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Puncher posted on Wed, Sep 30 2015 7:39 AM

Surprised not to see it mentioned here - $35 audio wifi streamer supporting Spotify, Deezer, Pandora among many, supposedly able to stream 24Bit FLAC, complete with a digital output for those that want one. Multiroom support by Christmas.

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No Apple. No Tidal. No multiroom. £30. 

It does seem to have possibilities, but is it just for streaming from an Android phone? 

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vikinger:

No Apple. No Tidal. No multiroom. £30. 

It does seem to have possibilities, but is it just for streaming from an Android phone? 

Graham

Multiroom is imminent and it doesn't stream from your phone, it streams direct from wireless source - phone is just for control. Apparently Tidal due before Jan16.

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Puncher:

vikinger:

No Apple. No Tidal. No multiroom. £30. 

It does seem to have possibilities, but is it just for streaming from an Android phone? 

Graham

Multiroom is imminent and it doesn't stream from your phone, it streams direct from wireless source - phone is just for control. Apparently Tidal due before Jan16.

Might be a bargain then!

Graham

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You beat me to it

This article is something of a review and suggest Sonos (and therefore B&O) may have a problem ...

http://www.engadget.com/2015/09/29/chromecast-audio-hands-on/

I wonder how long it will be before Apple Beats starts making (sound) waves ...

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Hmmm - just announced.

You have to get up early to beat you guys ;-(

 

Been waiting for this for a long time - they have talked about it for quite a while now.

I got the Gramofon for my son (who is Android user) a year ago, because they took sooo long.

Doesn't matter - he is just using it for Spotify Connect anyway.

For Android users this definitely could be a big leap ahead - but maybe they are satisfied with bluetooth streaming.

If it will be an alternative for AirPlay, I don't know.

Biggest plus point is, that the content is fetched to the device and that the app is just the remote controller.

I use AirPlay a lot for videos within homepages (and definitely won't switch to Chrome) - so AirPlay will still be a main part of my setup.

Maybe using both (technologies) will be the result.

Let's wait and see, what comes with the new ATV!

 

Maybe B&O should concider implementing the Cast hard-/software in future BeoPlay products - in order to get more Android users 'on the hook'.

 

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I think that this illustrates just what B&O are up against ..... the technology is now moving so fast and costs are dropping dramatically. 

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linder replied on Wed, Sep 30 2015 6:56 PM

For $35, I am going to connect a Chromecast audio device to the AUX in on my Beocenter 2 and use the app on my iPhone or iPad.  It is like getting an update to my system.  I won't have to bother with any of the link options from B&O.

I will order the new style Apple TV for my living room tv for movies and music.

I still like Bang and Olufsen products especially TVs and the speakers. I am looking forward to the Beolab 90 but I won't buy it because it is probably too large for my home and I have to buy a new car.  My wife seems to think cars are more important. 

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Stan replied on Wed, Sep 30 2015 7:28 PM

vikinger:

No Apple. ...

The article I read said there is an iPhone app so it is not really Android only.

 

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Stan:

vikinger:

No Apple. ...

The article I read said there is an iPhone app so it is not really Android only.

 

Stan

Agree. My initial reaction was based on an inaccurate review at engadget and the comments on that review (as they stood this morning.)

Graham

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For those used to Apple devices and AirPlay this isn't really a revolution.

MM

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I think there is some advantages in this Cromecast Audio,

The price.
The fact that it won't stream from you phone, this is a major plus for the battery.
It should be better quality , but lets see
It should support multiroom later by a sw update.

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Millemissen:

For those used to Apple devices and AirPlay this isn't really a revolution.

MM

Those happy to be shackled to Apple will surely find many reasons to turn a blind eye!

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Puncher:

Millemissen:

For those used to Apple devices and AirPlay this isn't really a revolution.

MM

Those happy to be shackled to Apple will find surely find many reasons to turn a blind eye!

Allow me to quote myself:

'Maybe using both (technologies) will be the result.'

I see no reason 'to turn a blind eye' on anything, that shows it's worth, when used.

MM


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Puncher replied on Wed, Sep 30 2015 10:00 PM

Millemissen:

Puncher:

Millemissen:

For those used to Apple devices and AirPlay this isn't really a revolution.

MM

Those happy to be shackled to Apple will find surely find many reasons to turn a blind eye!

Allow me to quote myself:

'Maybe using both (technologies) will be the result.'

I see no reason 'to turn a blind eye' on anything, that shows it's worth, when used.

MM


You are allowed to quote yourself as much as you like, - as you often do!

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