Google has launched its new Chromecast with Google TV at its ‘Launch Night In’ event, as they promised. The new Google TV interface combines movies, shows, live TV, and more from across your apps and subscriptions. It plugs into your TV’s HDMI port, powers up using USB Type-C port, supports up to 4K HDR at up to 60 frames per second, also has Dolby Vision support, and also supports HDMI pass-through of Dolby audio content.
It comes with a new remote with YouTube and Netflix buttons and a dedicated Google Assistant button that can help you find something to watch, answer everyday questions, and you can also control your smart home devices. It is programmable TV controls for power, volume, and input. According to google, Stadia support is coming in the first half of 2021.
Google Chromecast with Google TV Specifications -
|Video||Up to 4K HDR, 60 FPS, supports Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+|
|Audio||Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos (pass-through) audio|
|Connectors||HDMI that plugs into the TV, USB Type-C port|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), Bluetooth|
|OS||Android TV OS|
|Dimensions||162 x 61 x 12.5 mm|
Google Chromecast with Google TV Features -
- Bluetooth voice remote with IR to control TV, soundbar, or receiver, Integrated microphone for Google Assistant, Accelerometer sensor.
- Google TV’s Watchlist lets you bookmark movies and shows you want to save for later. You can add to your Watchlist from your phone or laptop, and it will be waiting on your TV when you get home.
- Google TV’s For You tab gives you personalized watch suggestions from across your subscriptions organized based on what you like to watch.
- YouTube TV membership with live TV recommendations in the For You tab, alongside other curated content from streaming services
Price and Avaialbleity -
The new Chromecast with Google TV comes in Snow, Sunrise, and Sky colors, and the price is $49.99 (Rs. 3,675 approx.). It will be available from October 15th in the United States (except Puerto Rico), Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and United Kingdom, and the pre-orders have started from today. But there are no details about the launch in India.