Google launched its next-generation Chromecast and Chromecast Audio back in September last year. Six months down the line, the company seems to be gearing up to launch at least one of them in India. Google has today sent out media invites for an audio-centric event, where it could launch the Chromecast Audio. Also Read - Google might be working on a 'Find My' network clone for Android usersAlso Read - PUBG New State receives over 17 million pre-registrations as closed alpha testing ends
Google is hosting an event in New Delhi on April 20, when it will demo some audio-centric devices, and also promises and ‘exciting announcement’. If we were to hazard a guess, we think Google plans to bring the Chromecast Audio to India. Also Read - Samsung and LG confirm presence at in-person CES 2022
A Chromecast Audio is basically a small circular device that connects to your speakers, and in turn lets you stream music using Wi-Fi Direct. You connect the Chromecast to the speakers via a 3.5mm, RCA or Optical digital input jack, and stream music from an Android or iOS device, as well as a Windows PC, Mac and Chromecast.
There is no need for any sort of pairing either and, you can simply hit the cast button on any music streaming app to listen to music. The music streamed from your device is uncompressed, which means there is no compromise on the audio quality. There is also a guest access mode, which allows users to stream music even when not connected to a Wi-Fi network.
The Chromecast Audio is available in select countries for $35, which roughly translates to Rs 2,300. The first-generation Chromecast dongle however is officially priced in India at Rs 2,999, and the new Chromecast Audio too could be priced around the same range.
At the same event last year, Google also unveiled the second-generation Chromecast, which not only featured a new circular design, but also came with a bunch of new features. It will be interesting to see if Google plans on launching the device at the April 20 event.