In Spain, the consumption of free-to-air television or low cable subscriptions has fallen among the youngest, but the use of televisions has not followed the same fate. It is true that smartphones have moved attention from the big screen to the small one, but the growing use of video games and streaming video is giving televisions a second golden age, especially with products as useful, cheap and simple as the Chormecast .
Xiaomi Mi TV Stick with Android TV: price, features, availability …Xiaomi has announced its new Android TV device, the Xiaomi Mi TV Stick, with Chromecast integrated and a very low price.
Now the company goes one step further by announcing the new Chromecast with Google TV, the first with Android TV operating system and remote control.
Chromecast features with Google TV
- Processor: Amlogic S905X3 1.9 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 with Mali-450 GPU
- RAM: 2 GB
- Memory:8GB eMMC
- Operating system: Android TV 10
- Output resolution: 4K 60 Hz
- Bluetooth 4.2
- Dolby Audio and DTS Surround Sound
- Dual-Band Wi-Fi
- HDMI (2.0a)
- USB-C port
- Others:Google Assistant
- Remote control: with Bluetooth and support for voice commands
A known hardware
Google has bet on this Chromecast by offering something similar to what brands like Xiaomi have, with an HDMI stick that connects to the TV and integrates 8 GB of internal memory, of which we will have approximately 4.5 GB free, and 2 GB of RAM .
Chromecast with Google TV lets you use wired accessoriesThe new Chromecast with Google TV is the first of the brand that allows us to use wired accessories: keyboards, hard drives and more.
The resolution support is up to 4K and the charger it uses uses the USB C connection, so in theory we could use adapters to connect other accessories.
With remote control for the first time
By incorporating a full operating system, Google has added a remote control to this Chromecast. It is very simple and does not have a numeric keypad or too many options.
At the top we have a round crosshair to move through the menus. Below we have eight buttons and a microphone to launch voice commands. Buttons:
- Voice commands.
- Switched on.
- Video input switching.
As we always mentioned, it is possible to use the Button Mapper application so that the keys of the remote control change their use.
A new user experience
Although Android TV is the operating system used by the new Chromecast, Google has wanted to reuse an old brand, Google TV, to talk about its interface.
In this way, as in Xiaomi TVs we have Patchwall, in Chromecast with Google TV we will have a new interface designed to squeeze Google services and apps. We can browse through the mixed catalog of services such as YouTube, Netflix, Disney + and Prime Video. HBO or Movistar Series are missed in Spain.
However, as expected, we will continue to have the functions of the Chromecast, as we have in other devices with Android TV.
Chromecast price and availability with Google TV
The new Chromecast will be available in Spain from October 15 at a price of 69.99 euros. We can buy it in three colors: white, pink and sky blue.
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