Google Introduces New Chromecast, Chromecast Audio, Spotify Support

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As expected, Google unveiled a new Chromecast at an event today. This one has faster performance, a new design, and is available in three colors. Still just $35, the new ones look more like the Chrome log and are more flexible.

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The release comes with an update to the Chromecast app, which provides users with a place to browse or search content across apps they already use, essentially giving it a TV Guide-like feature. The update hits Android today and will launch for iOS soon in the coming weeks.

Google also unveiled Chromecast Audio, which is a separate device that you can connect to speakers to stream music from Chromecast-supported apps, which now include Spotify, over WiFi. It supports RCA, 3.5mm and optical speaker inputs.

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Like the standard Chromecast, Chromecast Audio is just $35.

In addition to all of this, Google announced some new offers for Chromecast users, including 90 days of free music from Google Play, a free 1 month trial of CBS All Access, a free movie rental from Google Play, a three-month free trial of Rhapsody, and 30 days of access to Crunchyroll Premium.

In addition to Spotify, Chromecast is gaining support from Showtime, SlingTV, NBA, NHL, BN Sports, and Google Photos!

Images via Google

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