It is nice to finally see the Google Chromecast 2.0 after more than two years from the launching of the original gadget. It has often been said that Google wants to update this well-known streaming tool, but it is not a surprise that the company has patiently waited to release this follow-up, considering how amazing it is for only $35. But, now we finally have the chance to see the new Chromecast in its entire splendor and very soon, we will use it for our entertainment.
The 2-nd generation Chromecast will get an internal update, but it will also receive significant changes on the outside. It will have a circular shape instead of the USB general look. This indicates that it will be bigger than its predecessor, which raises the question of how it will match nearby HDMI wires on the TV and AVR devices without some kind of an expansion wire. Google is applying a nicer design in three colors and this will seem brighter on a dark background.
The components of the extremely expected device will likely become the larger promotional feature. The news shows that its Wi-Fi adaptor might now be suitable for 802.11 ac, in contrast to only 802.11 b/g/n. Many studies of the previous Chromecast outlined its lack of 5GHz options. Even if nothing about that particular aspect was described in the preview, users hope that the company will add that feature as well.
Another issue of the previous gadget is that stream loading takes a few additional moments to begin. This is due to the fact that the necessary details have to be sent from a nearby device to the Chromecast, then it has to convert the respective data. There will apparently be a new function known as Fast Play, which could increase the speed of the whole procedure.
The previous Chromecast only provided an HDMI support, but this 2nd-gen of gadgets is likely to give an additional reliable connection. This indicates that it could be capable to be linked straight to an analogue sound converter on the AVR receiver or to an external product simultaneously with its HDMI feature. There is a discussion about multiroom assistance that makes us to think that this function is for people who want to get the sound from their Chromecast on another sound system. This implies that if you link the new Chromecast to an HDMI slot and to an analogue sound slot of your AVR receiver simultaneously, you will play songs on the second set of performing speakers.
Image source: Ytimg.com