Originally Posted by PlanetAVS
What bit rate/sampling rate can be achieved via Google Cast?
Regarding the app, I was referring more to lack of continuous play, artist or song based radio, ability to shuffle without having to create a queue first.
In theory and on the spec sheet, anything up to and including 24/96 is supposed to be supported.
In practice, I've had trouble (in terms of reliability and stability) with anything above 24/48, at least wirelessly to chromecast audios. And it's (mostly) not my local network, because 24/192 generally works-without-error wirelessly to a raspberry pi via Roon Advanced Audio Transport.
That's actually the main reason why I finally broke down and paid the $$$ for Roon. When I'm using Google Cast (which is my whole-home-audio solution, as I only have RAAT working on 2 zones and a headphone rig), Roon downsamples all 24/88.2 and 24/176.4 to 24/44.1 and all 24/96 and 24/192 to 24/48... and thus plays back without glitch or stutter to all of my CCA's.
Living Room: Sony x940E; Denon x4400h w/ Marantz MM7055; Ascend Sierra RAAL Tower L/R's and 2EX center, Polk Monitor 35B Rears, Rythmik F25 sub. NVidia Shield, ATV4k, OPPO UDP-203, CCA.
Basement: Samsung PN58B650 & LN-T4065F (x2); Onkyo TX-NR809; Kplisch RP-600m L/R's, SVS PB-1000 sub. NVidia Shield (x2), Windows Desktop, CCA, Pi running Ropieee.