Chromecast 2 Launched in India: Here are 7 things you should know

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The successors to the cost-effective Google Chromecast, Chromecast 2 and Chromecast Audio have finally arrived in India at a price tag of Rs. 3,399 for each.

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Starting today, both these devices are available on Flipkart, Snapdeal, Paytm, Croma and Reliance Digital. With a newer design and better internals, the new Chromecast dongles are capable of streaming faster and easier. Here are the top 7 things that you should know about the new Chromecast 2 and Chromecast Audio.

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Works with iOS, Android, OSX and Windows

Chromecast 2 Launched in India

The Chromecast is one streaming dongle that is compatible across the most platforms - mobile or desktop. Chromecast 2 and Chromecast Audio works with your iPhone, Android device, Macbook and even the Windows PC.

Mirror your screen to the TV

Chromecast 2 Launched in India

There are some multimedia apps that are not capable of natively casting the screens to a TV. Chromecast 2 helps such apps cast the content onto the screen, without using any wires or anything of that sort.

Newer design

Chromecast 2 Launched in India

The Chromecast 2 and Chromecast Audio have a completely revamped design, quite different from the original version. It has a new circular design with a small HDMI connector cable for connecting it to the TV screen. It is also available in three new colors - Yellow, Red and Black. While a welcome change, the new design is somewhat inconvenient for many.

Gaming experience

Chromecast 2 Launched in India

One of the biggest drawbacks of the first Chromecast is the lag that accompanied whenever you connected it for mild gaming apps. With improved internals, you can expect that lag to wear off now. Also, another new feature in the arena of gaming is that you can now use your smartphone as a dedicated controller. Quite similar to a gaming console experience, Chromecase helps convert your TV screen into a full size gaming display, and your phone into the controller.

Upgraded Photos app

Chromecast 2 Launched in India

Initially, there was no support for the Photos app specifically, and you were forced to mirror your device onto the TV for accessing your photos. With Chromecast 2 though, the Photos app now has generic support with the dongle, much like Youtube. You can now simply go into the app and choose the option of casting it to the connected screen.

A newer and smarter mobile app

Chromecast 2 Launched in India

The previous Chromecast app for Android and iOS kinda sucked, to be honest. It didn't offer any suggestions and connecting for the first time was quite a pain. With the device launch, Google has also refreshed some of the features on their app, and made it a bit smarter. Now, if you have content that can be made use of by Chromecast, the app will prompt you to download the concerned app from the Play Store. Google at the launch party said, "For Cast-enabled apps that aren't already on your phone, we'll suggest one for you".

Fast Play connectivity

Chromecast 2 Launched in India

Buffering and loading have been one of the major issues in the first-gen Chromecast. The time taken to load a YouTube video or a song on Rdio was quite a lot and users ended up getting frustrated. With their new dongle, Google has introduced a new feature - Fast Play. If you are binge watching a TV series, the app will automatically start buffering the next episode, once you near the end of the previous one. This helps save time taken to skip to the next one.

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