Even in its current form, though, this inexpensive little gadget is exactly the sort of answer I've been waiting for -- a brilliantly simple solution to a problem that's been overcomplicated for far too long. Find the content you want to watch as you normally would. If you want more granular control, however, your best bet is to fire up the Google Cast app and check out the entry for the speaker group, as seen below. I would check your input settings and cec settings on the amp. All I needed was the digital optical audio cable, like you suggested, and I was up and running as soon as I changed the settings on my receiver. The purple arrow points at the orange pilot lamp in the next picture.
This is an interesting marketing strategy, given the video Chromecast obviously streams audio signals along with its video, however you cannot stream audio only to the video Chromecast, you need the Chromecast Audio if you simply want to listen to music, which will not stream video. Join me as I translate my enthusiasm and experience into insights you can use to enhance your understanding of the world of audio and home theatre. I have tried unplugging the Audio and also tried setting it up from a different device. One need only look around their local or online electronics store to find a plethora of options from wireless speakers to Bluetooth headphones to get a sense of how strong this market is. You can also allow casting from devices not signed into your Wi-Fi network via , if you're so inclined.
There are no power buttons or switches to fiddle with, and no remote control to learn. If I use Chrome, it is not seeing Onkyo as a chromecast device - same as Roon. Chromecast Audio is Google's way of making your dumb speaker smart. You'd be able to share YouTube videos to Kodi, but you'd be relying on independent extension developers. Well I am using the v2 Chromecast via my amp without any issues at all so for them to suggest it's not supported seems a cop out to me.
Its bare minimal and that's what it should be. Those numbers add up fast -- and as tempting as it is, I've never been able to convince myself or, ahem, my wife that it's a good idea to drop that much dough. This speaker has Bluetooth already. See our for more details. The amps pass through works fine with the Chromecast.
I hope this helps you. Press the button to confirm that the app can send sound to the Chromecast Audio. If so, you should be able to do this using two cables. I was hoping to avoid the extra step of manually switching the receiver whenever I cast something. The test sound was perfect, and I can cast Spotify via another Samsung phone 6 edge , but not the device intended to pair.
In this guide, Android device is used to show you how to setup Chromecast Audio. The only way to get it back seems to be by power cycling the receiver. We had no issues streaming any media. Additionally, you can hit the volume key on your phone and play, pause or skip — just like a traditional remote. I have seen no problems with my Chromecast at any stage with the type of problem you are describing. Full compatibility information is available at.
Plug it into any existing speaker and you'll be ready to stream music over wi-fi almost instantly. Your Chromecast Audio will try to update again. We've been using Playcast for the last 24 hours and are impressed. I locked the Chromecast on my devices to prevent this in the future. If so, feel free to leave a comment! How can I make this work? In that case, you can send a reboot command to it via the Google Home app as follows.
Do not move on to the next section of the tutorial until each Chromecast Audio unit is hooked up to its companion speakers, with a unique name, and on your home network. Looking at the back of my tv it does not look like there is a digital optical cable connection. Now you need to download and install the third-party Python software called Distribute. The device is connected to the same WiFi network. Step 3: Find Chromecast Audio devices Now, in your Android device, start. Basically, I have a Chromecast and love using it to play Card Cast with my friends. It's not a full featured music player with support for playlists etc.
If your speaker does not support any of them, you cannot use it for Chromecast Audio and therefore you cannot proceed to setup Chromecast Audio. It also supports full optical digital connections, but you'll need to supply a separate mini-Toslink optical cable. It streams any audio from an Android device, and it works with select apps from an or. Wait for the update process to end and then repeat this entire section of the tutorial for each Chromecast Audio unit you have. This is normally not necessary.