Google has finally launched the upgraded Chromecast and Chromecast Audio in India. Both the devices are priced at Rs. 3,399. These devices will be available from several online and offline retailers across the country, including Flipkart, Snapdeal, Paytm, Crome and Reliance Digital among otheres.
Both devices will come bundled with free six months subscription of Saavn Pro and Hooq services. The second generation Google Chromecast saw a complete makeover in terms of design and hardware over the original Chromecast. The all new design saw an HDMI cable looped inside a circular Chromecast logo-shaped unit.
The company also upgraded the internal components to make the new Chromecast more capable and added three antennas inside the device. The device supported 5GHz 802.11ac Wi-Fi for stutter-free high-quality streaming. It comes with a new feature called “Fast Play,” allowing the Chromecast to start a video or audio streaming much quicker to start, once users press the Cast button.
Google’s Chromecast Audio streaming device lets you stream music to regular speakers directly from a smartphone or laptop. Since the device doesn’t compress audio while streaming, you’ll have original audio quality. There’s a guest access features that allows others to stream content even if they are not connected to user’s Wi-Fi network.
Configuring them is very easy, just plug in the Chromecast to your TV using HDMI or the Chromecast Audio to your stereo through the 3.5mm jack, head to the setup page, and then start casting content through the Google Cast app.