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The ability to play your music wirelessly is not a new concept. In fact, many technophiles, or just those who love to listen to music, would be hard-pressed to find hardwired speakers in anyone’s home these days. Bluetooth technology has allowed us to listen to our favorite tunes anywhere in our home, work, or even outside.
Here’s what you may be missing, however, with Bluetooth technology – crystal clear, hi res sound. Bluetooth is short-range wireless technology; it can allow only so much data to pass through, which means – to put it simply – flat, boring sound.
The difference between Bluetooth sound and WiFi is comparable to a listening to a song recorded on a classic record versus a CD.
Chromecast Audio From Best Buy Is The Answer To Clear Sound
Because Chromecast Audio uses WiFi instead of Bluetooth, you can stream crystal clear hi res sound. This is ideal for when you’re at home or work and want to hear your music the way it should be heard. Save your Bluetooth for when you’re on the go.
When I first tried Chromecast Audio, my initial thought was “Aren’t I putting the wires back in wireless?” In all honestly, perhaps a little, but I’m still streaming from my phone or computer and since I’m not having to actually carry my speaker, the extra wire isn’t getting in the way. So that argument is completely invalid.
Even better, because Bluetooth is short-range technology, not only will you get better sound from Chromecast Audio using WiFi, but you’ll be able to stream to your speaker from a greater distance, meaning you can enjoy music from all over your home!
Creating Better Sound With Chromecast Audio
With Chromecast Audio, you can easily play music on your speakers, new or old, wirelessly from your phone, laptop or tablet.
By using your phone, it’s easy to play, pause, or change the volume from anywhere in the home. Here’s what I love since there are days when I’m always on the phone – while streaming, you can still text or call without interrupting what’s playing or draining your battery.
With Chromecast Audio, you can still stream millions of songs, radio stations, and podcasts through apps like Pandora, Spotify, YouTube Music, and Google Play Music.
You could even turn your home into a concert hall by grouping Chromecast Audio devices together so you can listen to the same song on multiple speakers.