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Google Cast is coming to more speakers this year

B&O, Harman Kardon, Philips and others will use Google's technology.

Billy Steele , @wmsteele
01.06.16 in AV
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At last year's CES, Google announced that the Cast tech that allows you to beam video with a Chromecast would be available to audio as well. This meant that companies were free to put the feature in new devices alongside AirPlay and Bluetooth connectivity. While a few options arrived in 2015, Cast isn't yet a common feature on new speakers, soundbars and other audio gear. That stands to change in 2016, and today, a number of audio companies announced plans to take advantage this year.

Joining the likes of Sony and LG, who have already shipped Cast-friendly devices, is a list of well-known brands. Bang & Olufsen, Harman Kardon, Onkyo, Philips, Pioneer, and Raumfeld are all on board to make speakers and other gear that'll play nice with Google's wireless audio feature. And you won't have to wait for new devices to take advantage either. B&O, for example, plans to make Cast available on its high-end speakers via software update, including its BeoPlay A6 and BeoPlay A9 that are already available.

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