Google Announces Chromecast 2 & Chromecast Audio

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Cast your favorite entertainment from your phone straight to your TV- Google

chromecasts 2 and chromecast audio

Chromecast 2

Google’s September 29th press event wasn’t only about hot new Nexus devices, as the company also announced version 2 of its Chromecast product. Chromecast is a media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV. Simply use your mobile device and the TV you already own to cast your favorite TV shows, movies, music, sports, games and more. Chromecast works with iPhone, iPad, Android phone and tablet, Mac and Windows laptop, and Chromebook. With the updated app, you can now interact with photos the same way you would with YouTube. With YouTube, you can start streaming a video and conveniently, add videos or navigate out of YouTube and send a message or do anything with your phone and unless you pause or stop the casting video, it will continue to play on your big screen TV.

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Google has updated the internals of Chromecast to include support for modern Wi-Fi streaming standards — 802.11ac, 5Ghz — and this will enable faster and smoother streaming. The new Chromecast software also supports picture sharing as well, so you can fling images from your phone direct to your HDTV. The Chromecast 2 is available in 3 colours – red, black and yellow (Google calls the yellow one lemon). The Chromecast 2 supports 802.11ac and 5Ghz so it is compatible with all modern state of the art WiFi routers enabling faster and smoother streaming. the new Chromecast 2 Google has added Fast Play, which is Google’s version of smart streaming. So if you were watching an episode of the vampire diaries, Fast Play will start buffering the next unwatched episode, even before you hit play. Sit back and think of the number of times you have patiently waited for a movie to buffer. As per Google the movie starts playing 80% faster.
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The full specs for the new Chromecast 2:

  • dual-band 2.4GHz/5GHz support
  • 802.11ac support
  • triple-adaptive antenna
  • HDMI connectivity
  • Fast Play and gaming support
  • Colors: Black, Coral and Lemonade
  • Chromecast: $35

Chromecast Audio

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This device will costs $35, Chromecast Audio will turn your existing dumb speakers into Internet-connected smart ones. Using WiFi streaming is a much better option than Bluetooth, both in quality and range, but the parts inside the Chromecast Audio are going to make all the difference.

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