Google discontinues Chromecast Audio


(R. Neal) #1

On sale for $15 while they last.


Google pulls plug on Chromecast Audio
(justjames) #2

so i would assume they won’t fix the drop out issue…dang…im glad i got one for 15 at least


(Andrew J Shepherd) #3

And thus ends the great Roon/Chromecast Audio experiment…

AJ


(Reader of the Internets) #4

Though Roon/Chromecast-inside is still going strong.


(A Welshman, currently exiled in Hampshire) #5

What do you mean by “Ends”?


(Derek Wyman) #6

Maybe they’ll just add hi res to the next Chromecast. With HDMI ports becoming the norm on preamps/receivers it will be a reasonable alternaltive. When the CCA first hit I don’t think any of my listening equipment had HDMI so it was a nice fit.

Regardless. I have 10 of them. So I’ll survive until a reasonable replacement arrives lol.


(Andrew J Shepherd) #7

The dropouts issue created a dead end that almost certainly will not get corrected now.

AJ


(Andrew J Shepherd) #8

What the heck is “Chromecast-inside”?

AJ


(simon arnold) #9

A Chromecast enabled speaker or endpoint I would imagine.


(Dick Vliek) #10

Example: the Nvidia TV Shield devices are advertised with ‘chromecast inside’


(Rene Bouwmeester) #11

The current nom de plume is ‘Chromecast built-in’, I believe.


(simon arnold) #12

Maybe buy one now whilst you still can.

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.engadget.com/amp/2019/01/11/google-chromecast-audio-discontinued/&ved=2ahUKEwit38jgxubfAhWPoBQKHfpzD60QiJQBMAB6BAgKEAQ&usg=AOvVaw1GNfw6-Z4yvjFyBEgL15NP&ampcf=1


(Andrew J Shepherd) #13

Do we have competing news channels in this forum? Are you “Fox News” and have to broadcast your own report even though “CNN” broke the same news an hour ago?

AJ


(simon arnold) #14

I searched before posting but nothing came up.


(Harry ten Berge) #15

(simon arnold) #16

Sold out in the UK


#17

Sounds like Google want to push products with Assistant built in so they can spy on more people.
CCA is a good product and great value - no wonder it is being discontinued. Can’t have that.


(Martin Webster) #18

Still available in a certain high street store with reserve online available. Unfortunately, still £30.


(Harry ten Berge) #19

I think it’s way more simple: they don’t sell enough.


#20

Wow, glad I snagged six of them last month. They pair great with a little pair of powered speakers for an affordable Roon endpoint.