The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.
As a family, we are kind of obsessed with two things: hot new tech and music. With a husband who is the Chief Technology Officer of his company and three young boys who are mad for every electronic gadget that comes out, we have owned a Chromecast for years. So when Best Buy offered to let us review the new Chromecast Audio, I knew that my whole family would be over the moon!
Music is ALWAYS playing in our home. We have six TVs, a record player, CD changers, computers and an Echo, not to mention our phones and tablets. So at times, it gets rather loud in here, with each family member choosing their own music to blast out. When we moved into this house, one of the main selling points for us was that it had this cool intercom system that ran through each room, and it was connected to a radio. But we quickly learned that it was a little too old school. The sound quality was pretty poor, and it was limited in the stations it could receive. To be honest, it was just not going to satisfy our needs.
The Chromecast Audio, on the other hand, is an innovation that we have welcomed with open arms. It uses WiFi instead of Bluetooth, so it’s easy to stream crystal clear hi res sound. You can listen to music wirelessly from your phone, laptop or tablet! It keeps you in total control of the music that’s playing, and it means it is easy to pause, play or change the volume from ANYWHERE in the home. And even better, you can still text or call without interrupting the music!
It’s also great because you can stream MILLIONS of songs through your favorite audio apps. You can listen to radio stations, podcasts or even Youtube music.
But perhaps my very favorite thing is that you can group your Chromecast Audio devices together so you can listen to the same song on multiple speakers. Since we live in a three story home with TONS of rooms, this is invaluable. While I’m cleaning out my bedroom closet on the top floor, my kids and I can be listening to the same song as they play air hockey in the basement!
The Chromecast Audio is available at Best Buy, and it is SUPER simple to set up. We connected ours to our home theater speakers in the basement and to another set of speakers in our kitchen! Now we can have spontaneous dance parties while cooking dinner!
If you are a lover of great music, and you want a way to listen throughout your home, these devices are perfect for you. Grab one for each room in the house, and you’ll never look back!