In this video, The Handyguys do a brief tutorial of the Chromecast Audio. Previously, The Handyguys unboxed and setup the Audio for viewers. This is part of a greater series of videos looking at the Google Home, Chromecast, Chromecast Audio, and Chromecast Ultra. These devices are all compatible with one another yet have different functions. Specifically, the Audio has the ability to cast sound from your smart phone device onto the speaker of choice for the homeowner.
How to use the Chromecast Audio
After the initial setup of the Chromecast Audio, the application allows for the option of a cast buddy. This feature teaches users how to cast and from what applications they can cast. On most streaming applications, there is a cast now icon in the top corner that allows you to automatically cast to the Audio. This feature occurs, of course, after you have downloaded and setup the application. For the purposes of this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul use the streaming application Pandora and cast onto their jobsite radio. You also have the ability to rename your Chromecast Audio device from the given manufacturing ID.
In addition, you can control the volume of the audio from the speaker that you are casting on as well as your mobile device. Look for the cast icon in the application and then control all the subsequent sounds. Furthermore, you have the ability to control the Chromecast Audio from your laptop or other smart devices as well.
In a future show, The Handyguys will explore the question of whether you can use the Google Home as an assistant to cast directly onto the Chromecast audio. The Handyguys will also see if you can go from the phone to both Google Home and the Chromecast device. Stay tuned for more tips and tutorials on the Google Home and Chromecast devices.