Google’s new Chromecast is now formally right here.
Whereas the brand new streaming dongle didn’t get a point out onstage on the firm’s particular media occasion in New York as we speak, it did quietly roll out on Google’s web site together with the opposite product bulletins.
In accordance with Google, the brand new Chromecast is as much as 15 % quicker than the second era mannequin, with capabilities to stream 1080p at as much as 60 frames per second.
The brand new Chromecast additionally permits customers to stream audio from providers like YouTube Music and Spotify to their TV as properly sync up the music to any speaker linked to Chromecast. This multiroom audio characteristic, which acts very similar to Chromecast Audio, will probably be accessible on the Chromecast later this yr. Google will even roll out this perform to present house owners of the second-generation Chromecast, too.
Some rumored particulars concerning the new Chromecast leaked months in the past, like just about all the opposite newly introduced merchandise. Nonetheless, these rumored updates to the third era Google Chromecast present in FCC filings, like Bluetooth and quicker 5 GHz WiFi capabilities, should not listed within the tech specs on the Google Retailer web site.
Design-wise, the brand new Chromecast appears similar to the outdated Chromecast. There are some small design modifications like a matte end and a swapping of the Chrome emblem for a Google “G” one. A few of these design particulars about this new Chromecast additionally leaked after images of the product made its means on-line after bodily retail shops jumped the gun and by chance offered Google’s newest streaming machine earlier than it was even introduced.
That is Google’s first refresh of the Chromecast since 2015 and actually, not a lot has modified. Should you depend the dearer Chromecast Extremely, which you’ll nonetheless want if you wish to stream 4K content material, it’s the primary replace since 2016.
The brand new Google Chromecast for $35, the identical value as earlier generations. It is available in Chalk or Charcoal coloration choices.
There are additionally bundles accessible with the brand new Chromecast. It can save you $10 and seize a Google House Mini with Google’s newest streaming media machine for $74. Should you really need that 4K content material, you possibly can package deal the Chromecast Extremely with the brand new for $193, which totals .