Google announces update to Chromecast Audio dongle
In a recent announcement tech giant Google has revealed that its $35 Chromecast Audio dongle is being updated to add support for high-resolution radio and synchronized multi-room audio.
Chromecast Audio is a new audio-only version of Google’s Chromecast content-streaming dongle. The new dongle was launched by Google in September this year, chiefly with the objective of replicating the functionality of a high-end Sonos system.
Announcing an update to the Chromecast Audio dongle, Google has revealed in its announcement that the update will give the dongle the capability to support 96KHz/24bit lossless audio playback, which is notably superior to CD quality.
About the Chromecast Audio update, Google said in a post on its Chrome blog that the rollout of high-resolution audio support will unfold “even higher quality music playback” for Chromecast Audio users. Google further added that, with the updated Chromecast Audio dongle now supporting music files up to 96KHz/24bit in quality over Wi-Fi, users of the dongle can “enjoy higher-than-CD-quality audio on your existing high fidelity audio equipment.”
Meanwhile, with synchronized multi-room audio support having come to the updated Chromecast Audio dongle, multiple Chromecast Audio devices can be plugged into multiple speakers placed throughout the house. Casting to a group of Chromecast Audio devices is exactly the same as casting to one single device.
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