Earlier than unveiling two new Chromecasts, Google gave an replace on the prevailing Chromecast. It looks like everybody and their canine have a Chromecast. And it’s not simply an impression as the corporate has bought 20 million units, which is a staggering quantity.
As a reminder, Chromecast is a small HDMI key that streams content material immediately out of your Wi-Fi network. You employ your Android phone to forged content material. And it really works fairly properly for a $ 35 device.
A number of corporations have copied the HDMI key mannequin. Amazon has launched the Hearth TV stick, Roku launched the Roku Streaming Stick, and I’m positive I’m lacking different rivals.
Google introduced that extra Android apps will help Chromecast sooner or later, together with Showtime and Sling TV. NBA and MLB apps also needs to add Chromecast help within the coming months. However it’s unclear whether or not 20 million individuals are nonetheless utilizing their Chromecasts.
So what’s in retailer for the new Chromecasts? There’s a new Chromecast in your TV with an improved design. After which, there’s the mysterious Chromecast Audio, which turns dumb audio system into related audio system. Learn extra concerning the new Chromecasts in our separate submit.
Source : TechCrunch