Google has released Chromecast 2nd generation yesterday and I was able to receive it today. The new Chromecast 2nd gen features a completely new look with Chrome logo on a circle shape with a short HDMI cable that’s also magnetic.
The biggest change with this year’s Chromecast is support for dual-band 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz with 802.11AC. For those of you with a 5Ghz router with 802.11AC, now you will be able to stream many times faster. There’s also new feature like “Fast Play” that will reduce loading times up to 80%.