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In my home, we listen to A LOT of music. My husband likes to listen to his favorite songs when he’s working from home or working out in the garage. I always need something to jam to when I’m folding laundry or cleaning the kitchen. My boys like to have music to dance to, play outside to, or sing along with…all the time!
Since we have music on basically every minute of the waking hours, I was excited to learn about the Google Chomecast Audio device at Best Buy. With this gadget, you can listen to music on any speakers in your home. You don’t need Bluetooth enabled speakers either, since these devices work on Wi-Fi…which also means a much better, more clear sound!
We stream music with our phones, laptop, Macbook, and iPads with Chromecast audio. With the device that’s connected, we can quickly adjust the volume or play and pause the songs. If you are using a phone, you can still send texts and take calls without interrupting your music.
The same music can be played in multiple rooms in the house when you group Chromecast Audio devices together. We sometimes do this so James can hear the music in the garage while I’m listening to it in the bedroom. Or I will turn it on in separate rooms if I’m cleaning. I really like this because the music doesn’t have to move for everyone to enjoy it everywhere.
I will be honest, we have a couple Bluetooth speakers in our house already. I wasn’t expecting the quality of the Chromcast audio to be that much better. BUT…I was pleasantly surprised! The sound does, in fact, come out of the speaker clearer, and the fact that there aren’t any interruptions is a nice perk as well.
Setting up the Google Chromecast Audio device was really easy. James did it with his Android smart phone first. He was directed to download the free Google Home app, and then there was a tutorial to walk you through how to “cast” your music to the speaker.
The tiny button for Chromecast shows up in compatible apps, so you can open your favorite app, click the icon, and you are jamming!
Google Chromecast works with the music stored on your devices, as well as many popular apps. Use YouTube, Google Play Music, I Heart Radio, Pandora and more to entertain everyone in your home.