Google today launched Google Cast for Audio giving users a way to stream their favorite music to other Google Cast-ready speakers, sound bars, and receivers.
Google Cast for audio is an update to the Google Cast SDK, but Google says hardware that supports Google Cast won’t be available until the Spring.
Google Cast for Audio works with Android Phones and Tablets, iPhone, iPad, and from the Chrome browser of your Mac or Windows PC. Users can stream audio from different apps including Pandora, NPR One, Google Play Music, Rdio, iHeart Radio, Songza, TuneIn, and Beyond Pond.
To stream audio, all you have to do is hit the cast button, and Google notes the stream will come directly from the cloud for improved sound quality and reliability (instead of the device, which Apple’s AirPlay does).
Clearly Google is going after Apple’s AirPlay, which has been available for some time now; however, Google’s solution works with nearly all devices on the market instead of just iOS and Mac.
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