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Budget streamer with Spotify & Optical out

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Arjun4

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Looking for a cheap option to stream spotify. Device should have an optical out. Any suggestions ?
 

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I see that you own a nice receiver that's got Wi-Fi built in and you're already equipped to stream spotify & Apple TV for videos.

Considering that you are looking for an external device, probably, you may consider a good, pre-owned BDP with Wi-Fi built-in/Wired, in your budget. These usually come with Optical/Coax outputs. So, employing the wireless/wired LAN, no compromise in the sound output + you get addtnl. features like BT, USB playback of high res files...so on depending on the BDP.
 

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Considering that you are looking for an external device, probably, you may consider a good, pre-owned BDP with Wi-Fi built-in/Wired, in your budget. These usually come with Optical/Coax outputs. So, employing the wireless/wired LAN, no compromise in the sound output + you get addtnl. features like BT, USB playback of high res files...so on depending on the BDP.
Any specific model / brand BDP ? i couldn't find any BDP's with optical out
 

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I did consider 3rd gen apple TV but couldn't find a Roku with Optical out.
I may be wrong. I don’t see any Roku with optical out. You can still use it by buying a cheap hdmi to optical converter.
 

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Any specific model / brand BDP ? i couldn't find any BDP's with optical out
Sony BDPs of old, say, the three series... like., BDP-S3700...Pioneer BDP 140, 180.. Panasonic ones usually with optical...Sony's of late going with mostly coax o/p.
 
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Hari Iyer

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Looking for a cheap option to stream spotify. Device should have an optical out. Any suggestions ?
DNM has recently launched a streamer. Checkout if that suits you. They have optical out I think.
 

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Another option is a cheap Andriod TV box. I got from my internet provider for 1500 it has optical out. Since it is Andriod TV, it streams from almost all services, in addition, to support for chromecast.
 

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Chromecast audio is the cheapest option with optical out to stream Spotify.
 

saikatbiswas82

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I think the optical port on CCA is mini TOSLINK, isn't it ?
That's correct.

For reference, this is cable I'm using:

 

Arjun4

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That's correct.

For reference, this is cable I'm using:

Thanks, Are you using CCA 2nd gen ?
 

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I'm using 2 of them. First one I purchased new from store last year March. So that is latest. The 2nd one was purchased from a HFV member. Not sure which generation does it belong to.
 

rajkr100

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Chormecast Audio is very good option with digital out. It also good inbuilt dac. However, It seems that it has been discontinued by Google.
 
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