Google has announced Google Cast, which is Chromecast for audio.
Google releases many extremely similar products under slightly different names. Examples of this are YouTube, YouTube Music Key, Google Play Music, etc. Now they’ve created an audio-only version of Chromecast and given it a new name.
Google Cast’s most similar competitor is Apple’s AirPlay. Like AirPlay, Chromecast works on smartphones, tablets, and computers. AirPlay only works with Apple devices or software, but Google’s technology will work on Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, and Chromebook. Google Cast will work on computers using the Google Chrome browser.
The new service will work with NPR One, Deezer, Google Play Music, Rdio, Songza, Pandora, TuneIn, 8tracks, and many more apps.
The first speakers to work with Google Cast will be available in the spring from Sony, LG, and HEOS by Denon. More brands are expected later this year.
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