Google Chromecast 2.0 unveiled: easy to find great content, better signal reception

Google has just unveiled the second generation of its popular video and photo streaming gadget, the Chromecast.

The new Google Chromecast 2.0 now looks different: it is round, comes in fresh new colors (Black, Coral and Lemonade) and features a tiny HDMI cable that folds and tucks to the back of the Chromecast making it more compact and easily fitting cluttered with HDMI cables setups. Keep in mind that the new Chromecast streams at up to 1080p, there is no support for 4K video streaming here.

The biggest change in the Chromecast v2 is the new app that allows it to easier find great content to stream to your TV via the gadget. Also, the streamer is now updated with a new antenna setup with support for dual-channel Wi-Fi, which will help you avoid congested networks. Google has also built in smart algorithms that make sure that the new Chromecast switches to one of its three antennas that has the best reception.

Chromecast 2.0 specs highlights

Dimensions: 51.9 x 51.9 x 13.49 mm
Power cable: 1.75 m
Weight: 39.1 g (0.086 lbs)
Ports & Connectors: HDMI, Micro-USB
Memory: N/A (512 MB DDR3L)
Resolution: 1080p
Connectivity/Network: Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4GHz/5Ghz)
Power: 5V, 1A power supply

The Chromecast 2.0 is priced at the same sweet $35 cost and will work with a host of popular apps like Hulu and Netflix. The new addition to the roster is Spotify, and you can check out the most popular services that support and more official images right below.

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source: Google


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