Google’s September 29th press event wasn’t only about hot new Nexus devices, as the company also announced a brand new Chromecast model – the second-generation Chromecast – that’s supposed to offer an even better media streaming experience than the first version.
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One of the new Chromecast’s most notable changes is the new design. Google ditched the flash memory stick-like design in favor of a new hockey puck format, which it needed for certain internal components intended to improve the Wi-Fi connectivity.
Speaking of specs, the new Chromecast will offer support for faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and an almost instant streaming/casting feature called Fast Play.
The full specs for the new Chromecast follow below:
- dual-band 2.4GHz/5GHz support
- 802.11ac support
- triple-adaptive antenna
- HDMI connectivity
- Fast Play and gaming support
- Colors: Black, Coral and Lemonade
The new Chromecast will be released on September 29th in 17 countries, with prices starting at $35 in the U.S.