For those with HDMI Chromecast devices it’s long been a point of contention and suffering that those devices were not eligible to be linked into a multi-speaker group via the Home App, especially if the said Chromecast was connected to your amplifier you basically couldn’t include your best speakers into your streaming groups. That all changes today thanks to an update to Chromecasts that finally enables these features.
Following the update HDMI Chromecasts join the ranks of the other multi-room enabled devices including the Chromecast Audio, Google Home devices, Google Assistant speakers, Google Smart Displays as well as many other Chromecast enabled speakers from various OEMs.
If you do have a HDMI Chromecast hooked up to a CEC compatible device you’ll also be able to use the Auto On feature of the CEC protocol, meaning that if you start a stream the Chromecast will turn on your device and switch it to the correct input.
Have you been waiting for multi room audio to come to HDMI Chromecasts? What device do you want to see added next?