Google Competes with AirPlay, Launches Google Cast For Audio

Google Competes with AirPlay, Launches Google Cast For Audio

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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. What do you think of Google Cast for Audio?

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pilot - January 5, 2015 at 7:02pm
Apple copied almost everything from other company Like Microsoft Xerox Creative and more... even the Swiss railway iconic Clock!!! Give us a break APPLE!!
Ren - January 5, 2015 at 7:13pm
Apple copied? When was there a lawsuit that had them pay damages the last time? If anyone's the copycat, it's Samsung. They caught up to Apple in everything and is still going on since iphone 2007. When iphone was revealed so was the first Galaxy that resembles it, when Apple started putting a front face camera on the phones, so did Samsung, when Apple made the fingerprint scanner for the 5s, the s5 clearly mirrored the phone to be an exact copy but opposite of better version of it thus copying that to, then soon they knockoff loop pay will work just like Apple pay but made from you know who. Apple didn't copy Samsung one bit, there's not even a lawsuit on the larger iphone Samsung claimed was copied.
pilot - January 5, 2015 at 7:40pm
google xerox vs apple, apple settled $100 million with creative, apple paid SSB $21 Million for copying clock. Facts!
Ren - January 5, 2015 at 8:02pm
Ios vs android. Android payed lawsuit after lawsuit just to keep what was originally apples just like every new features it offers they eventually trail. Fact!
Tim Pink Cook - January 5, 2015 at 9:04pm
lol at REN stupid
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