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Bang and Olufsen speakers add Google Cast for wireless audio

Engadget Engadget 12/05/2016 Billy Steele
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Google Cast for audio is a standard feature on most new wireless speakers these days, and Bang & Olufsen is making sure its customers can use that tool as well. The company announced an update for the BeoPlay A6 and the larger (and much pricier) second-gen A9 that will add Google's wireless connectivity. If you'll recall, the option works like a Chromecast for TV: it pulls content directly from the service you're using rather than using your phone or tablet's connection. Back at CES, Google revealed that Cast would arrive on more speakers this year, and B&O is helping it keep that promise.

What's more, B&O says all of its network wireless speakers in the future will also offer Google Cast. If you're looking for other connectivity methods, the audio gear also plays nice with Apple AirPlay and Bluetooth. For owners of the A6 and A9, the new feature will arrive via an automatic update that's rolling out starting today.

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