Dream of having a great multi-room speaker system, but reluctant to shell out for Sonos? Here’s a deal worth considering.
MyMemory has discounted the Google Chromecast Audio from £30 to just £19.99, saving you a tenner.
The Chromecast Audio plugs into the back of your speaker via a standard 3.5mm audio port, and will turn it into a Wi-Fi sound system. You’ll be able to cast songs to any speaker system with a compatible port, just like a Sonos speaker. And you can even create multi-room zones for music playback too.
The Chromecast Audio features a stereo analogue output, an optical digital output, a Micro USB mains adaptor, support for 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz) Wi-Fi, support for 24-bit/96Khz HD audio, and support for Android, iOS, Windows, Mac OS, and Chrome OS.
What we said
We gave the Chromecast Audio a 4/5 score at its review price of £30, praising its ease of setup, wide compatibility, simple app, and strong third-party app support. Here’s our verdict:
“The Chromecast Audio does what it promises in a really simple way, but it’s the future software updates that could make this a truly affordable way to create a multiform speaker system."
What owners say
On Currys PC World, the Chromecast Audio has an 8.4/10 score based on 854 user reviews. Users wrote:
“Excellent solution to multi-room audio if you have existing amps and speakers in rooms. Very easy to set up and use. I have four now and have set up several groups of devices set to cast to depending on what I am doing in the house.”
“Very easy to use and brings old stereo back to life.”
“Outstanding sound quality, very fast and fluid set up. For the price, this is one of the best hi-fi purchases I have ever made. Integration with Spotify is totally seamless."
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How good a deal is this?
The Chromecast Audio is a really nifty bit of kit, and so for many people, its standard £30 R.R.P will be good value for money. But many users will want to buy a bunch of these to put around the house, so it’s definitely worth hanging around for a deal like this one if you’re making multiple purchases. We couldn’t find a better price for the Chromecast Audio anywhere else, so definitely consider this deal if you’re keen to get multi-room audio on your existing speakers without having to fork out for a pricey Sonos system.
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