Chromecast, a line of digital media players designed by Google are dongles which you can plug into the HDMI port of your TV. The Chromecast 2 and Chromecast Audio are the latest in the Chromecast lineup from Google.
First is the Chromecast 2, a departure from the stick like design of the original Chromecast. It is now of a circular design with the cable dangling off. The new design should help with placement on TVs especially in positions that may not have been ideal with the old design. It can be powered by either plugging the micro usb port into the TV or into a charger that comes bundled with the Chromecast 2. The main upgrade over the original is the now faster 802.11ac WiFi at 5GHz with a new adaptive antenna to improve connectivity around the house.
Next is the Chromecast Audio which is a dongle you can plug into any regular speaker, in turn you can also cast audio from a variety of apps that support it wirelessly. There is a 3.5mm in for connection to your speakers with a micro USB port for charging. Unlike existing Bluetooth audio streaming setups, the Chromecast Audio uses a 802.11ac 5GHz WiFi connection for reliably better quality audio streams. It is priced at RM199.
Currently, Lazada is actually running a promotion with the Chromecast 2. If you’re interested in buying, it comes with a free 1 year iFlix subscription(worth RM96) which makes it even more enticing. Also you can apply the coupon code SAVE50 when buying from the Lazada mobile app for 15% the price bringing the total price to RM169
For more information about the Chromecast 2, you can head on over to the Chromecast Lazada page.