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    iTunes support?   (10 Answers)

    The guy at the Best Buy store said I could use chromecast audio with my iPad Mini and my MacBook Air. But I did some research at home and it looks like chromecast audio DOES NOT support iTunes, which is what I want to use it for. (I've loaded a bunch of my CDs into iTunes and want to play them through my amplifier.) Before I load any apps, I want to be sure chrome cast audio supports iTunes. Can anyone confirm that it does or does not support iTunes on an iPad Mini or MacBook Air?

    By Anonymous October 15, 2015.

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      He's right that it doesn't support iTunes -- but no problem. Download the free version of Google Play Music and it will grab all your iTunes library and load it into a Google cloud automatically. It will even grab new songs as you add them to iTunes. Then use the Play Music App on your Mini or Air to play your iTunes songs through Chromecast Audio. Works great. Nice interface too. The alternative is an App called Plex, which also works, but I like Play Music just fine.

      By NotContinuous October 20, 2015.

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      Can I cast to 2 different receivers at the same time?   (11 Answers)

      I have 2 receivers- 1 in my bar/game room and 1 in the living room. I would love to be able to listen to the same thing throughout the house (yes they are on the same wireless network) if I hooked these up to both AUX ports in the receivers could I cast to both at the same time so I would have everything play throughout the house?

      By TJ November 19, 2015.

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        Now that Chromecast Audio has a "multi-room" feature, yes you can absolutely do this. Just open up the Chromecast app and create an "audio group", see https://support.google.com/chromecast/answer/6328691 for more. I did this in my house and it sounds great!

        By Luke December 18, 2015.

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        can i plug chromecast audio into my receivers RCA jacks using a converter plug to 3.5 mm? I currently have my phone playing through a video jack   (11 Answers)

        By RonM September 29, 2015.

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          sure, just be sure to use a quality stereo RCA to Mini cable though, because if you don't use a stereo cable it will most likely only play in mono...

          By thewaynetra1n December 27, 2015.

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          Is the power cord just for charging the Chromecast device, or does it need to be plugged in for power to operate?   (13 Answers)

          By gotero December 21, 2015.

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            CCA device has NO battery. It only works when fed by 5volt USB. It also only works when logged onto wifi. An external USB battery or a speaker with a USB port would run it untethered to the wall.

            By SymbaScott January 8, 2016.

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            Stream to Original Chromecast and Chromecast Audio at the same time?   (5 Answers)

            I have a Chromecast plugged into my TV HDMI... If I buy a Chromecast Audio and plug it into a remote speaker will I be able to stream to both devices at the same time, or will I need to purchase a second Chromecast Audio for use with my sound bar???

            By Spike February 3, 2016.

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              You will need an additional CCA, the original chromecast cannot be grouped with the audio version. However the # of audio versions grouped together appears to be limitless.

              By WhyPhyGuy February 26, 2016.

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              Can the GCA plug into a receiver (Yamaha) so I can play music through multiple speakers? If so, how? Diagram shows device plugging into back of speaker only.   (5 Answers)

              By JohnS April 16, 2017.

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                You sure can, I have it plugged into my Sony receiver. You'll need a 3.5mm (plugs into the Chromecast) to RCA cable (plugs into one of your receivers audio inputs), download the Google home app to configure it, and use a streaming service to play through it (I use Spotify). Then if you have another able speaker /receiver, you can hook up another Chromecast to it and stream in perfect harmony.

                By Neil May 26, 2017.

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              Does this device function with the Android Spotify app?

              By Eddie October 21, 2015.

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                Yes it does but you must have a Spotify premium account, does not work with the free version.

                By ggotnomoney October 22, 2015.

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                Does this work well for vacations? We would want to connect to hotel or resort wifi and use with a portable speaker. Some places require login to access internet and smaller ones dont.   (5 Answers)

                By Grannygeek December 14, 2016.

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                  Now that you are able to setup a discreet network between your mobile device, or tablet, and the Chromecast Audio, this is an awesome option for vacationing.

                  By mdbeer January 16, 2017.

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                What Chromecast Audio apps let you stream your own music for free?   (10 Answers)

                What Chromecast Audio apps let you stream your own music for free except Google Play?

                By Anonymous January 4, 2016.

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                  Besides Google Play Music, Apple Music, and Spotify will let you stream your own library. I haven't tried Apple Music and don't plan to. I tried Spotify but wasn't too happy with it which is why I use Play Music.

                  By Ralcantara79 January 8, 2016.

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                  will this connect to a bose radio auxiliary input?   (10 Answers)

                  By Anonymous March 16, 2016.

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                    If its 3.5mm or it has another analog input with adapter

                    By moosepoop March 25, 2016.

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