Google at it’s Nexus event unveiled Chromecast 2.0 and is now available in US for the same price. The new Chromecast is faster with improved connectivity, with an upgraded antenna system and a Wi-Fi chip that chooses the best connection. Along with this in the newest version of the Chromecast Google has embedded a feature of photo share from your Google account.
And to consummate that feature, Google is rolling out an update for it’s Google Photos app, which is now available in the Play Store. Here’s what new features the update has brought:
- Chromecast support: Cast your photos and videos to your TV, even if they haven’t been backed up yet. Plus, pick and choose what shows up on your TV while you’re browsing on your phone.
- More people features (US only): In Search, you can now label and merge people groupings. Once labeled, easily search for people, or combine people, place, and thing search terms for even more precise results, such as “Juliana at beach in Hawaii”.
- Animations can now be shared directly to WhatsApp
- Adjust the speed of slow motion videos shot with the new Google Camera app on Nexus 5X & 6P
Manually update the Google Photos app and enjoy the new features.