I’ve just placed an order for a Chromecast Audio. £30 at currys and free delivery.
I’ve been using a little bluetooth box to get Play Music to my HiFi, whilst it works it is kind of annoying that you have to pair with the box each time you want to use it. The Chromecast won’t make a huge difference but the ability to cast to my HiFi without any hassle might finally mean an end to CDs in the living room?
I wonder if the sound quality will be any better, in theory this will now be a direct stream to the Chromecast via WiFi whereas the Bluetooth box would have involved some compression (although the quality these days isn’t as bad as it was in the early Bluetooth days!).
You can get one here.
I haven’t bought the new TV Chromecast yet, I am not sure if it gets me anything that my old one can’t do. And besides, buying both devices at once seems quite extravagant! That said, I have an old TV with no internet connectivity so there is definitely room to accommodate one more ‘cast!