Disclosure: 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.
Walking the Treadmill with Google Chromecast Audio from Best Buy is probably the best thing! You can hear everything loud and clear. Well compared to me trying to hear music on my phone attached to me and with one ear unplugged so I can hear Nicoli. Okay, so I’ve been trying to walk more and since I can’t be outside in the cold much without getting sick I’ve taken to the treadmill. The only issue is I want to hear music and that does NOT include cartoons. So while Nicoli is in the room watching his shows I can walk.
I kid you not this box is about as big as my hand but it lets you hear throughout your house. I LOVE IT!!
Google Chromecast Audio allows me to play music on my speakers, new or old, wirelessly from my phone (which I absolutely LOVE), laptop or tablet. One issue I want to warn you about is if you have multiple people using the same WIFI you’ll want to program it. We were listening to our music and our teen daughter didn’t know and she flipped on her music and we were suddenly hearing hers. Before that she had no clue we were doing anything and we had uploaded the app and it flashed through her phone and she deleted it not knowing so we did have to quickly upload it. Other than that this is a wonderful product.
Chromecast Audio uses WiFi instead of Bluetooth, you can stream crystal clear hi res sound. Normally my phone isn’t loud. So this is GREAT!
Listen to your favorite tunes or an online class on your speaker
By using your phone, it’s easy to play, pause, or change the volume from anywhere in the home. And while streaming, you can still text or call without interrupting what’s playing or draining your battery. I’ve actually used mine to play favorite youtube videos, slacker radio and I just learned that I can log into a class I am currently taking and listen to the podcast that way. My computer speakers are pretty low, so low that I normally have to have headphones to hear it. This works like a dream.
Crystal clear sound, powered by the cloud
Use Chromecast Audio to stream over Wi-Fi which has many advantages over Bluetooth including higher sound quality.
Enjoy hundreds of your favorite audio apps
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. My daughters are going to freak out when they figure out they can listen to their music even louder than before.
Play music everywhere with Multi-room
My husband is going to try figuring out how to watch Netflix and use the Chromecast Audio to fill up the whole house to Moana/name your favorite movie here. Now you can easily fill every room in your home with synchronous music. Simply group Chromecast Audio devices together so you can listen to the same song on multiple speakers.