Google's Chromecast Audio Goes Multi-Room And High-Resolution

Chris CrumIT Management

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In September, Google unveiled Chromecast Audio, which is a separate device from the regular Chromecast, which lets you connect speakers to stream music from Chromecast-supported apps. It supports RCA, 3.5 mm and optical speaker inputs, and costs $35 like the regular Chromecast.

Google just announced an update for the device giving it multi-room support. Now, users will be able to hook up several speakers and cast music or audio apps throughout their homes.

"You can mix and match speaker brands (even the old ones in your garage) while still getting the highest quality audio through WiFi," a spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews. "At only $35 per Chromecast Audio, multi-room support brings an affordable audio experience that has previously been exclusive to those with expensive WiFi systems and products."

One cool thing about the multi-room support is that you'll be able to play the same song in multiple rooms, which will be nice for people who enjoy listening to music while cleaning the house. It should also be ideal for parties.

Google is also rolling out high-resolution audio support of up to 96KHz/24bit lossless audio playback.

"You can enjoy higher-than-CD-quality audio on your existing high fidelity audio equipment," the company says.

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