Free delivery

Google Chromecast Audio

Code: A86UT

Google Chromecast Audio is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 4.
  • y_2017, m_9, d_19, h_20
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.3
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_4
  • loc_en_GB, sid_A86UT, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_maplin-en_gb
  • Plugs into your speaker and allows you to cast your favourite music over Wi-Fi
  • Enjoy more than 30million songs from music services and apps, such as Google Play music, Deezer and Spotify
  • Uninterrupted music playback even if you leave the room or use your phone for other functions while streaming to a speaker
  • Dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) Wi-Fi receiver for connecting wirelessly to your network and supplies you with ultra-fast streaming capabilities
  • Compatible with Wi-Fi enabled iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Mac and Windows laptops and Chromebook
  • Can be fitted onto speakers that have an aux or 3.5mm jack and speakers with twin phono (RCA) and optical inputs using appropriate adapters (sold separately)Special features
  • Built with portability in mind, the device is compact and light, so you can move it from room to room for use with other speakers
  • Using a number of Chromecast Audio devices group speakers together with multi-room for playing the same song on multiple speakers

Product details

Google Chromecast Audio

• Plugs into your speaker and allows you to cast your favourite music over Wi-Fi
• Enjoy more than 30million songs from music services and apps, such as Google Play music, Deezer and Spotify
• Uninterrupted music playback even if you leave the room or use your phone for other functions while streaming to a speaker
• Dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) Wi-Fi receiver for connecting wirelessly to your network and supplies you with ultra-fast streaming capabilities
• Compatible with Wi-Fi enabled iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Mac and Windows laptops and Chromebook
• Can be fitted onto speakers that have an aux or 3.5mm jack and speakers with twin phono (RCA) and optical inputs using appropriate adapters (sold separately)

Special features
• Built with portability in mind, the device is compact and light, so you can move it from room to room for use with other speakers
• Using a number of Chromecast Audio devices group speakers together with multi-room for playing the same song on multiple speakers

What can I do with the Google Chromecast Audio?
The Chromecast Audio is a compact device which plugs into your speaker for streaming music over Wi-Fi. Cast the music you love from your smart device via music services like Google Play music, Deezer and Spotify, with more apps being added all the time, there is no end to the amount of music, radio stations and podcasts you can enjoy. There is support for lossless high-resolution audio, which is better than CD-quality sound, so you can listen to your favourite artists the way they were meant to be heard. Additionally, since you music is streamed from the cloud it won’t drain your battery or get in the way of other activities. You can answer a call, browse the web, play a game or even leave the room – all without interrupting your casted music.

What is the Google Chromecast Audio compatible with?
Chromecast audio can be connected to speaker systems with an auxiliary (aux) or 3.5mm jack input connection with the included 3.5mm jack cable. You can also plug it into speaker systems that have twin phono (RCA) or digital optical (TOSLINK) ports too, with a RCA to 3.5mm jack cable or an optical to mini-TOSLINK cable required respectively (sold separately, for example Order Code: A77NU or Order Code: A00NY). Casting to the Chromecast Audio requires a compatible device, with the following Wi-Fi-enabled smart devices compatible: Android 4.1 or later smartphone and tablets; iOS 7.0 or later iPhone, iPad and iPod devices; Chrome browser for Mac and Windows computers and laptops; and Chrome OS.

How do I control the Chromecast audio?
Your phone is the remote with Chromecast Audio, just tap the cast button on your compatible music app to hear them on your speaker. Search, play, pause, queue songs and turn up the volume from your phone anywhere in the house. If your app isn’t cast-enabled or you do not have music on your device, you can mirror audio from your Android phone or tablet to the speaker. You can also mirror music and audio from streaming websites via the Chrome browser. Friends and family can join in too, with anyone able to cast their music to your speakers using their own phone – no additional setup or pairing is needed.

Can I play music to multiple speakers?
Using the Chromecast app and multi-room you can group together speakers that each have a Chromecast Audio device connect to it. As long as the speakers are all on the same network, you can stream the same song across multiple speakers.

