a new affordable HD model

Google has just quietly launched a new Chromecast with Google TV. It is distinguished by being limited to Full HD (1080p) and for a much more affordable price than that of the high-end model.

Google will not have waited your event on October 6 to formalize a new product. The Mountain View firm just announced the arrival of a new Chromecast with Google TV (HD). This version was expected for a few months and rumors abounded about its formalization. It is presented as a more affordable alternative to the Chromecast launched in September 2020.

Two years ago, Google created the event by proposing a major review. The Chromecast with Google TV differed from previous models by offering a real interface, remote control, and new design. A small revolution for a high-end model launched at 69.99 euros. Until that day, there was no affordable alternative and we had to settle for the old generation Chromecast (2019).

Chromecast with Google TV, yes, but which one?

This new Chromecast with Google TV is more accessible, with a price of 39.99 euros. It adopts the same design as its big brother and also offers a remote control and interface. The main difference is that this new model limit to 1080p at 60 frames per second. So an entry-level model, unlike the existing model that offers streaming up to 4K HDR at 60fps.

Chromecast with Google TV HD
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Otherwise, this Chromecast with Google TV (HD) has the same dimensions (162.5 x 61 x 12.5 mm) and the same weight (55 g) as the 4K version. On the other hand, it is only available in “Snow” color, while the 4K model adds “Sky” and “Aurore” colors.

In nine years, the Chromecast has changed a lot

Offered below 40 euros, it allows the firm to position itself at the entry level. Historically, it is this affordable price that has allowed Chromecast achieve great success since its launch in 2013. Nine years later, the little dongle is still looking facilitate access to content and his mission has changed somewhat. When it launched, the goal was to transform any TV into a smart TV by offering the ability to stream content from your phone to a TV.

This is still the case today, but most TVs have connected features. With its Chromecasts, Google now claims the possibility of bringing people together in one place “all your apps and streaming content”. It is also based on personalized recommendationsthe presence of thegoogle assistant or the possibility of control Nest products.

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