I am likely not the only one who has a receiver or amplifier with some loudspeakers that I wish to play music on via my phone. I have always liked the Google Chromecast ever since it came out, I knew there was a Chromecast audio version of it. I was sad to see it had been discontinued. I did not want to buy something that is discontinued and therefore I started looking for alternatives. I found the below TP-Link NFC-Enabled Bluetooth 4.1 Receiver (affiliate link), which I have bought and set up and it works perfectly:
It is "just" a bluetooth receiver, there are no special features, which makes it very simple to use. This means, you connect to it with your device and start playing music, that is it. Just like in a car with bluetooth, your phone connects and you are set to go. It took no time to set up and it respects when I disconnect from it - it doesn't try to pair with my phone again and again. It comes with a "3.5mm cable (mini jack) to 3.5mm cable" and a "3.5mm jack to RCA cable". Which leaves you with great options to connect it to your receiver, amplifier or speakers. So far I am very satisfied with this, it does not cost a fortune either.
Now this is my second post in a row that is not on programming, I better get back to my main topic on this blog :) I hope you find this as great an alternative as I did, please let me know what you think in the comments down below.
Disclosure: Bear in mind that some of the links in this post are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase I will earn a commission. Keep in mind that I link these companies and their products because of their quality. The decision is yours, and whether or not you decide to buy something is completely up to you.