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.

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