Google Launches ‘Google Cast’ for Sound Streaming as AirPlay Alternative With a Twist

Google today revealed Google Cast for audio, a brand-new music streaming modern technology in the vein of Chromecast that lets users stream sound from their mobile phone, tablet, or Chrome-based web browser to Google Cast-ready speakers.

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The service utilizes pre-existing apps like Pandora, iHeartRadio, and Google Play Songs, amongst a sizable list of others, to play a user’s songs on a choice of speakers from companies like Sony and LG. With the lengthy list of supported apps and sites, Google Cast sustains a variety of input devices from iPhone, iPad, Android Phones and tablets, to any Mac or PC with a Chrome web browser.

While Google Cast initially glimpse appears much like Apple’s AirPlay because it is a common offered to speaker manufacturers to make certain assistance for wireless audio streaming, Google Cast speakers stream material from the cloud instead than directly from the control device. Because of this, Google guarantees users will certainly obtain the most effective sound quality and could multitask on their devices without interrupting the streams.

The business promises the initial Google Cast-ready speakers from Sony, LG, and HEOS by Denon will certainly be provided this spring. Together with the guarantee of a bigger selection of brands assisting the solution with their very own speakers throughout 2015, Google mentions that these devices will certainly come with “an increasing Google Cast ecosystem,” which intends to consist of Android-based Televisions, gaming consoles, as well as set-top boxes.

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