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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

    Died after less than a year

    Posted
    feelfreetoblameme
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    When it worked, it was okay: sound quality was rather poor when directly connected, a little bit better when connected with the optical out (that is a great feature, I must say). At some point, it stopped showing up in my cast devices but I didn't dig it out from behind my stereo (my fault) in time to file a warranty claim and now of course it is too late. Google refused to replace it. It is cheap for what it does but look elsewhere for longevity. Then again, maybe can't expect that much from a cheap and cheaply made device.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Good idea but limited feature!

    Posted
    Vinh

    Reason that I got this Chrome Audio is that I just want to listen songs from youTube without turning on TV or seeing bad ads. THIS DEVICE DOES NOT SUPPORT YOUTUBLE, so it's considered useless to me; I could play my favorite songs via my current ChromeCast without spending $35 and a trip to BestBuy. Anyhow, I just wanted to drop few lines to let folks who want to do what I just mentioned above know limitations of this device and save time and money. For now, hold on your purchase until Google enhance/update this device. Thanks.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Wasteful redundancy

    Posted
    HonestJon

    First off, the name is misleading. I bought this device to do one thing, to allow me to listen to the music on my phone through my home stereo. Turns out I would have been better off with a bluetooth receiver, because chromecast audio does not allow you to cast music to it. Sure, it streams music from apps like Pandora and Spotify but I don't need a chromecast for that. My phone can already do that.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Had problems with sound dropped over wi-fi

    Posted
    tjj64
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I was excited to see this product as it connects to my Bose speaker system with the 3.5mm connection and that it would go on my network as a wi-fi device and use wi-fi to stream music from my Mac Retina laptop using iTunes. But, I found that the device would drop occasional a random second or so of music - so it made it horrible - a nuisance - and unusable. Tried many fixes but nothing could overcome this problem - so returned it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not for iPhone

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

    This is an awesome idea, and I thought with it being google, it would do it well. I was wrong. The package says it works with Spotify and iPhone, so I thought it would work with Spotify on my Mac and Spotify on my iPhone. They both connected and I could play music, but it would make it about a minute into a song and just stop. I took it back the next day and got my money back.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    NOT EASY TO SETUP

    Posted
    BMT1

    Seriously misleading. Cannot connect easily to 5 Ghz networks and does not stay connected to the network. Cannot use with an iPhone Apple Music. Limited applications available on the iPhone. Impossible to set up. I've been trying to set up this device for the past twenty minutes and it continues to disconnect from the network. Seriously I hate this thing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    ONLINE MUSIC ONLY

    Posted
    ImHappyNow
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    If you intended to play music that is ACTUALLY on your phone, then this device is NOT FOR YOU. It will only play music through a streaming app. I have 50 GB of music on my phone. This device allows me to access NONE of it. I don't need it. I can already hook my phone up to my speaker... through the headphone jack on my phone and the same wire provided. Its going back to BestBuy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Lies!

    Posted
    JSpirit
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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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: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not Very Useful

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

    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: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not What It States

    Posted
    uboatcommander
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Based on the product description, I thought I would be able to stream my large collection of MP3's from my laptop to stereo system. The Chromecast Audio is not compatible with Windows Media Player. It also will not play songs unless they're from an online service, or uploaded into the Google Play library.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not for Apple Users

    Posted
    Rugger

    If you are an Apple/Mac user, do not purchase this product! Not compatible with Apple Music. Even with approved applications like Slacker Radio, you have to press play AFTER EVERY SINGLE SONG. I did not do due diligence and assumed it would work. What a waste of my time. "Don't go there! It's a TRAP!" :;-/

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Didn't work for me

    Posted
    Monkey
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Unfortunately this product didn't work with my Bose speakers, it connected but the audio is completely off, I just wanted to have my Google home to control all my speaker but the audio was off. I returned the product

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    wrong device for wireless speakers

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

    the literature was very vague. It did not specify that it will not work unless you download proprietary software. It insinuated it was usable as wireless speaker control when in fact it is only a wireless device for selected apps.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't support itunes

    Posted
    Danp2016

    Utterly deceptive. Box says "cast your favorite music" and supports iPhone, but it does not support iTunes! I bought this as a gift for my wife and she can't use it. Gift fail; returning immediately.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    basicly useless for me

    Posted
    pacerfan71
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    it would need to connect with bluetooth for this to be any good I am not gonna use this at home it would be in my car , at work... basically anywhere I do not have WIFI so I will be returning as soon as possible.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    Posted
    Alex
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Does not work very disappointed everything I tried did not work and surly does not work like I expected don't waste your money I return the product after wasting hours trying to get it to work

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Could not get it to work

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

    Wanted to use it to stream from my PC to my receiver could not get it to work. Instructions are almost non existent seems to be only able to stream from a phone/tablet to your receiver

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Only stream from approved apps!

    Posted
    rdmath
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I took this back. I wanted to be able to stream from any source. It allows streaming only from approved apps. I don't use any of those apps, so I took it back.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Didn’t work for me

    Posted
    Terri
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This item didn’t work for me... WiFi was required. Unfortunately I can’t get WiFi where I live

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    didn't work for for me

    Posted
    mike
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I was never able to get my computer to recognize the product, so I couldn't cast to it. returned for a refund after fooling around with all afternoon.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend