Picture of the original packaging for the Google Chromecast Audio receiver, front view.

Google Chromecast Audio Unboxing, Step by Step

Here we show unboxing and connecting Google Chromecast Audio receiver. First, the Google Chromecast Audio receiver is a streaming audio media player.  So it acts as a line level audio output device for Chromecast enabled applications.  Plus, these apps run on phones, tablets, and desktop computers.  Furthermore, this Cast Audio receiver works as well as Bluetooth because so many streaming apps on Android, iOS, PC, and Mac platforms can cast to it.

This streaming receiver also provides line-level audio output via the 3.6mm plug on its side. So this allows you to play your streaming Chromecast Audio on most any external, amplified speakers and headphones.  Quite the versatile device indeed.





Note though, that Chromecast Audio does not respond to voice commands.  That is, it does not run the Google assistant.  But  you can cast to it from other assistant devices, like the Google Home, Google Home Mini, the Nest Mini, Nest Audio, and Google Home Max  speakers.

Google Chromecast Audio Unboxing, Step by Step

1. Lay Out the Box for Easy Opening

First, turn the box onto its side such that the orange arrow tape faces you, as shown in the next picture.

Picture of the Google Chromecast Audio receiver package, side view, showing orange sealing tape. Google Chromecast Audio Unboxing.
Chromecast Audio receiver package, side view, showing orange sealing tape. Google Chromecast Audio Unboxing.

2. Remove the Tape

Next, grasp the tab with the large arrow on it.  Then, pull it down the length of the box.

3. Lift Up Box Flap

Thirdly, with the orange arrow tape gone, lift open the flap on the box.  We show how we did this in the next picture.  Furthermore, we drew in the pink arrow, that points at the box flap.

Picture of the Google Chromecast Audio receiver package, back view, showing flap open.
Google Chromecast Audio receiver package, back view, showing flap open.

4. Lay Box Flap Flat for Easy Reading

Next, with the flap open, lay it out flat.

This then exposes a brief set of “Getting Started” hints, along with an inner lid.  It’s the white flat piece with the Chromecast logo on it, as shown in the next picture.

Picture of the Google Chromecast Audio receiver package, flap open, showing the -Getting Started- instructions. Google Chromecast Audio Unboxing.
Google Chromecast Audio receiver package, flap open, showing the -Getting Started- instructions. Google Chromecast Audio Unboxing.




5. Remove this Lid  

Doing so then reveals a tray that holds the Chromecast Audio receiver along with a short 3.5mm to 3.5mm stereo patch cable.  Furthermore, this audio cord is used for patching the Chromecast receiver to powered speakers or a Hi Fi home theater / system.

Picture of the Google Chromecast Audio receiver package, showing inner box top open.
Google Chromecast Audio receiver package, showing inner box top open.

6. Unbox the Accessories

Next, remove the yellow patch cable and receiver from the plastic tray, as shown next. This Cast Audio receiver is black in color, and looks like a small hockey puck.

Picture of the Google Chromecast Audio receiver, held in hand. Google Chromecast Audio Unboxing.
Google Chromecast Audio receiver, held in hand. Google Chromecast Audio Unboxing.

7. Lift the Tray Out of the Package

Then, this shows the USB power adapter and micro USB power cable, as shown next.

Picture of the USB power adapter for the Google Chromecast Audio receiver.
Google Chromecast Audio Receiver USB power adapter.

8. Find the Chromecast Audio Power Supply

Next, take out the power supply and cable from the box, as shown next.

Picture of the power adapter for the Google Chromecast Audio receiver, held in hand. Google Chromecast Audio Unboxing.
Google Chromecast Audio Receiver USB power adapter, held in hand. Google Chromecast Audio Unboxing.

9. Get Chromecast Power Cord Ready for Use

Then take off the “wire tie” from the power cable and uncoil the cord.





10. Find the USB Power Port on the Chromecast Audio

Find the micro USB port on this device, as shown in the next picture.

Picture of the USB power port on the Google Chromecast Audio receiver.
Google Chromecast Audio receiver USB power port.

11. Google Chromecast Audio Unboxing Done! 

At last, you have now fully unboxed the Chromecast Audio adapter.  So now, to connect it up, to your home audio equipment, please see our  Connect Google Chromecast Audio, How To piece for details.

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References

  1. Chromecast Audio Unboxing and Setup, on YouTube.com
  2. Google Chromecast Audio Receiver–What’s in the Box,  on Google Support

Revision History

  • 2020-05-08: Added more tags.
  • 2019-05-09: Tuned the targeting for ‘Google Chromecast Audio Unboxing’. Moved the section about connecting this speaker to a new post.
  • 2019-05-08: Removed ad script code.
  • 2017-11-05: Added a Related Posts section.
  • 2017-03-29: Originally published.
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