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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

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Useless w iPhone

    Posted
    Rb34
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    Very disappointed that this was incompatible w my iPhone, even after downloading a "broadcast" app to connect it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Podcasts Would Not Play With iPhone

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    ethouve
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    We could not get podcasts to play on this device from an iPhone so we returned it. The other functionality seemed ok.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great quality audio

    Posted
    NikM
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    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not Very Useful

    Posted
    Rocker
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    I purchased this to hook it up to my Bose Sounddock 10, so I could use it wirelessly. It is very slow to respond when you push play. Biggest drawback is that it does not play your music on you iPhone. I would not recommend it if you are Apple fanboy and invested in Apple ecosystem.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Device, but not for me...

    Posted
    FuegoInDFW
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    I like idea of the Chromecast Audio and I was really excited to use this with my Google Home. But this fell a little short with our iPhones. Maybe later down the road Apple will allow Google to do more things and I'll buy this product again. But for now it's going back to the store.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cast music

    Posted
    TooExpensive
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    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 would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    You get what you pay for

    Posted
    AppleTechStudent
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    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.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I Expected So Much More

    Posted
    ATusler
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    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.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Lies!

    Posted
    JSpirit
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    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.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Average streaming device

    Posted
    Seekdawg33
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    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

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great whole home audio solution

    Posted
    Thmstec
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    Don't waste your money on Sonos or other more expensive systems. Just get a chromecast for each room. Plug it into some speakers. Then you're good to go for much less money. Wifi setup on these has been super easy on all of my phones. Audio quality is good. Digital oiutput is available if you think you have a better DAC. So many apps support this. I think only the most trapped apple consumers (only have iPhone and only use Apple Music) will have problems using it.

    I would recommend this to a friend