Google's Chromecast is such a versatile device for $35, so the news of a refreshed, next-gen Chromecast coming should not be a surprise. 9to5Google is reporting that Google is set to unveil a new Chromecast soon, with some big improvements.
The new Chromecast would feature improved Wi-Fi, where we're hoping for 5GHz and 802.11ac support. Better yet, the new Chromecast would allow for content feeds on the home screen, which would be something very welcomed. We should see social media or image feeds on your TV, met with a new Fast Play feature that would speed up the process of getting content onto your TV.
Something completely new, however, is Chromecast Audio. Chromecast Audio seems like a Rocki-style device, which would let you plug your Chromecast into any speaker through an auxiliary cable, joined by a nifty multi-room feature that would let you blast audio throughout your house from your smartphone or tablet.
We should expect to see Google unveil the new Chromecast on September 29, alongside some new Nexus smartphones.