The Chromecast Audio let you hook up just about any audio device to the cast ecosystem through a 3.5mm jack. RIP. Enlarge / The Chromecast Audio allow you to hook up nearly any audio system to the solid ecosystem by a three.5mm jack. RIP.

One other day, one other lifeless Google product. Immediately, Google is discontinuing the Chromecast Audio. The corporate advised Android Police it has stopped manufacturing the audio-only model of the Chromecast, so when the present inventory runs out, the product will presumably be gone eternally. Right here is the complete assertion given to Android Police:

Our product portfolio continues to evolve, and now we’ve quite a lot of merchandise for customers to get pleasure from audio. Now we have subsequently stopped manufacturing our Chromecast Audio merchandise. We’ll proceed to supply help for Chromecast Audio units, so customers can proceed to get pleasure from their music, podcasts and extra.

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The Chromecast is a well-liked approach to beam on-line media from one system to a different. Buttons in YouTube, Chrome, Netflix, Spotify, Soundcloud, Fb, and about one million different apps enable customers to simply ship media to a show or speaker.

Whereas the HDMI model of the Chromecast is sticking round, the audio model, which related to an current speaker or sound system with a three.5mm jack, is lifeless. Going ahead, Google’s audio plans appear to largely revolve round sensible audio system just like the Google Residence and different units with solid performance inbuilt. However the Chromecast Audio was a good way to tack on sensible performance to current or unique audio setups. It is a disgrace it is gone.

For now, the Chromecast Audio remains to be in inventory at just a few locations, together with the Google Retailer, which has the system for $15—that is $20 off. I assume that makes it a clearance sale, so get it whilst you can.


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