New Chromecast 2 - what's that about?

18 September 2015

chromecast Looks like Google are releasing a new version of Chromecast - provisionally called Chromecast 2 - and there's leaks and rumours about the whole thing.

Firstly, there's the small matter of a redesign. If the leak is correct, then the new dongle will look markedly different to the O.G. model. There might be different colours you can buy of the device, should you want it to match your eyes or whatever.

This new Chromecast doesn't look like a USB stick either, rather, it resembles a key fob or a rubbish pancake.

It looks like Google are keeping an eye on Apple TV as well, as there's rumours of new functions for the stick. It is likely that the new model will have better, faster WiFi. It may also have "background feed" capabilities, which sounds like it'll be able to sync up with social media accounts, should you want to do such a thing. There's probably going to be some Spotify app built-in too.

It is thought that the device will also have sports and news widgets, which you'll be able to customise, so you can watch highlights and video content from providers who free videos up. There's also talk of something called 'Fast Play', and we've no idea what that it. If we had to guess, we think it'll be something to do we pre-loading and buffering times.

So when will we see this? Well, we suspect it'll be unveiled at a Google event on 29th September.

TOPICS:   Technology   TV   Freebies   Gadgets

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