Google has launched its second-generation Chromecast dongle in India. This dongle comes with new Chromecast Audio dongle and both priced at Rs. 3,399. Flipkart, Snapdeal, Paytm are some online marketplaces where these dongles are available. It is also available at some retailers like Reliance and Croma.
In addition, the company is offering a free Saavn Pro subscription and free Hooq subscription for 6 months with both dongles. In September 2015, the company launched Chromecast Audio dongle globally and now new dongle comes with extra modification this year.
The second-generation Chromecast’s design is significantly different from the original’s. It has an HDMI cable looped inside a circular Chromecast logo-shaped unit. Connectivity has also improved, with three onboard antennas and dual-band 5GHz 802.11ac Wi-Fi for stutter-free high quality streaming. It comes with Fast Play, allowing the Chromecast to start a video or audio streaming much more quickly once the Cast button is pressed.
The new Chromecast dongle also enjoys the Feeds feature, which can be controlled via the Chromecast app, letting users choose what content the Chromecast will display on screen when on standby – from social media feeds to image feeds. Unlike the first generation Chromecast dongle, the new media streaming device will be available in three colours – Black, Red, and Yellow.