You may already be familiar with the original Chromecast media stick.
Getting a Chromecast is like having your own cinema right in the comfort of your home. Just plug the wireless HDMI device into your TV’s HDMI port, then, with the help of a stable wifi connection, access it from your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
What you may not know is that the Chromecast media stick isn’t the only way to use Chromecast! There’s also the Chromecast Audio device, which allows you to cast your favorite music, podcasts,or other audio to any speaker with an aux input, as well as TVs and speakers with Chromecast built right in! Today we’re going to talk about the latter.
Whether you want to improve your own streaming experience in your home or are looking for a great gift for a loved one, I’ve got you covered. Let’s dig in!
Toshiba Google Cast Wireless Bluetooth Audio Speakers
Toshiba has been around since 1939 and has made its name when it comes to information technology equipment and electronic components among a host of others.
This Google Cast Wireless Bluetooth Audio Speaker by Toshiba provides a high-resolution audio quality that is compatible with Google’s wireless streaming technology as well as Bluetooth.
It features an auxiliary input jack and a 2 x 15 watts output power. Users enjoy a powerful and well-rounded deep bass thanks to its bass reflex port tube.
You can easily control the Toshiba Chromecast Bluetooth speakers with its 5 control keys namely: power, volume, Bluetooth pairing, play, and pause. It can also be easily personalized using the Google cast application.
This Bluetooth speaker has a modern design that will blend well with any home interior decor. It is reasonably priced at a little over $70 and will surely give you a great audio experience.
Sony SRSZR5 Wireless Speaker
Chromecasts can be controlled using iOS or Android smartphones or tablets as well as on computers running on Windows or Mac OS X operating systems. These dongles usually include a USB cable and adapter so they are basically user-friendly while others are already built-in the speakers.
Let’s take a look at this Sony Chromecast speaker. Sony has been in the electronics, gaming, and entertainment industry since 1946 and has made quite a name for itself. The Chromecast speakers built in with Bluetooth produces an amazing sound that is undeniably Sony.
This stylish speaker has a compact design that will blend well with any background. Pair it with your TV with HDMI for the perfect home theater audio experience.
You can also mix and match it with other Chromecast Audio and Cast speakers so you can have a multi-room setup using the Google Cast/Home app.
The Google Chromecast speakers by Sony is priced at under $200 and is great for your own enjoyment and for parties.
LG SK8Y 2.1 ch High Res Audio Sound Bar
LG, founded as Goldstar in 1958, is one of Korea’s top manufacturers of mobile phones and other electronic devices. As of date, LG, or Lucky Goldstar has been producing quality electronic products that could give its competitors a run for their money.
Let’s take a look at this LG SK8Y 2.1 ch High Res Audio Sound Bar with Dolby Atmos.
In addition to built-in Chromcast, This Bluetooth compatible device produces crystal clear high-resolution audio that you will surely enjoy. It is compatible with other surround speakers and Google Assistant voice control.
Check out this Chromecast speakers LG brand at under $400 and enjoy your movies and music home-theater style.
Pioneer Network Multiroom Digital Music System
Pioneer has been specializing in digital entertainment products since 1938 and introduced the first automotive compact disc player and the first detachable face car stereo. I have seen those devices as a young girl and actually got the chance to use them in my dad’s car, so Pioneer holds a special place in my heart.
(And if you’re wondering what the point of a detachable face on a car stereo is, I asked the same question. Apparently, when thieves break into a car and try to steal the car stereo, it’s rendered useless without the face, at least according to Dad. Of course, that means the owner needs to actually and religiously detaches the face and hide it somewhere safe every time they leave the car.)
Anyway, let’s take a look at this Network Multiroom Digital Music System from Pioneer. The sleek Chromcast Audio built-in speaker has two large 3-inch (77mm) woofers and 1.1-inch (28 mm) tweeter to fill your room with beautiful sounds.
It has a dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity feature and can be controlled from your smartphone or laptop with a remote app. You can get one of these Chromecast enabled speakers at Amazon for $299.
JBL Link 500 Voice Activated Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
JBL is an American company that has been providing consumers all over the world with loudspeakers and other related electronic devices since 1946. The JBL Link 500 Voice Activated Wireless Bluetooth Speaker is among the Chromecast compatible speakers that audio and music enthusiasts would love to own.
It features a built-in Chromecast, 2.4/5ghz Wi-Fi connectivity, and a built-in virtual assistant for a state-of-the-art wireless Bluetooth streaming experience.
Enjoy stereo sound with clear highs and deep bass across speakers with its multi-room playback connectivity. This means you can have the same music in every room when having a party without having to blare up a deafening sound.
This JLB Chromecast compatible speaker is available in Black and White, making it a perfect addition to any room. You can get it at Amazon for $414.
Harman Kardon OMNI50+ Outdoor Chromecast Speaker
Harman Kardon Outdoor Chromecast Speaker
Love to party outdoors? Check out this weatherproof Harman Kardon OMNI50+. It features a 24bit/192kHz HD audio streaming capability, digital and analog connectivity, a built-in Chromecast, and Bluetooth connectivity.
Not everyone knows that Harman Kardon is a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics and has been in the home and car audio equipment industry since 1953.
This splash-proof and weatherproof HD speaker will let you stream your favorite music outdoors without having to worry about it getting splashed or spilled with water or other liquids. It is also perfect for casting your favorite video content indoors or outdoors to add more fun to your gatherings.
The Chromecast speakers outdoor model is beautifully designed that will suit the taste of audio lovers. You can get it from Amazon at $499.95.
Altec Lansing Smartstream X Portable Wi-fi Speaker
Cheap Chromecast speakers do not mean that they are poorly made and low-quality. It means they are affordable, budget-friendly, and do not make a dent in your pocket.
This Altec Lansing Smartstream X Portable Wi-fi Speaker is one such example. It has a built-in Google Chromecast Ultra which provides better image resolutions with HDR color technology compared to regular a Chromecast, a Google Assistant, and a Bluetooth connectivity of up to 50-feet range.
What’s more? This Chromecast enabled speaker is waterproof making great for indoor and outdoor use! You can get this amazing device from Amazon at under $70.
Chromecast Audio Speaker FAQs
How do Google Chromecast speakers work?
Chromecast speakers, like other Chromecast devices, use your wifi network to connect with your mobile device or computer. Your device then uses that connection to send streaming information to the Chromecast device and voila!
Your music plays whenever you want it to and you can control it right from your device from anywhere in your home as long as you’re connected to wifi!
Can I cast to multiple Chromecast devices at the same time?
Using the Multi-room feature, you can group Chromecast Audio devices and stream the same sound to all of them at once. You can’t do this with Chromecast TV devices, however.
Related: Android Mirror Cast
Can you connect to Chromecast with bluetooth speakers?
Chromecast Audio can only be connected to devices with an aux input. However, several of the speakers above also have bluetooth capabilities for when you want to connect wirelessly without wifi.
Just keep in mind that streaming with Chromecast puts less strain on your battery, so it’s a better option than bluetooth when you have a wifi connection.
The Best Audio Experience Begins with Chromecast Speakers
Treat yourself and your loved ones to an amazing audio and video experience at home with the best Chromecast speakers. Movie nights and parties – and even just jamming out while making dinner – will never be the same!
Have you used a Chromecast Audio device before? Did you use the dongle or use a speaker with Chromecast built in? Do you have any questions about Chromecast Audio or Chromecast Audio devices that this post didn’t answer?
Ask any questions that you have and tell me all about your Chromecast experiences and your favorite Chromecast devices in the comment section below! Then share this post with your friends to help them take advantage of Chromecast Audio as well?