The Chromecast Audio isn’t any extra. Google has determined to cease manufacturing the audio dongle that allowed you so as to add any “dumb” speaker to your Google Forged setup. If you happen to nonetheless need one, you’ll should hurry — and to entice you to purchase a discontinued product, Google is now promoting its remaining stock for $15 as a substitute of $35.
“Our product portfolio continues to evolve, and now we have now quite a lot of merchandise for customers to get pleasure from audio,” Google instructed us in an announcement. “Now we have subsequently stopped manufacturing our Chromecast Audio merchandise. We are going to proceed to supply help for Chromecast Audio gadgets, so customers can proceed to get pleasure from their music, podcasts and extra.”
Whereas the Chromecast turned out to be a serious hit for Google, the Chromecast Audio was all the time extra of a distinct segment product.
Google is clearly extra inquisitive about getting folks to purchase its Google Residence merchandise and Assistant- or Forged-enabled audio system from its companions. It’s additionally price noting that every one Google Residence gadgets can hook up with Bluetooth-enabled audio system, although loads of folks certainly have a pleasant speaker setup at dwelling that doesn’t have built-in Bluetooth assist. “Bluetooth adapters suck,” Google instructed us on the time, although at this level, it appears a Bluetooth adapter could be the best way to go.
The Chromecast Audio first launched again in 2015, along side the second-generation Chromecast. Over time, the Chromecast Audio obtained quite a few updates that enabled options like multi-room assist. Google says it’ll proceed to assist Chromecast Audio customers in the intervening time, so when you’ve got already invested on this ecosystem, try to be set for just a few extra years.