The Music-First Audiophile, SoundCloud & Google Chromecast

By | July 1st, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , |

Music streaming that’s smartphone app-controlled from the listening position?

For Tidal, I use Roon; its smartphone app directs the stream to a wide variety of third-party endpoints. For Qobuz, AURALiC’s Lightning DS app tells the Aries Mini what to pull down from the cloud. For Spotify, the native app’s Connect service, like Roon, talks to a number of different endpoints.

Missing from this picture is SoundCloud.

Despite recent attempts to become a streaming service like any other, one that would rival Apple Music and Spotify, SoundCloud’s user base is rooted in fans of electronic music and hip-hop.… Read the full article