Update: Chromecast 2018 (3rd generation) is out. You may check this guide for new features in Chromecast 2018.
Google just announced and released the 2nd generation of Chromecast on September 29, about 2 years after the initial release of Chromecast.
You can order the new Chromecast through Google Store or Best Buy now.
You may wonder what’s new in the new Chromecast (Chromecast 2015) and whether you should update to the new Chromecast.
In this post, I will share with you the top 5 new features and improvements of the new Chromecast (Chromecast 2015).
Detailed how-to guides for the new Chromecast will be added gradually.
1. Chromecast Audio: a new member of the new Chromecast family:
In addition to the normal Chromecast with HDMI interface, Google released the new Chromecast Audio for your speaker.
You can connect Chromecast Audio to a speaker (or a soundbar or even your home theatre system) through the 3.5mm audio cable.
Chromecast Audio instantly turns your speakers or soundbar into a “smart” and “connected” device. It can stream music from the cloud or from your phones or other devices. Please check Chromecast Audio guides here.
It is better than a Bluetooth speaker: