After some early leaks, Google has made things official and announced its new Chromecast with Google TV. The new streaming device offers compatibility with the most popular streaming services. It gives users access to thousands of supported apps and the ability to cast media from supported smartphones. Plus, it costs just $29.99 and offers consumers a new affordable option when it comes to streaming.
The more affordable Chromecast with Google TV claims to offer one of the best experiences possible, backed by popular streaming services and access to thousands of apps. However, the HD streaming device does not have 4K capabilities or access to Dolby Atmos sound. In return, Google can offer it for a lower price than the original Chromecast released nearly a decade ago. While the original relied solely on a tethered experience to stream and cast things to an external display, the new model will use Google TV as its backbone.
The new unit will have a sleek and compact design. The device is easy to set up and all you need to do is plug it into your TV or screen, turn it on and you’re good to go. It also comes with a powerful remote that is compact in design and provides all the essentials. Furthermore, the remote control also has a special Google Assistant button. That means you can ask general questions and give commands to get the show you want to watch or the music you want to listen to. The remote also offers the added convenience of being able to control your TV.Read:New Apple Campus in London’s Battersea Power Station to Open in Early 2023
As mentioned, this device can connect to the most popular streaming services, meaning you might be overwhelmed by the amount of content you can access. Fortunately, Google TV can make recommendations with its dedicated “For You” tab that can record shows from all your subscription services and organize them into one neat list. In addition, you can also add shows and movies to your “Watch List” from any supported device, and the list will be waiting for your TV when you get home.
Hopefully, Google offers a snappy and more responsive experience with its latest model. While affordable products are always nice, it doesn’t mean much if the experience is mediocre. The Chromecast with Google TV costs $29.99, but also comes with six months of free Peacock Premium. You can buy it directly from Google and also through participating retailers like Best Buy. If you’re looking for other streaming options, check out our guide to the best Android TV boxes and sticks to buy in 2022.