Chromecast Audio is an audio-only model of the second generation Chromecast models and it was released on September 29, 2015. Chromecast Audio comes with an integrated 3.5 millimeter audio jack/mini-TOSLINK socket which can be attached to speakers and home audio systems. Designed for use with audio streaming apps, Chromecast Audio helps you cast your favorite music tracks, radio channels and podcasts from your iOS, Android, Windows or Mac device to your speakers. You can spend $35 to get a Chromecast Audio dongle.
Chromecast Audio natively supports MP3, AAC and WAV audio containers encoded in HE-AAC, LC-AAC, MP3, Vorbis, WAV (LPCM), FLAC and Opus audio codec. Chromecast Audio covers the mainstream audio formats and basically it's enough for daily music playback. Songs or albums purchased from iTunes Store are 256kbps plain AAC audio (*.m4a files) which can be also cast to Chromecast audio.
However, if you try to cast downloaded Apple Music songs to Chromecast Audio, nothing will happen because Apple Music songs are encrypted M4P files. To cast Apple Music to your speakers with Chromecast Audio, you need to convert your Apple Music songs to MP3 or M4A (unprotected AAC) first.
TuneMobie Apple Music Converter is the best solution for casting Apple Music songs to your speakers with Chromecast Audio. It can effortlessly convert Apple Music M4P songs and other iTunes supported audio formats to MP3 or M4A with ID tags retained.
Launch TuneMobie Apple Music Converter and iTunes or Music app (on macOS 10.15 Catalina or later) opened as well. All Apple Music tracks will be listed in Music playlist and Apple Music playlists will be listed on its playlist name in the bottom of the panel. You don't have to download the Apple Music tracks to your PC first, but make sure you have added them to your iTunes library first.
Click Music playlist or standalone Apple Music playlist and tick the checkbox to choose the song. You can check entire playlist by ticking the top checkbox. Or you can use built-in search box to locate any favorite Apple Music tracks quickly.
Apple Music Converter provides 7 audio output formats, Chromecast Audio supported audio formats including MP3, M4A and WAV are all included in the list. Here you can choose MP3 or M4A for Chromecast Audio. Choose output quality in profile list and set output folders as you like.
Now simply click Convert button to start conversion. The programs performs 16X faster conversion speed and your favorite Apple Music tracks will be converted into MP3 or M4A in a short time. Click "Open Output File" to locate the output songs.
If you have successfully set up your Chromecast Audio, you can now plug Chromecast Audio into your speaker using the audio cable, then cast your converted Apple Music songs to your speakers with Chromecast Audio via Google Home app on your Windows or Mac. Your computer and Chromecast Audio should be on same WIFI network. If it's your first time to use Chromecast Audio, please follow official Chromecast Help to set up Chromecast Audio first.
Of source, you can also cast converted Apple Music songs using your Android or iOS device, just copy the output audio files to Android or sync output audio files to iPhone or iPad first.
By converting Apple Music tracks to MP3 or M4A, casting Apple Music songs to your speakers with Chromecast Audio is as easy as 1-2-3.
If you have got a Chromecast or Chromecast Ultra and want to cast iTunes M4V videos to HDTV, you will need TuneMobie M4V Converter Plus to decrypt iTunes M4V videos and convert them to Chromecast supported MP4 video first. In fact, you can also use Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra to cast converted Apple Music tracks as well. If you need to cast both Apple Music tracks and iTunes M4V videos, then iTunes Converter Toolkit will be the best iTunes to Chromecast solution as it includes both Apple Music Converter and M4V Converter Plus.
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