Will this unconventional Chromecast setup work?

green-ink-ecuatoriano

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I'd like to use Chromecast to watch Netflix wirelessly on a computer monitor. I do not own a TV, but I do have a computer monitor with HDMI ports. I'll need to connect an existing set of bookshelf speakers to the monitor for audio.

At the same time, I'd like to connect the same set of speakers to a Chromecast Audio device so that I can stream music from Spotify. I'll need both CC and CC Audio because I want to group the CC Audio with another CC Audio connected to different speakers in an adjacent room. Here's how I'm thinking of proceeding:

1. Connect the monitor's HDMI ports to a converter like this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BIQER0E/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2IX3RNQE846HA

2. Plug Chromecast into the converter

3. Run an RCA-to-3.5mm audio cable from the RCA outputs to a mixer like this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00102VV46/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

4. Connect Chromecast Audio to one of the other inputs on that mixer

5. Run an RCA-to-3.5mm audio cable from the mixer to my speakers (the mixer has a 3.5mm output and my speakers are RCA)

6. Play music and movies wirelessly as desired using above setup

Is this going to work, or are there too many points of potential failure for it to be viable?

Also: Is there a much easier way of achieving the stated objective? Much appreciative of your help!
 
1. The converter extracts the audio from the HDMI. It doesn't provide a connection for the Chromecast.
2. To do what you want you need an input selector at the speakers. One stereo input from the monitor and another from the CC audio. A mixer will work but unless you think you want to hear both at the same time an input selector is all you need.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/321982356600?lpid=82&chn=ps&ul_noapp=true
 
1. The converter extracts the audio from the HDMI. It doesn't provide a connection for the Chromecast.
2. To do what you want you need an input selector at the speakers. One stereo input from the monitor and another from the CC audio. A mixer will work but unless you think you want to hear both at the same time an input selector is all you need.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/321982356600?lpid=82&chn=ps&ul_noapp=true
 

green-ink-ecuatoriano

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Thanks! That makes sense. It sounds like I still need the converter/extractor, though, to retrieve the audio from the HDMI. The extractor has an HDMI input and output. Are you saying I'd avoid putting the CC into the HDMI input on the extractor and just plug the CC into my monitor's 2nd HDMI input?
 
Yes the CC connects to the monitor HDMI 2 input so you don't have to switch speakers from PC to CC. Changing inputs on the monitor does that for you. Only when you want to use the CC audio do you use the new switch. The monitor performs the same function as the extractor.
 
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