Chromecast Audio

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castalla
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Chromecast Audio

Post by castalla » Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:25 pm

Just installed Chromecast Audio + LMS Castbridge plugin = another squeezebox player! Excellent sound quality.

39 euro value!

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Re: Chromecast Audio

Post by jim_lewis1 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:47 pm

That's useful to know, I didn't know that plugin existed. I bought CCA for both my Stepdad and my Dad, but I don't have one myself yet. I'm waiting for the price to drop again as 30 quid is a bit steep I think and I have jogglers galore already.

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Re: Chromecast Audio

Post by castalla » Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:13 am

There's also the UPnPBridge plugin - more fiddly to configure unless you have one of the approved devices (which include all the Sonos speakers).

I have 2 Sonos Play1 (paired) as a squeezebox, and a Pioneer xm-sma1 speaker as a squeezebox (which is pretty useless as a native dlna speaker). Super sound quality and the Joggler works a treat as the visual controller.

Why anyone struggles on with all the proprietary (smartphone) solutions beats me when LMS is so flexible!

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Re: Chromecast Audio

Post by dwl99 » Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:14 am

jim_lewis1 wrote:That's useful to know, I didn't know that plugin existed. I bought CCA for both my Stepdad and my Dad, but I don't have one myself yet. I'm waiting for the price to drop again as 30 quid is a bit steep I think and I have jogglers galore already.
Only 25 quid on fleabay :-) http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GOOGLE-Chrome ... SwlV9WTc8q

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Re: Chromecast Audio

Post by hawsey » Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:01 pm

What's the difference between these and the full chromecast
http://www.tesco.com/direct/google-chro ... lsrc=aw.ds
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Re: Chromecast Audio

Post by dwl99 » Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:04 pm

The full Chromecast connects to your telly via an HDMI connection and streams video. The Chromecast Audio connects to a hifi or powered speaker and streams audio only. I think.

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Re: Chromecast Audio

Post by castalla » Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:28 pm

Audio is audio-only via rca or optical out.

chromecast video is both audio & video via hdmi

Both work with the plugin

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Re: Chromecast Audio

Post by hawsey » Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:27 pm

Cheers :-) so would this sync play with say jogglers etc ?
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Re: Chromecast Audio

Post by castalla » Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:31 am

no - sync is not supported.

You can sync CCA players

You can also squeezebox other chromecast devices - all of which are pretty expensive.

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