Smartphones and virtual reality were not the only things Google showed off at their #madebygoogle event. The tech giant also unveiled a brand new Chromecast, Google WiFi and officially launched the familiar Google Home.
As the date of Google‘s big announcement draws closer, we find ourselves with several fascinating pieces of information about the new Pixel smartphones as well as a look at what could be the new Chromecast Ultra.
Does Andromeda ring any bells?
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The Google Chromecast is an affordable little gadget that turns your dumb TV into a smart one. Shaped like a USB stick, it plugs into your TV’s HDMI port and you can start enjoying your online content on the bigger screen.
Now the new Chromecast 2 (or known simply as the New Chromecast) has arrived in Malaysia and it is available exclusively on Lazada for RM199.
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Your smartphone is more than just a communication device, it’s the gateway to a whole bunch of entertainment all for your personal consumption. There’s a catch however, as great as your smartphone is for entertainment on-the-go, it still can’t beat watching all those videos on a big flat screen TV.
That’s about to change though as now there’s a way for you to put all that entertainment that you have on your smartphone, onto that sweet large flatscreen TV you have at home. How? It’s all thanks to the Google Chromecast, offered exclusively by Maxis.
So what is the Chromecast? It’s a small dongle that attaches itself to a TV via the HDMI port. What it can do is allow you to cast your favourite entertainment from your devices straight to your TV. It’s really simple to setup as well. Just plug it into your TV, make sure it’s powered via power outlet or the TV’s USB port, set it up through the Chromecast app on your smartphone and you’re ready to cast.
Now this simple gadget may not look like much but hidden in this little gem is a way to use your smartphone in a whole new way. So how will it do that? Here’s just a few examples
If you always wanted to play YouTube videos on the big screen and your TV isn’t exactly smart, the Google Chromecast might be the little tool that you’ll need. It is a HDMI dongle that allows you to connect your TV to your smart phone, tablets and various other WiFi connected devices.
Apart from YouTube, it also allows you to mirror your smart phone content from the web browsing, music and other chromecast supported apps. To set it up is fairly easy by simply connecting the Chromecast into your TV’s HDMI port, and connect the USB cable for its power. Once the WiFi has been set up, you’re good to go.
It is now officially available in Malaysia, exclusively from Maxis at RM170 inclusive of GST. MaxisOne users can pick it up for just RM150. You can get it from selected Maxis Stores nationwide. For more info, visit the Maxis Chromecast page.
Check out the Chromecast promo videos after the break.