot, many thanks.

iLikeDiscount

"Google Play Music still works as a media player, with the ability to … "Google Play Music still works as a media player, with the ability to store up to 50,000 songs."http://www.greenbot.com/article/2948480/google-apps/five-google-play-music-tips-tricks-and-hidden-features.html



Hiya. That's the point I was making. You say you were storing on Drive and using localcast, I thought it would be best to store on Play Music and use the play music app.

davemhaynes

Can someone explain why I need one of these when my phone and tablet … Can someone explain why I need one of these when my phone and tablet bluetooth straight to my speakers please?



BT has a range of 10m I think? and with BT you are streaming directly from your phone, using batt and data if not on Wi-Fi. With this you stream (Wi-Fi required) from say Google Play Music straight to the Chromecast, your phone or another device acts as a remote control, so you could leave the house and music will still be playing.

vidl

Hiya. That's the point I was making. You say you were storing on Drive … Hiya. That's the point I was making. You say you were storing on Drive and using localcast, I thought it would be best to store on Play Music and use the play music app.



Yes, for most people I am sure it would be fine, but 50,000 is not enough for me
also I have the original chromecast, and use localcast to stream my movies from my "unlimited" Google Drive.

Your idea is sound though and in most use cases would be good enough, thanks!

chokwol

just can't bring myself to buy from Currys...horrendous customer service



Nope, must say, my last 6+ items - chromecasts, kettle, nowtvboxes, etc - have been all good (sealed, etc) delivered quick, free and with cashback. I'd have no hesitation ordering again.

Excellent stuff thanks, I've wanted a CC Audio for a while now. I use my other CC's quite a lot.

I love mine, great with Spotify Premium through decent speakers.

Cannot believe YouTube still doesn't have CC audio support! Using cast phone audio results in lower quality.

davemhaynes

Can someone explain why I need one of these when my phone and tablet … Can someone explain why I need one of these when my phone and tablet bluetooth straight to my speakers please?


Hiya. Some main things.
Much better sound quality - device has 192KHz.24bit DAC and offers digital optical output, and WiFi is much higher bandwidth than Bluetooth.
Your phone/tablet does not need to be on when streaming (no battery drain).
Better range over WiFi.
The ability to setup zones/groups and have all devices within zones play same music.
etc.
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