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Chromecast Audio from Google allows you to play music on your speakers, whether they are new or old, directly from your phone, laptop or tablet. Since Chromecast Audio uses WiFi instead of Bluetooth, your music is streamed crystal clear with hi res sound. Use your device to play, pause and change the volume from anywhere in your home and still be able to text or call without interrupting or draining your battery.
We have several of these Bluetooth speakers and they have always been great because of their portability, but they also come with their drawbacks. Sound quality over Bluetooth is not the greatest and the range of Bluetooth is nowhere near the range of WiFi so for it to work well I really need to be in the same room which is not always convenient. With Chromecast Audio I can be upstairs and have it plugged into the speaker downstairs and I get exceptional quality and range. You can also group multiple Chromecast Audio devices together and fill every room in your home with the same music from one device. Stream millions of songs, radio stations, and podcasts through apps like Pandora, Spotify, YouTube Music, and Google Play Music. Find more at chromecast.com/apps.
If your speaker does not have a 3.5mm typical headphone jack that is ok, Chromecast Audio can also be connected to RCA Jacks and optical to accomodate a wide variety of speakers, both new and old. Chromecast Audio can be purchased from Best Buy here, pick up a few today and free yourself of cords and cables and enjoy music throughout your whole home in hi res quality.