Stream on: Chromecast 2 and Chromecast Audio now available in Australia
Google's second generation Chromecast and all new Chromecast Audio will hit Australian stores starting from today, both retailing for AUD$59. Despite a new look, the second generation Chromecast is still predominantly designed for beaming video content from a smartphone to a TV. On the other hand, Chromecast Audio provides users with a simple way to turn a traditional speaker into a wireless speaker.
Rather than acting as a mirroring solution, Chromecast's secret sauce is that content streams directly to the device itself (at least, after a smartphone or tablet is used to select what a user wants to watch or listen to). This frees up the user's smartphone, and should typically result in a lower latency experience.