Before the Google I/O 2018 conference, there were speculations about an updated version of Chromecast with Bluetooth as well as an Android TV dongle. While the former was not announced, the developers attending the conference took the Android TV development kits home.
But in case, you’re still looking to buy a streaming dongle for your TV, you’ll be pleased to know that Chromecast 2 is available at the lowest price yet on Flipkart. As part of Flipkart’s on-going Big Shopping Days sale, which ends tomorrow, Chromecast 2 is available at a discount of 41% on its MRP.
Chromecast 2, which normally sells on Flipkart between Rs. 3,399 and Rs. 2,999, can now be bought at a much lower price of Rs. 1,999. You can avail a discount of 5% using VISA debit or credit cards or by using an Axis Bank Buzz Credit Card. Through this, you will able to reap a benefit of Rs. 100, bringing the price of the streaming dongle to Rs. 1,899.
Using Chromecast, you can cast screens from your tablets, iPhones or Android smartphones, or laptops to your TV. For this connectivity, the dongle uses HDMI interface. This way, you can convert a non-smart or old TV with an HDMI port, into a smart TV – though it will not be independently smart and will require a device to control the playback. But, considering that we have our smartphones always handy, that shouldn’t be an issue.
Another benefit of Chromecast is that you can even stream or cast media on your TV without having a Wi-Fi connection at home. In this case, Chromecast will automatically use your Android smartphone’s data connection to display content on the TV.
Chromecast supports a variety of apps including YouTube, Netflix, VLC, Eros Now, Saavn etc. and you can also play games like Angry Birds using the TV as your monitor. It is also an effective solution if you’re on a limited budget and cannot buy a smart TV just yet. And since it also works with Google Home, it’s all the more convenient for a seamless content experience.
- Buy the Google Chromecast 2 on Flipkart (Rs. 1,999)