Just a heads up to make sure everyone is aware of a relatively new piece of code on GitHub called AirConnect (https://github.com/philippe44/AirConnect). This isn’t the first attempt at hacking a Chromecast to become a Roon endpoint, but I am quite sure it is the best. What this does is essentially turns your chromcast (audio or video, or even google homes/groups) into endpoints that appears as airplay receivers which of course Roon can stream to.
What makes AirConnect better:
- It supports multiple devices, so all of your google homes/chormecasts are available to stream to via roon and are configured as if they were Airplay receviers.
- It runs lightweight- it does not tax resources like some of the solutions that grab system audio and cast it.
- It is very stable
- It can run anywhere on the network, you could dedicate a rasperberry pi, run on windows, mac, etc. Even SPARC and ARM devices/NAS. I have it auto execute on startup on my win10 machine which is dedicated to my Core.