- Jun 21, 2013
Anyone know if Amazon Music HD can be finagled to cast to Chromecast Audio via the Windows app? I can cast from Chrome, but I don't think that supports exclusive mode, and I've found that to make a massive difference.
The Amazon app for Windows does not support exclusive mode (in the sense of letting the native sample rate of the file control the sample rate of playback), instead playing back through the Windows audio stack at the sample rate picked in your sound control panel regardless of the sample rate of the file, up or down sampling is done by Windows. I don't know why it would be any different casting the signal to a Chromecast dongle. One of the reasons I don't use a pc for Amazon Music playback, but not the main one. I wouldn't say I noticed a "massive" difference though, but your ears must be better than mine.