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Apple rebuffed Google when asked to add Apple Music to Chromecast Audio

by Brandon Russell | October 1, 2015October 1, 2015 3:00 pm PDT

Hope you don’t plan on using Apple Music with Google’s new Chromecast Audio. According to TrustedReviews, Apple rebuffed Google when the search giant asked if it would add Apple Music support to its new streaming dongle. No reason was given as to why Apple would deny the simple request.

Chromecast Audio will support iOS devices no problem, you just won’t be able to use it with Apple’s music streaming service—at least not yet. Google has shared the tools for developers to easily add support for casting, but it doesn’t appear Apple has any plans to do that anytime soon. Hopefully when Apple’s service hits Android we’ll see support. If not, that’s a pretty big slight on Apple’s part.

For $35, Google’s new Chromecast Audio will easily add a Wi-Fi connection to a pair of old speakers, which means users don’t need to worry about upgrading their systems. It’s an easy solution, and once it gets syncing support later this year, it’ll be a great tool for parties.

As of now, services that support Chromecast Audio include Google Play Music, Pandora, Deezer, Audible and Spotify. The ball’s in Apple’s court. It’s just a matter of Apple deciding to be a team player.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...