Google unveils Chromecast 2.0 and Chromecast Audio

Google Chromecast, the company’s popular low-cost living room streaming device, got a colorful update today.


Chromecast 2 users would be able to see a great change in terms of gaming experience.

The second new device is called Chromecast Audio.

Google has launched a completely redesigned version of its Chromecast hdmi dongle. There’s also new hardware on board with the new 802.11ac 5GHz WiFi support with three efficient antennas that select the best radio frequency for optimal video streaming performance. Simply use your mobile device and the TV you already own to cast your favorite TV shows, movies, music, sports, games and more. In the meantime, follow our event liveblog for all the latest news.

In addition to all of that, the Chromecast app now includes a search bar, which searches for individual pieces of content across all your apps.

Also new if the Feeds feature which can be controlled via the new Chromecast app, letting users choose what content the Chromecast will display on screen when on standby. But at the same time, Google introduced a plan that would allow members to listen to different, personalized stations simultaneously across devices like Chromecast, phones and computers. And it’s available from today.

Google’s vice president for Chromecast, Mario Queiroz, argues this gives it a key advantage over the likes of Apple TV.

Just like Chromecast, it works from anywhere in your home with your favorite devices, including Android, iOS, and laptops. Lastly there’s a few support for gaming whereby an app can show one screen on your phone and another on Chromecast 2.0.


Both new Chromecast devices are available for purchase as of writing at the familiar $35 price point. It looks similar to the Chromecast but instead of the HDMI port, the Chromecast Audio uses a 3.5mm audio jack. The Chromecast Audio dongle basically helps turn any speaker in your house into an Internet connected speaker, able to play music, podcasts of audio books from your phone to your speakers.

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