The new Chromecast comes in a circular design and has a small built-in HDMI cable. The puck clips to the HDMI cable with a magnet and it comes with Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4GHz/5Ghz) support. It lets you cast content from mobile apps and PCs, Macs, Chromebook or laptops from Chrome browser to your TV at 1080p resolution.
The Chromecast Audio lets you connect it to your loudspeaker’s AUX input port and cast audio from Android, iOS devices, Chromebook, Mac and Windows laptops to the speakers. You just need to press the cast button in music apps to start casting. Google said that Wynk and Saavn support Google Cast, for casting audio through Chromecast Audio. It has Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4GHz/5Ghz) support, similar to the Chromecast. Both these have a power button a microUSB port for charging and also come with charger in the box.
The Google Chromecast 2 is at Rs. 3,399 and will be available through online retailers Flipkart, Snapdeal, Paytm as well as offline retailers like Reliance and Croma and Chromecast Audio is also priced at Rs. 3,399 and is available through Flipkart, Snapdeal, Paytm and offline retailers. Both come with free HOOQ subscription and Saavn subscription for 6 months. We unboxed both these devices few months back, check out the unboxing video below.
Commenting on the launch, Mickey Kim, Head of APAC Chromecast Partnerships, said:
The new Chromecast brings your favorite entertainment from your mobile devices to the big screen with ease. With improved connectivity, a new design and an updated app, friends and family can share the fun of streaming movies, music, games and shows. Chromecast Audio, our newest addition, lets you enjoy your favorite music, podcasts and radio from anywhere. The future of entertainment is streaming and Chromecast brings it all to you in a simple, affordable device.