General
Type Audio streamer
Connectivity
Input(s) Twin phono (RCA) cable
Output(s) 3.5 mm jack with analogue and optical digital audio output
Power Specifications
Power Supply Mains (via included USB to power supply)
Dimensions & Weight
Width 51.9mm
Depth 13.49mm
Height 51.9mm
Weight 30.7g
Construction
Colour black
Product Specifications
DLNA Compatibility No – functionality can be added via Google Cast enabled apps
Voice Control No
Compatible App Dedicated App: Chromecast app
Music Streaming Apps: (Examples) Google Play music
Deezer
Spotify and more
Remote Control Included No
Operating Specifications
Supported Format Audio File Formats: AAC
MP3
Vorbis
WAV (LPCM)
FLAC
Contents
Package Contents Chromecast Audio
3.5 mm jack cable (146 mm long)
USB power cable (1750 mm long)
Power supply
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good but strange rules 1. Setup. Tried from Windows PC and couldn't be found. Then tried Android phone and worked straight away and then the PC found it too; 2. Audio files. Won't play music from files on PC through Google Play. Instead it will upload 50000 tracks to the cloud for free and you can then play them. Spotify only works with premium; 3. Thinking of buying another one or two to use for multi-room as so much cheaper than other optio s; 4. Overall. Bargain and the strange rules can be worked around.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Seriously Limited The Chromecast Audio product is practically incompatible with iphone, windows, Laptop/PC, youtube, browsers etc etc, You cannot play music off your PC hard drive! It is practically useless considering the common applications one might want to use. This fact is hard to discover without spending time researching below the surface. It is a real pity it does not live up to the hype.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little device. Has changed the way I listen to music when at home Great service. Arrived promptly even during the Christmas period.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Third Chromecast audio Must be quite good or I wouldn't have got three. However two have a low level ticking interference which I haven't been able to trace. The one on my old stereo is interference free.
Date published: 2017-08-29
  • y_2017, m_9, d_19, h_20
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.3
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_4
  • loc_en_GB, sid_A86UT, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_maplin-en_gb

Can I use a Chromecast audio to listen to radio programmes via iPlayer radio. Thanks.

Asked by: SueN
Yes this would work fine in your intended application
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-02-04

Can you stream music from files stored on a local hard drive

Asked by: Aa Uxbridge
You CANNOT play files directly off the hard drive as you might think/like (by just clicking on them and selecting an output option)!!! It may be possible with some serious networking knowledge or copying the files to Google system, but most people will not have the ability or patience.
Answered by: Dublin
Date published: 2017-01-03

Hi Maplins. Is this like the "Vamp" speaker amplifier,ie does it power the speaker as well as connecting by Bluetooth/wifi?

Asked by: CaptainJack
This will not power the speakers.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-07-26
  • y_2017, m_9, d_20, h_23CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_2.0.3
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_3
  • loc_en_GB, sid_A86UT, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=LAST_APPROVED_ANSWER_SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_maplin-en_gb

Bulk Prices

Item code Item name Quantity Price
A86UT Google Chromecast Audio (1+) £20.00

Why not tell us and our B2B sales team about your specific business needs and expectations?

At Maplin, we’re always looking for innovations and technology that can help your business work more efficiently.

With a dedicated business team and special services available only to business customers, you can access our electronics and technology solutions through our wide network of over 200 stores, our website with more than 20,000 products or though your personal account manager over the phone.

Working with organisations for nearly 30 years, Maplin offers a nationwide range of benefits to our business users:

  • 30 day EOM credit account
  • volume discount pricing
  • online and in-store use of account
  • one-to-one account management
  • bespoke product sourcing and branding
  • free delivery on orders over £10
  • scheduled and forward ordering service

Contact our business team on 

0333 400 9740 to open an account or discuss your business needs.

To receive your free copy of the Maplin Catalogue just call 0333 400 9740.

£20.00

  • Home Delivery
  • Click & Collect

Related Products
Enjoy your favourite TV shows, films, music and ...
Enjoy your favourite TV shows, films, music and games on the big screen, with 4K ultra high definition (UHD) supported, Gain access to tens of thousands of TV episodes, movies and catch up on programmes through Netflix, Amazon Video, BBC ...
Colour: Black, Length: 0.50 Meter, Jacket Rating: Standard, ...
Colour: Black, Length: 0.50 Meter, Jacket Rating: Standard, Warranty: Lifetime, Weight: 0.184 KG, Colour code: Orange, For use with Multi-Format Orange runners, Delivers crisp video and high-fidelity audio from source device to display, Integrates all technology in the room with ...
Ideal professional solution for background music in public ...
Ideal professional solution for background music in public address systems, Perfect for bars, showrooms, shops, hotels, restaurants, canteens, gyms, etc., Can provide hours of uninterrupted music from CD or MP3, Multiple play options including CD Player, USB and SD/MMC card ...
Watch the latest programmes on demand with this ...
Watch the latest programmes on demand with this compact smart media player, Built-in high efficiency video coding lets you enjoy full 1080p resolutions, Pair with a FVP-4000T PVR (not included) and enjoy multi-room TV without the aerial and recording features, ...