A 2nd-gen Chromecast device and Chromecast Audio could show up at Google’s event tomorrow

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It looks like the LG-made Nexus 5X and Huawei manufactured Nexus 6P won’t be the only devices showing up at Google’s event tomorrowAndroid Police is reporting that the Chromecast will see its first refresh, according to trusted sources.

Codenamed “Earth,” the dongle will have the same design as the original device, only come packed with a few more features, such as 4K compatibility and improved performance. It’ll also come in three new colors–Black, Lemonade, and Coral. This refreshed Chromecast should retain the $35 price point.

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Interestingly, Google is also rumored to show off a Chromecast Audio device. This dongle will have an 1/8″ headphone cable to add Cast for Audio Wi-Fi capabilities to speakers, televisions, car stereos, and obviously much more, according to a leak from 9to5Google.

There aren’t many details, but if this rumor holds any weight, we’re less than 24 hours away from seeing what the new Chromecast and Chromecast Audio is all about.

The Chromecast app for Android is also expected to go through a major revision, putting content discovery at the forefront. In this revision will be a new search function enabling users to explore Chromecast-compatible content from applications you have installed, such as YouTube and Netflix. There’s also a “What’s On” feature that’ll automatically pull content and present it to the user. You could look at it as the wild card of content discovery.

Suffice to say, tomorrow’s event is turning out to be much more than just a Nexus refresh.

source: Android Police


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