Google Cast, also known as Chromecast, is a service which allows you to connect to various pieces of equipment that you might have around the home. Whether they be TV-based or audio-based, or both. As such, when you do pick up a new connected speaker, the ability for it to make use of Chromecast, is probably something that does matter nowadays. Especially, with more people starting to turn towards streaming services as their main audio source. Well, if you happen to own a Raumfeld speaker, or are planning on buying one soon, then it is worth knowing that Raumfeld has today announced that their speakers do now support Chromecast.
As such, the announcement is confirming that all “current model Raumfeld speakers” will receive the newly-added Chromecast support in due course and via an update. Following which, the Raumfeld speaker will be able to make use of all the Chromecast features, including the ability to stream content from more than 100 music services. While most Chromecast users will already be well-versed in the casting process, if you are new to Chromecast and own an Raumfeld speaker, then to access the new support, simply open up any Chromecast-supported app and hit the Cast icon. At which point (and presuming the update has been applied) any and all Raumfeld speakers nearby should show up on the available list and should accept the connection, once tapped.
Of course, for those who do own a Raumfeld speaker, they have probably been waiting for this support to come for quite some time. Especially considering it was all the way back at CES 2016 when Raumfeld first announced that they were planning on introducing support for ‘Google Cast’ (as is was known at the time) to their speaker lines. So while it has taken the best part of a year to come to being, it is now finally here. Although, if you are a user of the likes of Spotify Connect, Tidal or TuneIn, then the new Chromecast support might not matter to you as much, as Raumfeld speakers have been able to connect to these services for some time.