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Google has unveiled not one, but two new Chromecast streaming devices. One is a true successor to the original Chromecast, and other streams only audio to speakers around your home.

The Chromecast 2 looks completely different to the original. It's round, instead of being a stick, and comes in three colours: black, yellow and pink.

Inside, the major change is a re-engineered Wi-Fi architecture that lets you stream higher resolution video. However, that doesn't include 4K.

It works exactly the same as the first Chromecast, and can stream TV shows, films, music and more from your phone to your TV. Just plug it into your telly's HDMI port and enjoy.

The Chromecast app has been given a refresh too, and now includes universal search.

The big change with the second-gen Chromecast, though, is that for the first time it allows users to play mobile phone games on their TV, with their handsets doubling as controllers.

The other new device unveiled by Google is called the Chromecast Audio, and it's built for music. Plug it into speakers around your home, and you can beam tunes to it from your smartphone over Wi-Fi. It comes with Spotify built-in.

Both new Chromecasts cost £30 from Google Play.

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