According to the Chromecast team, t worked with the Google OnHub team to design the Chromecast’s new antenna structure. Simply use your mobile device and the TV you already own to cast your favorite TV shows, movies, music, sports, games and more. Using the same streaming features like the Chromecast for TV but bringing Spotifiy and cross platform support, the Chromecast Audio helps playing music in the house much more easy.
To keep up to speed with the new hardware, Google’s Chromecast app has also been completely overhauled. In the meantime, follow our event liveblog for all the latest news. Look for that to start rolling out on iOS and Android devices over the next few weeks. It’ll be available in black, yellow, and pink color options for , the same price as the original Chromecast. Google Photos integration is now baked and so is screen mirroring to show your entire Android screen on your TV.
Wi-Fi Connection is better. No longer will you have to stream through the TV as you can now use the magic of Wi-Fi and a tiny cable to send your sounds straight to the speaker.
In addition to Spotify, Chromecast is gaining support from Showtime, SlingTV, NBA, National Hockey League and BN Sports.
It automatically works with phones, tablets, and laptops connected to the home Wi-Fi, but it also has a guest modes if you’ve got someone over and don’t want to give them your password.
Also on Tuesday, Google announced a new partnership with Spotify, the popular music-streaming app for its Chromecast Audio, a new line of Chromecast devices that plug directly into speakers and receive music sent from a phone. Though are you really going to spend over $100 just to get two or three rooms capable of streaming your favourite track?
Google has introduced a new, faster version of the Chromecast streaming dongle.
As for Chromecast Audio, this works in a similar manner to the new and previous version of Chromecast, only it is made to plug into a 3.5 mm headphone jack, RCA adapter, or optical cables.