The new Chromecast device finally been unveiled by Google in the San Francisco event (29/09/2015).
According to Google, more than 20 million Chromecast devices sold since 2013. After this massive success of the streaming device, today Google unveiled the refreshed design and updated version of Chromecast.
Chromecast 2 got the new physical design with an HDMI cable and colurfull small puck-shaped chassis. Not only physical shape change, but WiFi capabilities also beefed-up to faster 802.11ac standard. The original Chromecast doesn’t have 802,11ac WiFi standard.
The new Chromecast 2 got triple-adaptive antenna and Chromecast supports a feature called “Fast Play.” Like the name says, this feature allows the Chromecast to start a video or audio stream much quicker than it did before.
Quick specs of the Chromecast 2
Dimensions 51.9 x 51.9 x 13.49mm
Maximum resolution 1080p
WiFi 802.11ac (2.4GHz/5GHz)
Ports and connections HDMI, Micro-USB
Power 5V, 1A power supply
Availability 29 September 2015