Chromecast Audio gets hi-res music and multi-room support

We’re inclined to agree with that comment, as the the update adds support for 24-bit/96kHz lossless audio playback meaning hi-res audio tracks can now be streamed to their full potential, not to mention CD-quality tracks and services such as Tidal. Before the update, the highest supported bitrate was 320kbps.

Google has also turned the Chromecast Audio into a multi-room platform as you can now stream the same song to multiple devices and speakers. Through the Chromecast app, you can group multiple devices together and stream to it in the same way you’d stream to a single Chromecast Audio unit.

The latest Chromecast Audio update should be installed on your device(s) automatically, provided it's left plugged into power and connected to a wi-fi network. For more information, head to the Google support page.

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Max was a staff writer on What Hi-Fi? and subsequently spent a good few years writing news and features for various technology and hi-fi publications, before jumping on a plane in search of a more fruitful life in Australia. Now based in Byron Bay, he writes about tech, health, fitness and style.