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
Content Director

Joe is the Content Director for What Hi-Fi? and Future’s Product Testing, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for almost 20 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. 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 written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).