Monday, January 5, 2015
Digits -- Google Cast Now Lets You Fling Music to Speakers, Soundbars, TVs and More
The $35 Chromecast dongle was just the start of Google’s quest to turn your living room into an entertainment system for your phone, tablet or computer. Google expanded its Google Cast streaming media technology to work in audio-only devices, including speakers and soundbars. Google Cast for Audio lets you wirelessly control and send the music playing on your iOS, Android device or Chrome browser right to new Google Cast-enabled audio gear. Instead of pairing your phone to a Bluetooth speaker or investing in Sonos’ wireless ecosystem to control the music around your house, you connect the Google Cast-compatible product to your existing Wi-Fi network, where it can access the Internet.