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Alphabet Inc (GOOGL): How to Fix Out-of-Sync Chromecast Audio Devices

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At times, Chromecast-connected audio devices might start playing out of sync. Don’t worry here’s your fix!

One of the standout features of Alphabet Inc.’s (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Chromecast Audio is that it allows users to put a number of units organized into an audio group together so that they can play the same thing in sync. However, sometimes the sync gets affected due to latency, so you need an easy way out to tackle this problem.

For those of you who don’t know, Chromecast Audio allows easy audio streaming from an Android device to almost any capable 3.5mm speaker. The integrated 3.5mm cable featuring the Chromecast Audio connects to speakers, enabling users to stream audio from their Chromebook, OSX, Windows, iOS, or Android devices using the Chromecast app. The audio is streamed by means of a Wi-Fi connection, and Chromecast is capable enough to stream, not just music, but any type of audio from your device. This includes multitude of apps such as Spotify, Pandora, and Google Play music.

The means of stream-synced audio to all the connected devices on your home seems elegant, but the dramatic latency issues likely create syncing problem of the audio. In a setup of Chromecast Audio, when a signal takes longer than anticipated to move from point A to point B, it causes the audios to play out of sync. Everything on the Internet does not connect at the exact same speeds, the different location in your house can trigger slower data-travel issue, and on the other hand wires and speakers come with their own built-in latency flow. Fortunately, there is an easy and non-technical method to fix the Chromecast’s un-synced audio.

Here’s the fix:

Open the “Google Home” app and search for the malfunctioning (un-synced) unit in the Chromecast Devices. Tap the three dots “Settings icon” located on the top right corner. On the Advanced section, tap Group delay correction setting. Adjust slider, up until the audio “syncs” for you.

And that’s it! It does sounds so stress-free, and easy to be true, right? If this helped you with solving the audio issue on your music streaming device then give us a follow up, and let us know in the comments section!

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