My son turned one last week. At the same time, Google dropped the price of Chromecast audio by $10. Given the large layout and need to spread music around, it made sense to give Chromecast audio a shot. Between that and a Google Play pre-made playlist, it worked exceptionally well.
Now I have a few of these hockey pucks sitting around. What to do now?
I've head the benefits of a Sonos system. It always seemed appealing, but not at these prices. I could do better.
So after this setup, I must admit, it sounds great. The drop down list in most apps is pretty long, but I can easily cast to a single one, or create groups (like I have for whole-house and upstairs). Audio quality is great. Given the streaming service limitations on quality, I couldn't ask for more.
Next improvement is the kitchen, the final frontier. I was thinking of getting a Google Home since it has Chromecast built in and is on sale for $129. However most of my stuff is not on Google. So I figure I will wait for the Cortana Cube and plug another Chromecast into it.