Rumour says that Google’s photo-to-TV streaming dongle could be updating to a new model, Chromecast 2.
Leaked images suggest that Google may be due to update their Chromecast dongle, but mentions of it were absent from Google’s I/O keynote speech this year.
What is Chromecast?
Chromecast is a handy little device that plugs into your TV and lets you stream what’s on your phone or tablet to your TV screen. Got a movie on your phone but want a bigger screen to watch it on? Cast it to your TV and see it in all its HD glory.
It plugs into your TV’s HDMI slot, and then needs a USB link either from your TV or the wall to power it. After that, you it connects to your phone via wi-fi.
Google are keeping things well under wraps, but word on the new suggests faster onboard Wi-Fi, and possibly even 4K HD support. However a member of the Chromecast team on Reddit shot down those hopes, claiming that “It will have the same features as the original and most users won’t notice a difference.”
Some blurry photos of what’s claimed to be the Chromecast 2 packaging, found by 9to5google shows brightly coloured round balloon-shaped things that are reminiscent of whoopee cushions or table tennis bats, but your guess is as good as ours.
Which devices are compatible?
Compatible devices include any Android phone or tablet, iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows laptop, or Chromebook.