Multi-room audio may soon be coming to older Google Chromecast devices

The feature is expected to land on second-gen and Ultra devices before 2019

Multi-room audio coming to Chromecast

The Google Chromecast was given a quiet refresh at the company's Made By Google event earlier this month, complete with faster Wi-Fi capabilities and multi-room audio. Now, the latter feature appears to be heading to previous generations.

That's after the email exchange shown below, allegedly featuring a reply from Google's support staff, was posted on Reddit, appearing to indicate that the feature would be heading to the Chromecast Ultra and Chromecast second generation by the end of the year.

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The addition would mean that users of both older generations could easily use cast-compatible devices such as the Chromecast Audio, speaker with Cast built in and Assistant-ready speakers like the Google Home Max to combine their audio.

Multi-room audio support may soon be coming to Google Chromecast

And, of course, this would be a massive boost to any users who like to hook up their speakers to the TV. Previously, this would mean that they wouldn't have the option to sync their Chromecast to the list of audio devices in the Google Home app, but the upcoming feature would help it become part of the family.

Now, even though such an update would be welcome, it's important to keep in mind that the customer responses of Google's support staff aren't the same as an official announcement. We've reached out to Google for official word on the report, and we'll update this story when we hear back.

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