A few months ago Google announced a new name for their streaming platform, Google Cast. While we know this best for video on the Chromecast, Google is expanding that with audio. This was also announced a few months ago and Google wants it to become a standard for streaming audio. Since then, we haven’t heard much about this platform. At CES 2015, LG showed off some hardware but we haven’t seen it release yet.
However we now have pricing information and where we’ll be able to buy the products. Several different speakers will be available with prices ranging between $179 and $999. The speakers support Spotify Connect and standard Bluetooth alongside Google Cast.
Wi-Fi Streaming Speakers:
- H3 30W speaker: $179
- H4 20W portable speaker: $199 (available in May)
- H5 40W speaker: $279
- H7 70W speaker: $379
Wi-Fi Streaming Sound Bars
- LAS751M: $499
- LAS851M: $599
- LAS950M: $999
This series of speakers will be available at Best Buy, HH Gregg, Amazon, and Google Play soon. That last one is probably a typo as hardware is no longer for sale in the Google Play Store but instead in the Google Store. Either way, we’ll be excited to see this hardware come to market. Will you be buying?