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Google kills the Chromecast Audio (so buy one now)

Google kills the Chromecast Audio (so buy one cheap right now)

Bad news, fans of streaming audio on a budget: Google has decided to stop manufacturing the Chromecast Audio

We thought the streaming disc was a great way to breathe new life into an old music system or pair of speakers, bringing a heap of functionality for not a lot of money. But with Chromecast streaming increasingly being integrated directly into devices, it seems Google sees no need to offer the dedicated device.

First spotted on Reddit, the news was later confirmed in a Google statement to Android Police: "Our product portfolio continues to evolve, and now we have a variety of products for users to enjoy audio... We will continue to offer assistance for Chromecast Audio devices, so users can continue to enjoy their music, podcasts and more."

So, if you do fancy a Chromecast Audio, we'd suggest you hurry while stocks last. You can find the best prices below...

Joe Cox

Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys mixing vinyl and cycling.