Google on Monday unveiled new technology that will allow users to stream music directly to speakers and other audio equipment that support the feature.
Similar to Apple’s AirPlay, “Google Cast for audio” uses the company’s existing Chromecast technology and embeds it in speakers, sound bars, and A/V receivers.
Users can simply tap the Cast button which will be included in music and radio apps on Android, iOS, or the web and then select a Cast-ready speaker to receive the audio stream.
Google said the first Cast-ready speakers will first be available in the US this spring from brands like Sony, LG, and HEOS by Denon with more brands coming later in 2015. Key to more devices will be the promised support of chip makers Broadcom, Marvell, MediaTek and system integrator Libre Wireless.
Check on the video below for a quick look at how it will all work: