We could not get podcasts to play on this device from an iPhone so we returned it. The other functionality seemed ok.
Great quality audio over wifi but setting up AudioCast on my iphone and ipad was a bit challenging. It only worked when I updated my iOS to latest version. Also does not appear to wake up the receiver so that has to be done manually.
Excellent product. I got two whicj can be connected into a group to stream at the same time - awesome feature. Only complaint is wih Apple. Iphones are not compatible but you can always get a cheap android tablet just for casting music Both chromecast audio I own work flawlessly and are easy to set up
I bought this item because it was on sale and included a $10 gift card. It's limited in what it can do. You have to use a very limited selection of apps (Pandora and a couple of others for iPhone people). It's a cheap way to get wireless functionality for playing music but it's not great.
I was introduced to the Chromecast Audio by David Pogue's review on Yahoo Tech. When he was with the NY Times I found him to be very realistic and unswayed by all the tech hype. I should have read the review closer and checked some comments. The thing works, but it's clunky. The sound quality is only so-so, and it's not iPhone friendly. Ah, well, it was cheap.
Google claims this works with iPhone. It does not! There are only a few apps from the app store that will function with it. You can NOT listen to your own music from the iPhone with this device. It was a very big disappointment. Reading more about it, it all makes sense. But the packaging leads you to believe it works with iPhone no problem.
The google chrome audio works. I wanted something that could turn my Bose sounddock ii speaker wireless. The chrome audio worked. I like how when I cast my music that I can still use my device as if it is not connected at all. My main complaint is that is does not work with iTunes or my music app on my iPhone. That knocked my rating down a star. Then for the price, I was not shocked, overwhelmed and just plain impressed by this device. Is was just average