Currys has knocked 50% off the price of the Chromecast Audio, bringing the price down to just £15.
For the unaware, the Chromecast Audio basically makes your existing speakers “smart”. It plugs into a standard 3.5mm audio jack, and lets you stream music over Wi-Fi, just like a Sonos system – but way cheaper.
The Google Chromecast Audio features a stereo analogue output, an optical digital output, a Micro USB mains adapter, support for 802.11ac Wi-Fi, support for 24-bit/97khz HD audio, and support for Android, iOS, Windows, MacOS and Chrome OS.
What we said
We gave the Google Chromecast Audio a 4/5 score at its review price of £30, praising its ease of setup, wide speaker compatibility, simple Chromecast app, and strong third-party app support. Here’s our verdict:
“If you have a load of speakers you’re not ready to ditch, the Audio is a great way to give them a new lease of life. It’s so easy to use and set up. Streaming over Wi-Fi means there are no issues with range like there is with Bluetooth, and there are plenty of great audio services that support it, with many more likely to follow in the near future.”
What owners say
On Currys, the Chromecast Audio has a 8.4/10 score based on 880 reviews. Users wrote:
“Quality and range much better than Bluetooth speakers. Once setup completed, it just works. Now multi-room is enabled, you can create a multi-room sound setup like Sonos for a fraction of the price.”
“Great little gadget at a great price…incredibly easy to install and set up, also very easy to use.”
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How good a deal is this?
We’re always happy to recommend the Google Chromecast Audio when it’s discounted, especially with such a massive saving as is this case with today’s deal. You can effectively get two for the price of one, which is great news if you’re looking to set up a multi-room home speaker system, but don’t want to shell out for expensive Sonos kit. If you’re keen, snap this deal up quickly.
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