Google has just discontinued one of its best and underrated products, Chromecast Audio. The good news is that the company is offering a lot because it eliminates inventory: you can now purchase the $ 35 dongle for only $ 15 on the Google website.
Launched in 2015, Chromecast Audio was an easy way to add casting capabilities to almost any speaker. As long as it has an analogue or digital audio input, it is possible to perform the casting.
Since then, Google has launched its own line of speakers, while third-party manufacturers have added the Google casting protocol to their products. However, there are already thousands of traditional speakers without any casting capabilities that could benefit from Chromecast Audio. As beautiful as the Google Home Max is not a substitute for an appropriate set of hi-fi speakers.
It is possible Google could solve this problem by adding an audio output port to the future Google Home Products, but no indication is provided that plans to do so. This is what Amazon does with Echo Dot, after all, and the lack of audio output was one of our biggest complaints about Google Home Mini. It is hoped that Google has seen the mistake of its ways now.
We have contacted Google to ask him what his future plans are for the support of any traditional speakers. For now, you can still buy Chromecast Audio at a very advantageous price. It was already a bargain at $ 35; at $ 1
Published January 11, 2019 – 11:28 pm UTC