Chromecast audio

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  1. daveb975

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    Plex is the only app that I have used. It is quite flexible and allows me to use my phone to stream either music on the phone itself or directly from my iTunes library on my Mac.

    The combination of Plex and Spotify ticks all the boxes for me with CCA. Of course, it is not the convenient, integrated app that Sonos has, but it is surprising how quickly you get used to it.
     
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    This is good advice, but I'd always make sure that your 2.4ghz wifi network is in excellent shape before going the Sonos route as it doesn't support 5ghz at all.

    Sonos just didn't work for me at all and CCA is virtually faultless, but if it does work for you, Sonos is a very nice system both in terms of hardware and software. As Paul says a Play 1 isn't much more expensive than a CCA with an equivalent speaker and the resale value is excellent.
     
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    Looks like it's sonos for me then, shame as really liked what Google had done with cca
     
  4. Getgaff

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  5. everett_psycho

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    Ah man they aren't doing any deals on these over here, not seen them drop below £29. Think I'll get my dad to send me one instead
     
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    Back to £15 from Curry's. Bought 2 more :)
     
  7. paulrw

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    Ahh how tempting is this. Can I drive past currys tonight without buying another one......
     
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    Ok, new to all this streaming malarkey, help me out here.. All my music is stored on my iPod's and on my iPhone. I use AirPlay on my Denon 2312 in the lounge for music, but in my dedicated cinema/music room I have my Denon 2802 and CD player for music coupled up to my Mission m5 floorstanders. Could I add a CCA to the 2802 and stream music from my iPod/iPhones ? Is it that simple ?
     
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    Yes, I believe it is. It is certainly that simple through my devices, although I don't have Apple products.
     
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    Not sure about iPods (my iPod is old and pre-dates them having wi-fi, apps etc) but I stream music from my iPhone to a CCA in that manner using a free app called AllCast.
     
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    A recent ipod is pretty much an iPhone without the phone so it should work the same.
     
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    Our ipods are about 4yrs old, and they won't load the chromecast app as their iOS software version is too old. So you could try loading the free app before you buy. They will run sonos though....
     
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    Guys how could I connect the CCA into an old stereo amp to output my spotify music thru good old fashioned hi-fi? Would an AUX-to-2 x Phono adapter thingy work?
     
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    Many thanks Paul. Please let me know how you get on. All I need now is a second hand stereo amp !
     
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    Better still if you get one with an optical input. You just need to buy an optical lead for the Chromecast.
     
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    ^^ Yes but I am not a fan of the crappy TOSlink connection. I perfer good old electrical signal. The TOSlink male/female interface is very poor in my opinion and can cause air gaps. Phono jacks on the other hand never get loose ! :)
     
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    The DAC in your denon AVR, might be better quality than the chromecast one, which is where the Toslink could win. I just leave the Toslink end of the cable always plugged in and remove the other 3.5mm end if I have to.
     
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    Streaming my Tidal account through one of these is a joy to listen to. What a bargain!
     
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    Totally agree. Sounds terrific.
     
  22. paulrw

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    It really breathes life into old hifi kit doesn't it. Like the 1980's marrantz amp that was my dads, it has even given it remote volume control that it never had as well ;O)
    Linked to google home when its launched, will be another step change, kind of leaving my 6month old sonos play1s behind. But I do love their compact 1 power lead design and pressing pause button for instant resuming of music no controller needed. Maybe I will sell them and buy some powered speakers with chromecast built in later on.
     
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    Got mine up and running but running into trouble with playing 2 zones at the same time. IOS>Spotify APP play to independently to zone A &
    or B fine but when you select a Group A&B only one zone produces and sound.

    Anyone else have the same issue?

    Ta
     
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    I would delete the group and set up again. Worth rebooting your router and then the CCAs as well.
     
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    Anyone who missed them at £15 can now get one for £14 delivered on Curry's Ebay store.
     
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    They are presently (as of 04/06/16) available at Curry's for £15. :)

    Edit: Update I am now happily listening to Google Play Music (free for 90 day's) via the Chrome Cast Audio :)
     
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    Cool, I just wanted one there and then.... plus having returned a QED uPlay Stream (which didn't work that well) priced £30 I had £15 to spend :D
     
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    Just got one of these connected to my old hifi and I am quite impressed tbh for the money it's a steal. I have been streaming from my iPad air to a Bose soundlink mini and noticed that on Spotify you have to subscribe to premium to use it with chromecast audio, which i didn't know about until trying it just now. What are the best quality free music apps to use with an IPad for chromecast. I am familiar with tune in and use some Polish RMF stations as there quality is good. Thanks for any assistance.
     
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    £20 from Argos and £15 from Currys
     

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