Chromecast Audio, Google's dongle that turns any speaker with an aux jack into a wireless speaker, has only been out in the world a few months, but it's already getting some new powers that help justify the teensy dongle.
AU Editor's Note: Still no local release date for the Chromecast Audio. Trust us, we're hassling Google to find out! — Cam
Today, Google announced two new features. The coolest is the new ability to sync together multiple Chromecast Audio dongles so that they all play the same thing. So if you've got one hooked up to the speakers in your living room and one connected to the speakers in your bedroom they can all play the same music — assuming they're within range of each other. No need to run out and splurge on a Sonos any more.
Additionally, the device is getting support for high-resolution audio up to 96kHz/24-bit — that's much higher resolution that the 44.1Khz/16-bit CD-quality standard. (We can argue another time about whether or not high-resolution audio makes any sense.)
Admittedly, I don't really have any use for a Chromecast Audio, but it's one of the cheapest ways your old school stereo wireless. With each new feature it becomes more and more attractive.