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Google kills the Chromecast Audio

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Enlarge / The Chromecast Audio allow you to hook up nearly any audio system to the solid ecosystem by means of a 3.5mm jack. RIP.

One other day, one other lifeless Google product. In the present day, Google is discontinuing the Chromecast Audio. The corporate instructed 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 endlessly. Right here is the total assertion given to Android Police:

Our product portfolio continues to evolve, and now we’ve got a wide range of merchandise for customers to take pleasure in audio. We’ve due to this fact stopped manufacturing our Chromecast Audio merchandise. We are going to proceed to supply help for Chromecast Audio gadgets, so customers can proceed to take pleasure in their music, podcasts and extra.

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 1,000,000 different apps permit 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 3.5mm jack, is lifeless. Going ahead, Google’s audio plans appear to principally revolve round sensible audio system just like the Google Residence and different gadgets with solid performance in-built. However the Chromecast Audio was an effective way to tack on sensible performance to current or unique audio setups. It is a disgrace it is gone.

For now, the Chromecast Audio continues to be in inventory at a couple of 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 when you can.

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