Google confirms it’s the end of the road for the Chromecast Audio
For those who aren’t aware, the Chromecast Audio dongle was designed to attach to a usual speaker via a 3.5 mm audio cable, and pipe through audio from Chromecast-compatible apps on new devices – though if you haven’t heard of the Chromecast Audio before now, you’re a bit late to the party. So late in fact that it’s now ending.
The gadget actually worked very well as a way to add a few smarts to an existing speaker, and get audio from plenty of apps at a louder volume without resorting to Bluetooth. However, Google obviously feels the Chromecast Audio’s time is up.
Support shall continue
Suspicions were raised in a Reddit post by someone who had ordered a Chromecast Audio, and then a Google spokesperson confirmed to Android Police that the dongle had reached the end of the road after a little over three years.
“Our product portfolio continues to evolve, and now we have a range of products for users to enjoy audio,” Google says. “We have therefore stopped manufacturing our Chromecast Audio products. We shall continue to offer assistance for Chromecast Audio devices, so users can continue to enjoy their music, podcasts and more.”