Google Launches New Chromecast, Chromecast Audio

Google has announced the launch of new New Chromecast and Chromecast Audio, at a media event held on Tuesday, where it has also launched the two new Nexus smartphones - Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P - and Pixel C tablet. The two Chromeccast gadgets are for streaming video and photos to a TV, and other device for streaming music to any standard speakers.

After two years of the launch of
Google Chromecast which is a flash drive-shaped device that lets users to beam media content and on-screen activities from devices, Google has focuses on the expansion. The Chromecast Audio will turn any speaker with an auxiliary input into an Internet-capable device. It allows the users to stream music to their regular speakers directly from a smartphone or laptop.

Similar to Motorola Moto Stream portable wireless adapter, the new Chromecast Audio comes with high-quality audio, 2 watt RMS and an optional optical digital out equipped with hybrid port, and comes with feature called Guest Access allowing your friends to stream even if Wi-Fi is not connected.

It doesn’t compress audio, and thus not compromising on audio quality, and the company has announced that it partnered with Spotify for supporting the Streaming on the device. Spotify will support multiple users at once, and listeners can skip songs if they don’t like.

Priced at $35 (roughly Rs. 2,300), the Chromecast Audio will also work with Android and iOS devices, apart from PCs.

Meanwhile, the original Chromecast is getting a refreshed version too with a HDMI cable looped inside a circular Chromecast logo-shaped unit, and the upgraded internal components t make it more capable. It comes with three antennas, and the Chromecast sports 5GHz 802.11ac Wi-Fi for stutter-free high quality streaming. The new feature "Fast Play" lets the Chromecast to start a video or audio streaming much quicker to start.

The Company also claimed that the developers let you to render a game on both your smartphone's screen and the large screen (TV). Chromecast will get Sling TV, Showtime, MLB, CBS Sports and other services. The device will be available in three colours - Black, Red, and Yellow.

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