Sound Settings

Last updated: Oct 9, 2018

Chromecast Audio uses sounds to indicate user actions. Here's more on how you can customize playback sounds:

Playback sounds

Start of cast session

Whenever you start a cast session, Chromecast Audio will play a playful sound in order to indicate a connection was made and playback is about to start. You can also use this time to adjust the volume to your preferred levels before the music starts. Note: The time it takes before music playback actually starts depends on the specific app you are using for casting.

Volume change

When changing the volume of your Chromecast Audio through the music app or your Google Home app, your Chromecast Audio will play a short sound confirming a volume change was done.

Turn off playback sounds

  1. Make sure your phone or tablet are connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast Audio device.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  3. Choose the Chromecast Audio device you wish to change the settings of.
  4. At the top right corner of the screen, tap Settings Settings.
  5. Look for Playback sounds and toggle the setting Off Off.

Full Dynamic range

Chromecast Audio supports full dynamic range output. This provides premium and professional audio equipment such as HiFi audio systems, AV receivers, and monitor style speakers with the highest quality sound output.

When connecting your Chromecast Audio to such sound systems using 3.5mm or RCA analog cable (see here for compatible cables), you can enable Chromecast Audio’s Full Dynamic Range option:

  1. Make sure your phone or tablet are connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast Audio device.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  3. Choose the Chromecast Audio device you wish to change the settings of.
  4. At the top right corner of the screen, tap Settings Settings..
  5. Look for Full Dynamic Range, and toggle the setting On On.

Note:  Many common speaker systems such as desktop computer speakers, docking speakers, portable and Bluetooth speakers are not built to support such a full dynamic range, causing the volume level to be very loud and sound to be somewhat distorted. Please avoid turning this setting on in those cases.

When Chromecast Audio is connected through an optical interface (see here for compatible cables), it will always use Full Dynamic Range. Setting Full Dynamic Range to OFF won't have an effect as it will remain ON.

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