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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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing for price

    Posted
    Motofan
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    Worked very well with my audio receiver and can transmit music wirelessly to speaker in other rooms. Only drawback is can't send youtube video music to this device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good product easy to use lacks apple compatibility

    Posted
    Nick
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    Nice, works well, but is difficult to stop after it has been playing for a while and your phone is not in the app that your using to play from, similar to the chromecast video. I only have one so I can't speak about the grouping capabilities, not yet anyway.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for older soundbar

    Posted
    BonnieB
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    My Philips soundbar doesn't have Bluetooth input. So I added this Chromecast so I could play music from my phone. NOTE: this Chromecast is AUDIO ONLY and will not do video.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Quality

    Posted
    MbtNav
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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    does exactly what it's supposed to

    Posted
    mobilederek
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    I'm looking forward to when it can sync between speakers but for now it does exactly what I want. My only concern is that it runs a little hot if you leave it plugged in all the time. FYI- this will not play the audio from youtube videos.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    PERFECT!

    Posted
    Norm
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    If you have a chromecast, you know what this is. Easy and convenient way to stream AUDIO ONLY to any stereo in your house. Honestly, I cannot see why you wouldn't get one of these for every stereo or one of the video ones for every TV in the house. Easy to pair with phones and PCs/tablets and easy to stream.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for cast to dumb speaker or AV w/ no TV

    Posted
    GeorgeTwang
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    This is a great device for casting to a set of dumb" speakers or for casting music to an AV receiver and you wont wish to have your TV in usage while listening. It would have been nice to just see a chromecast plus or something that did both video and audio but just had an 3.5mm plug for analog output. Also I wish the multi room audio was supported at the time of purchase. I still haven't heard about that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    okay for some; functionality limited without bt

    Posted
    joan
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Product, With Caveat

    Posted
    RaleighNC
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    Works as advertised... though I was expecting to be able to stream the audio from YouTube videos through the unit. Turns out you can't do that, bummer. Stinks for things like NPR Tiny Desk Concerts that are only in video format. Beyond this though, the unit works well with my receiver and acts as a de facto wireless function add-on. I added it to the receiver running my speakers in the deck, garage and sunroom. I can change the (Pandora) music without having to get within Bluetooth range or go inside.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great with Google Home

    Posted
    TallJustin
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    I was a little hesitant on purchasing this a year ago when I first heard about it. I didn't feel like casting music like I do with Netflix and other video off my laptop to my Chromecast connected TV. So when Google Home came out and I began to connect my house with Hue lights I jumped on the idea of trying it out. Let me tell you, this thing is so cool, I'm totally looking at getting more! Not only does it sound great and work with my local stations via iHeartRadio but I can play music from YouTube Red or Google Play Music through my Home Group, which takes my CC Audio and pairs the sound with the Google Home. So now when I walk between two rooms in my apartment, I hear the same music playing at the same volume. I love this little device. Definitely will be getting another soon!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Audio Streamer

    Posted
    Broderick
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    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