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Onkyo rolls out firmware update enabling Chromecast built-in for effortless audio streaming.

Chromecast built-in is an audio streaming platform that allows users to share a wide selection of music, digital radio, podcasts and other programs from popular Chromecast-enabled apps to Onkyo home entertainment systems.

Tapping or clicking on the icon in Chromecast enabled apps will send audio wirelessly to the receiver or speaker system instantly with sampling rates of up to 48 kHz supported for lossless sources, making streaming audio effortless.

The update enables listeners to enjoy stable streaming on Onkyo products featuring Chromecast built-in with less buffering and fewer dropouts, operating over 5 GHz/2.4 GHz Wi-FI®.

Chromecast built-in allows the use of other apps while streaming music. Users can answer calls, send emails or play games without interrupting audio playback. The platform also enables streaming of single or multiple audio sources to other Chromecast-enabled speakers simultaneously.

Chromecast built-in is supported by iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android™ phones and tablets, Chromebook™ and Chrome™ browsers on Mac, Windows® and Linux PCs.

No special device setup, password entry or pairing process is required to connect and stream via Chromecast built-in, providing both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Firmware released will update the following Onkyo models:
PR-RZ5100, TX-RZ3100, TX-RZ1100, TX-RZ810, TX-RZ710, TX-NR676E, TX-NR656, TX-NR575E, TX-NR555, TX-NR474, HT-S7800, TX-8270, TX-L20D, LS7200, LS5200, R-N855, NS-6170, NS-6130, and NCP-302

To enjoy the Chromecast built-in on supported Onkyo products, apps must be Chromecast-enabled and the receiver and device must be connected to the same network.

Chromecast built-in further enhances a universal audio streaming and wireless multi-room ecosystem integrated within Onkyo home entertainment products, giving listeners greater choice and enriching their daily life with immersive and satisfying sound.

For further information about Chromecast built-in and Chromecast-enabled applications, please visit https://www.google.com/chromecast/built-in/

Please note that Onkyo cannot guarantee correct operation of streaming audio via Chromecast built-in in every wireless network environment even if the above requirements are met. Some applications supporting Chromecast built-in require a paid subscription and are subject to regional availability. Due to a policy of continuous product improvement, Onkyo reserves the right to change specifications without notice.