Google’s new Chromecast costs $30 • TechCrunch

Google introduced a brand new Chromecast with HD streaming assist at present that prices simply $30 and has a distant management with it. The corporate is launching the Chromecast with Google TV (HD) — sure, that’s the official identify — in 19 international locations, together with the U.S.

This comes two years after Google launched a $49 Chromecast with 4K HDR streaming assist and the introduction of a distant. The brand new Chromecast helps 1080p streaming.

The brand new Chromecast helps greater than 10,000 apps which can be on the Google TV platform, together with Netflix, HBO Max, Disney+ and Prime video. What’s extra, Google has improved assist for stay TV over time.

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The distant is much like what was shipped with the 2020 Chromecast. It has the form of 1 half of a scorching canine bun with a navigation circle on high with buttons for Again, Residence, Mute, Energy, TV Enter and Google Assistant; quantity controls are positioned on the aspect. The distant additionally has a devoted button to launch YouTube and Netflix. Customers can press and maintain the YouTube button to reassign it to open YouTube TV, YouTube Music or YouTube youngsters.

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Google Assistant on the distant helps you to seek for reveals, films and movies together with offering voice controls on your good residence home equipment. So you may management your thermostat, activate/off your lights and even stream your Nest safety digital camera feed on to the TV.

The brand new Chromecast comes with all Google TV goodies, together with profiles for various customers, a content material advised tab referred to as “For You,” the Library tab on your purchases and leases from Google and a Watchlist that might be synced throughout gadgets. Again in Might, the corporate added casting capabilities to the Google TV app and added that the Android TV ecosystem had grown previous the 110 million gadgets mark.

 

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As a result of it’s a Chromecast, customers will have the ability to group Nest audio system and play music in numerous rooms instantly by means of their TV or cellphone.

Whereas Google is parading round the truth that the brand new Chromecast is cheaper than the first-gen $35 system it launched in 2012, the corporate is updating the funds model after 4 years. Throughout that point, each Amazon and Roku have launched $30 HD streaming sticks, so the search large is late to the social gathering.

The Chromecast with Google TV (HD) is accessible in “Snow” shade beginning at present. Patrons within the U.S. will get six months of Peacock Premium — which provides entry to unique reveals, WWE and stay sports activities — with this new system. In July, throughout its quarterly earnings name, Peacock mentioned that its paid subscribers remained flat at 13 million. So this is likely to be one of many ploys to develop that quantity.

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