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Google’s Internet streaming device Chromecast is available in 31 countries and about 20 million users globally. Photo: Reuters
Google’s Internet streaming device Chromecast is available in 31 countries and about 20 million users globally. Photo: Reuters

Google unveils new version of Chromecast for Rs3,399

The technology giant has also introduced Chromecast Audio in India at the same price of Rs3,399

New Delhi: Technology giant Google on Wednesday launched the new version of its Internet streaming device Chromecast in India for 3,399. The company has also introduced Chromecast Audio in India at the same price, which was launched in the US last year.

“With a sleek design, fresh content and an updated app, the new Chromecast will make streaming faster and easier," said Chromecast Partnerships Head Asia Pacific Mickey Kim.

Chromecast Audio is a new device that plugs into speakers to stream and control radio, podcasts and music over WiFi. Using Chromecast, users can add smart TV functionality to their television to stream content from video services like YouTube and Netflix.

Chromecast is available in 31 countries and about 20 million users globally. However, the company did not disclose any country-specific data. The devices will be available on online stores like Flipkart, Snapdeal and Paytm as well as retailers like Reliance and Croma.

The previous version of Chromecast was unveiled in India early last year. Kim said the company has partners like Hooq, Saavn, YuppTV, Ditto and Hungama in India.

The devices will come bundled with six months of free subscription for Hooq and Saavn.

Other Internet streaming devices selling in India are from Teewe and Amkette. Sales of Internet streaming devices are expected to pick up as on-demand video services like Netflix become more popular. They allow users to play games like Angry Birds on their TV screen using their smartphones as a controller. PTI

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