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Do you love music? I love streaming my favorite music and podcasts, and now thanks to Google Chromecast Audio, available at Best Buy, I can play music on my speakers, wirelessly, from my phone, laptop or tablet! This tiny little device can stream millions of songs, radio stations, and podcasts all through apps on your phone. I usually use Spotify when I want to stream music, but it will work with many others like Pandora, YouTube Music and Google Play Music. You can find a full list of compatible apps by visiting Chromecast’s app page.
But even if your favorite app isn’t available for streaming you can still listen. Maybe you already have a bunch of music stored on your Android device or laptop. No worries, you can stream music and audio streaming websites from the Chrome browser also. And you can use your phone to play, pause or change the volume from anywhere in the house. You can even still use the phone, so you can write a text or take a call without interrupting your music.
One of the best things about Chromecast Audio is that is uses WiFi instead of Bluetooth. This means the sounds quality is fantastic! And another great part is that since it doesn’t use Bluetooth it doesn’t drain the phone battery. Bluetooth kills my phone battery faster than almost anything, and it is annoying to have to plug the phone in after listening to tunes for an hour or so. But with Chromecast Audio I no longer have those issues.
It is very simple to setup, all you have to do is plug the Chromecast Device into your speaker. It doesn’t get much simpler than that! And if you want to fill your whole house with music you can group your Chromecast Audio devices together and fill your entire home with sound!