Google has announced Google Cast for Audio, a Google Cast variant built just for audio. Chromecast brings audio and video to your connected TV, and with Google Cast for audio, you will see a wave of new internet-ready speakers which will fetch music directly from the web like Chromecast.
Here is Google’s official literature:
And today, we’re announcing Google Cast for audio, which embeds the same technology behind Chromecast into speakers, sound bars, and A/V receivers. Just like Chromecast, simply tap the cast button in your favorite music or radio app on Android, iOS, or the web, and select a Google Cast Ready speaker to get the party started.
Google Cast Ready speakers pull content directly from the cloud, so you’ll get the best audio quality and can freely multi-task on your phone, tablet, or laptop, all without straining the battery.
The first Google Cast Ready speakers will first be available in the US this spring from lead brands Sony, LG, and HEOS by Denon with more brands coming later in 2015 with the support of chip makers Broadcom, Marvell, MediaTek and system integrator Libre Wireless.
I want one. I am just curious about the pricing, we are talking about good quality speakers with some additional hardware and software inside, so it is not going to be a $35 thingie.
How much will you pay for an internet-connected speaker?