Getting the same tunes pumping all around your house used to mean wiring up special speakers. Sonos solved some of that pain with a WiFi-based solution, but at a price point not many could afford.
Users just plug in the Chromecast Audio device to whatever speakers they have, and after creating a speaker group in the Chromecast app, they can easily stream synced music to every corner of the house. The update makes Google’s audio solution a real contender for those who mostly stream music.
Those who pay for higher-quality music streaming will also appreciate Chromecast Audio’s new high-resolution audio support, which can handle 96KHz/24bit lossless audio playback. While many streaming services, like Spotify and Google Play Music, can stream tunes at higher quality, Tidal still isn’t streamable through the Chromecast, so those users are still out of luck.
The update is rolling out to Google’s devices today, but users will have to download the updated Chromecast app to enable the features.