Chromecast 2 internal documents and photos indicate radical re-design, new features
posted by Chris P. / Sep 18, 2015, 4:18 AM
It's not all about appearances, however, according to the leaked documents in question. Apparently, the new Chromecast will feature improved Wi-Fi — say 802.11ac — and offer some more software goodies, including the ability to add custom content feeds. What kind of feeds, exactly, remains unknown, though we're told to expect a new "Fast Play" feature that will hopefully lower the time needed for a connected device to start throwing content at the dongle. Finally, the new model will also feature "Chromecast Audio", which will allow you to plug it to any speaker via an AUX cable and blast some tunes.
The new Chromecast will apparently be announced at Google's September 29th event later this month, likely alongside the oft-rumored new Nexus devices. From what we're told, the smart dongle will cost the same as its predecessor, and will be initially made available in at least 10 countries.
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Fugly, but probably less intimidating for the average user. :)
posted on Sep 18, 2015, 5:46 AM 1
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The old one lost connection a lot.
posted on Sep 18, 2015, 6:04 AM 3
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Why are leaks always the crappiest quality. What kind of smartphones/cameras are these people using?
posted on Sep 18, 2015, 6:10 AM 6
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The first leaks are always intentionally in terrible quality so they can get people to be more curious about it and get more attention. It's common sense for companies or tech sites doing it. If they can get leaks from it do you believe these joes really use a crappy phone or camera?
posted on Sep 21, 2015, 6:41 PM 0
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I just got an Amazon Fire Stick 3 days ago and now this pops up. Poop.
posted on Sep 18, 2015, 6:58 AM 0
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Reminds me of balls. Old one looks so much better
posted on Sep 18, 2015, 7:41 AM 0
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I agree, these look terrible, thankfully, they're also hidden behind any actual display so once they're setup you'll never have to look at them again until you replace them with an upgraded and even uglier model.
posted on Sep 20, 2015, 11:17 AM 0
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To those moaning about the looks: It's stuck behind your TV you can't see it, and it's apparently jam packed with other features if you look at other websites. They will still sell the Chromecast Original for just making your TV smart, but this does way more than that it seems.
posted on Sep 18, 2015, 7:46 AM 1
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Lol that looks terrible. Instead of releasing this, they should repackage and redesigned the Nexus players that are collecting dust in the warehouses and sell them at chromecast prices. Let's face it, they need to nip the Apple TV in the bud, set top boxes are better than dongles, and the only reason Chromecast sells is because it's a dirt cheap alternative to a Nexus player.
posted on Sep 18, 2015, 8:41 AM 0
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WISHLIST FOR CHROMECAST 2 MORE FORMAT SUPPORT NATIVELY: AVI, MKV, RMVB, WMV, MPG,MOV & BETTER CAST FROM WEB BROWSERS :- ENABLE WEB VIDEOS TO WORK WITHOUT A GLITCH. ABILITY TO CONNECT, RECEIVE & PLAYBACK CONTENT FROM WIRELESS DLNA DEVICES WITOUT THE USE OF INTERNET.
posted on Sep 18, 2015, 10:59 AM 1
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