We bought ourselves a Google Chromecast recently. (At first I was sceptical as to whether we needed one)


We’ve been using it for a while now and it does the job we need it for.

We wanted to use it to play the music from RadioDJ on our home sound system.

We use Google Chrome on the Windows 10 PC to stream to the Chromecast by casting the desktop to the Chromecast from the cast icon.

We’ve also recently started using a Linux program to stream the Audio from the Ubuntu PC to the Chromecast.

Its called “mkChromecast” and works with Python on most Linux systems. The installation instructions are on the website.

You can find out more about mkChromecast Here

We’re finding It works flawlessly we can just leave RadioDJ chugging away in VMware automating our music collection and mkChromecast just keeps streaming it.

We’ve already taken away the wire that used to supply sound to our sound system & unless something goes wrong with Chromecast we doubt we’ll ever actually need it again.

If only technology had been this advanced in the 1980s…

Last updated on: 28th September 2018
at 14:13 PM Europe/London