New Chromecast from Google

Google has confirmed it is to launch a new version of its popular Chromecast HDMI dongle.

Google said it is building an “ecosystem of different endpoints” with version two of Chromecast seen as one of a spectrum of endpoints that will include other Chromecast devices.

Google said that the more advanced hardware capabilities of the new version of the devices will give users “a better opportunity to take full advantage of a large screen paired with a small screen.”

A new feature, Backdrop, gives the user the ability to customize the screen when it is not being used with personal photos, art and news and lifestyle content. New data can be added to Backdrop over time.

Google said that Chromecast and the new Android TV platform would both have a place in  TV strategy.

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