Chromecast with Google TV that supports 4K HDR, with dedicated remote control activated
Chromecast with Google TV is priced at $49.99 in the United States. Chromecast with Google TV has been launched, and many changes and improvements have been made to the previous generation Chromecast, including the remote control.
The new Chromecast is more similar to Amazon Fire TV or Roku because it brings an Android TV interface, not just the function of casting media on the TV.
It was launched at Google’s “Launch Night In” event along with Google Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G, and Nest smart speakers. Chromecast with Google TV comes with a proper menu system and remote control.
Chromecast price with Google TV:
The Chromecast with Google TV is priced at US$49.99 in the United States and will go on sale today. The company said it expects to be listed in other countries by the end of this year.
The dongle is equipped with a touch and voice control remote control. As of now, Google has not shared availability. It has “sky”, “snow” and “sunrise” color options. The company launched Google Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 in the same event.
Chromecast with Google TV specification & features:
Chromecast with Google TV can run on the new Google TV platform-this is a new brand of the Android TV platform, do not confuse with the original Google TV device.
There is a USB Type-C power adapter on the dongle, and the remote control requires two AAA batteries. It supports 4K HDR, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Vision, DTSX, HDR10+, and h.265 streams up to 60fps.
In addition to Bluetooth, Chromecast with Google TV also has a dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac connection. It weighs 55 grams, while the remote control with accelerometer and microphone weighs 63 grams.
The Chromecast remote with Google TV comes with shortcuts for YouTube and Netflix, as well as a mute button, home button, back button, Google Assistant button, and 4-way D-pad for navigation. It has a CEC function, which means that the volume of the TV can be controlled with the remote control.
There is no infrared transmitter in the remote control. You can perform a voice search by pressing and holding the Google Assistant button, and then the general search will show the results of all major streaming services.
You can also choose to save multiple streaming services from Chromecast with Google TV to your Google account to get better suggestions on Google.
As an Android TV dongle, it supports Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Spotify, Disney+, Hulu, HBO Max, etc. out of the box. In terms of aesthetics, the new Chromecast with Google TV has a longer design compared to the circular shape of the previous generation Chromecast.
Google TV made its debut on the new Chromecast, an upgrade of the company’s Android TV interface.
Google advertises various features, such as personalized “recommended for you” features from different subscriptions, and the ability to create watch lists to which you can add movies and shows via Google search from any location on your phone or laptop.
Google also pointed out that YouTube TV on the new platform will provide unlimited DVR capabilities. Another feature of Google TV is the environment mode, which can be used as a digital photo frame and can even be used with Nest cameras and doorbells.