Google is believed to be launching two Nexus smartphones on September 29, and now the latest is that the company is also expected to unveil the next-generation Chromecast. The device is said to come with a slew of new features like improved Wi-Fi, support for content feeds and a compelling new feature called ‘Fast Play’. Also Read - Google Wallet vs Google Pay: What is the difference?
According to 9to5Mac, the second-gen Chromecast will have an interesting new feature called Fast Play which will enable connecting to other device faster and simpler. This was one of the big pain points in the first-gen Chromecast, and if Google does introduce this feature, it will be a big highlight. Also Read - Android hacks: How to block spam calls on your Android phone
According to the documentations obtained by the publication, Google is also planning to introduce ‘Chromecast Audio’ which will allow users to connect the device to speakers via an auxiliary chord. It will also bring multi-room support and feature high-quality audio. Also Read - YouTube's player will now show the 'most replayed' parts of a video to save your time
The device could be updated with a much improved Wi-Fi, possibly the faster 802.11ac band. In comparison, the original Chromecast only supported 802.11b/g/n. lastly, there might also be a new feature that will let you add content feeds (e.g.: social media feeds) to your home screen.
The report also shared a blurry image of the next-gen Chromecast which shows off a balloon-like shape, which is very different from its predecessor. From the leaked photo, it looks like the device will come in three colors — yellow, black and red. The report states that the next-gen Chromecast will be launched first in 10 countries, and will be priced similar to the original one.