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Google Announces Chromecast Audio, 6 Person Play Music Family Plan, Spotify And More

googleTucked away in Google's hardware event today were several major announcements that will literally bring music to the ears of any audio or streaming fans.

Today Google announced:

  • Chromecast-audioAlongside a version 2 of its Chromecast dongle Google added Chromecast Audio(pictured right), a similar device that turns any speaker with an AUX out into an Internet-connected device thus allowing streaming.
  • Spotify is now available on both the Chromecast and Chromecast audio platforms.
  • A 6 person Google Play Music family plan for $14.99 per month. The plans will be available “later this year.”  By contrast, $14.99 on Spotify would get you two users and 6 users would cost $34,99