Friday, September 23, 2022

The new, lower priced Chromecast

Rumors of a new Chromecast have been around for a bit. Well, they are rumors no longer.

Yesterday, Google announced the new device, called the Chromecast with Google TV (HD). In the process, the current Chromecast with Google TV became the Chromecast with Google TV (4K).

So, yeah, the rumors about it being a lower end device were true. A new improved Chromecast was not released. Rather, a new lower priced one was released.

Chromecast with Google TV (HD) streams in high definition with 1080p HDR, and we’ve made software optimizations behind the scenes to make sure you get a smooth and snappy experience no matter what TV you’re watching on.

Starting today, Chromecast with Google TV (HD) is available for $29.99 in our classic Snow color, and is available in 19 countries now, with more regions coming soon.

There is no reason to run out and buy one, unless you want a new Chromecast for a secondary TV. I has lesser features, though not really much less. The main thing is 1080 HD vs 4096 UHD/4K. It's simply a budget device.

For someone who has been thinking about getting a streaming device, but didn't want to spend $50, this $30 device is a cheaper way to test out streaming. I don't see me adding one to my Streaming Life, however.

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