A couple of months ago we launched Chromecast Audio to provide an easy way to stream your favourite tunes from your phone, tablet, or laptop to your existing speakers. At $45, Chromecast Audio is an affordable way to connect your speakers via WiFi so you can stream tons of popular apps including Google Play Music and Spotify from anywhere in your home. Today we're adding two new features to the latest software update to elevate your listening experience.
Introducing Hi-Res audio support
Close your eyes and imagine the musician is playing in the room. Today we’re rolling out high-resolution audio support, which gives you even higher quality music playback using Chromecast Audio. With support of up to 96KHz/24bit lossless audio playback, you can enjoy higher-than-CD-quality audio on your existing high fidelity audio equipment.
Blast the same song in every room
Now you can easily fill every room in your home—bedroom, kitchen, living room, or wherever you have a Chromecast Audio connected—with synchronous music. Multi-room lets you group Chromecast Audio devices together so you can listen to the same song on multiple speakers.
Setup is simple. Connect and setup a Chromecast Audio device for each of your speakers, then use the latest Chromecast app to create a group. You can cast to the group the exact same way you would cast to a single Chromecast device. Anyone with a phone can easily cast without pairing too, so throw a party, sync your home speakers together, and invite your friends to be the DJ.
So grab your hairbrush microphone, dust off your tennis racket guitar, and jam out to your favourite tunes at amazing quality and in every room of your house.
Posted by Tomer Shekel, Product Manager and a patron of loud music