August 14, 2022

What you need to know

  • Leaks in recent versions of the Google Home app point toward a resurrected Chromecast Audio.
  • The tag given to it is “YND,” the same tag specifically given to the Chromecast Audio before its sunset in 2019.
  • The Chromecast Audio dongle could turn an ordinary speaker into a smart one.

Is Google actually trying to bring back Chromecast Audio? Some leaks in their code suggest Google may be interested in turning regular speakers into smart ones again.

Google discontinued Chromecast Audio (opens in new tab), a little dongle that turned your regular speaker into a smart one, in 2019. It’s interesting now that, in the times we’re in, Google is looking to bring that product back to some capacity.