According to some documents obtained by 9to5Google, it looks like Google is gearing up to launch a lot more than Nexus devices at their September 29 event. Indeed, it appears the long-awaited 2nd generation Chromecast will be announced at that event as well. The new streaming device is expected to feature faster Wi-Fi AC connectivity. In addition to the faster WiFi, the new Chromecast will feature a “feeds” option that allows you to choose media that will display on your Chromecast’s home screen. Perhaps the most exciting feature is the rumored “Fast Play” mode that will allow content to stream from your device to Chromecast even faster than before. This will be a welcome addition for those of us that stream Youtube to our TV using Chromecast everyday.
One other interesting addition is Chromecast Audio. With this feature you will be able to connect the Chromecast to your standard speaker via an auxiliary cable, letting you to then stream content from a connected phone or tablet. Chromecast Audio is expected to bring support for multi-room playback, high-quality audio, and we will finally get support for Spotify. The images above are pretty poor quality but it appears the 2nd gen Chromecast will be significantly larger than the original and also will be offered in multiple color variants. Depending on the size and connectivity options, this could be another huge hit for Google. With all the new products expected, the September 29 event is going to be BIG! Stay tuned here for more news on Google’s upcoming hardware releases!
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