Main Content

Customer Ratings & Reviews

Google - Chromecast Audio - Black-Front_Standard

Google - Chromecast Audio - Black

Model: RUX-J42SKU: 4532100

Customer rating

Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 2330 reviews

94%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews

Pros

Cons

Customer ratings & reviews

Page 1, showing1-9 of 9 Reviews mentioning:
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worked as advertised

    Posted
    Kelly
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    A little more delay compared to Bluetooth but better sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    works for speakers that do not have bluetooth

    Posted
    Ajay76
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this to work with my Google home to play music throughout my house; however, there is a lag between it and the google home speaker so it sounds terrible Moreover I would use it for my speakers outside but it has to be plugged in to an outlet to work. This does not work for me but the product works fine just not for my purposes.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Delays

    Posted
    Ozthegnp
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I wanted to stream audio to sonos and watch a movie at the same time, but it is too slow and has a delay. For only music isvery good!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does exactly what I was hoping for

    Posted
    Apolo0091
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    These are perfect for casting audio to speakers that are too far away from my device I want to cast from. There is a delay in audio that is not noticed when casting music but you can notice if its a video. Great quality otherwise.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Quality

    Posted
    MbtNav
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    When I bought Chromecast Audio I thought that it will be very bad in sound quality, and that not is true. The only thing that I do not like is that when I see videos in chrome browser, the audio is delay by 1 or 2 seconds. Nevertheless, it is worthy for $35.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well for google stuff

    Posted
    TmHnl
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Works well for google stuff. I like the ability to get a couple of different ones of these and hook them up in different groups, letting you stream music to multiple stereos at once. What's very frustrating is that you can't just stream audio from your phone reliably. While you can stream phone audio using the google home app, it ends up getting broken up and sounding too laggy to be usable for music. As a result, I can't listen to my Prime music with this app (and of course Amazon has no interest in building chromecast into their app for competitive reasons).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    okay for some; functionality limited without bt

    Posted
    joan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    pro: good for multi-speaker synchronization casting easy to use works okay for primary purpose cons: does not have bluetooth --- meaning will not work with music that don't support google cast (except android) for music streaming with android, the packet loss ( from interference) is much worse than bluetooth. I believe this is due the inherent design of WiFI vs. bluetooth (more resistant to interference). However, this makes music streaming, even with android, pretty useless. when trying to streaming audio of a video, there is always a delay, unlike with bluetooth the above mentioned flaws makes this device extremely limited in usage scenarios -- i.e. if you only want to listen to music with google-cast only app, then it's okay. if you don't need multi-speaker synchronization, don't get this device.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Economical Whole House Audio!

    Posted
    brianpsu
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I've 4 of these connected in my house: living room entertainment center, office computer speakers, line-in to a bluetooth speaker in the bedroom and a cheap amp to some outdoor speakers. Using speakers that were already in my house, I now have full house audio for a $100 investment!!! I've admired Sonos for about 10 years now, but couldn't justify the cost of buying all their speakers. Chromecast Audio provides full control over what speakers are in what groups and the volume they play at. I've grouped adjacent rooms, whole house, etc. and its great to walk from room to room and not detect any major delay in the audio. My only gripe is that I wished this functionality worked with my video Chromecast.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Audio Streamer

    Posted
    Broderick
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I now have 5 of these in our house to replace/hook into the bluetooth speakers we had in each room. They work extremely well for any app that supports casting to them (almost all apps), and they can mirror your device's whole audio for apps that don't. They aren't the perfect solution though, there is significant lag when mirroring audio, which makes them unusable for trying to watch video on your device's screen and audio over the chromecast. They can also be occasionally buggy at times, but overall, work very well. The main reason we got them is to avoid having to track down which device is connected the bluetooth speaker, then disconnect it so yours can connect. With Chromecast you can simply "cast" to the speaker and it will override what is playing currently. The audio quality is excellent for apps that support casting. Others can control volume and play/pause what is playing on any of the chromecasts through the google cast app. I do wish the google cast app wasn't so content-centric and defaulted to device-view first.

    I would recommend this to a friend