After purchasing my first Google Home, I began listening to more music during the course of a day. I always listened to music while working (my 9-5 is spent in front of a computer) but after the kids were in bed for the night, things were pretty silent. After enjoying Spotify for several months I decided to give Audible a try. I was surprised to find that there wasn’t any built-in support for casting (that I can see). Despite that, it’s pretty easy to set up.
Open up your Google Home app. Under Account > Additional, you will see a “mirror device” option. Select that, and then the “cast screen/audio” button. Select your Google Home from the list (yes, my two have Harry Potter themed names). Your Google Home will play a little tune, and then you can open up Audible and play your audio book as normal. By this point the “cast screen/audio” button will now say “disconnect”, which you’ll select to stop casting audio.
The downside of this is that you are casting all of your device’s audio to your Google Home, including notification and typing noises. You can simply mute your device’s notification/system sounds if this is annoying.
I like listening to audio books while doing housework or other things that don’t require too much brain power. I listened to a lot of Sherlock Holmes while chalk painting my dining room set.