Google set September 30, the day that ended the third quarter of the year, to make a new presentation of its products. In this case, the Pixel 4a 5G and the Pixel 5 in the mobile phones section, and the new Chromecast in the connected devices section. A new dongle of Google’s Chromecast family that, however, draws a fairly clear line from its predecessors.
Until now, the Google Chromecast had been a passive device. It was connected to the television through the HDMI port and it depended entirely on what we were sending from a mobile, a tablet or a personal computer. The new Chromecast incorporates Google TV, which makes it literally a stick with Android TV (with an overlay in the style of MIUI) with which to take its functionality one step further. A long step further.
Chromecast is now a full-fledged Android TV stick
Since the new Chromecast is no longer a passive device and now has its own operating system, and installable apps, it also has a redesigned interior. At first, we will have a processor of four ARM Cortex A55 cores running at 1.9GHz as a brain. A brain that will rely on 2GB of RAM to run the apps that we can download for the new ‘Google TV by Google’.
The new Chromecast no longer needs a device to give orders, it is now completely independent
The apps will be downloaded to a 4GB internal storage of which we do not know how much space the user will have. The new Google Chromecast will maintain the functionality of its predecessors, specifically the Chromecast Ultra, so we will have here native 4K output at 60fps in addition to supporting HDR10 + content, Dolby Vision and with Dolby Atmos 5.1 and DTSX sound, as well as being able to reproduce h.265 content.
Google’s new Chromecast with Google TV maintains connection to the TV through an HDMI port and will have a USB Type-C port for, in principle, additional feeding. It is unknown if we can connect external keyboards and mice through some kind of dongle to use. By the way, in the new Chromecast we will have a remote control.
Specifically, it talks about a remote control that has infrared and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as an accelerometer (games?) And the classic volume and control buttons. access to pre-installed apps such as YouTube and Netflix. We will also have a button to invoke the Google assistant with which we can speak directly through the remote, thanks to a microphone installed in it for this purpose. The remote works with two AAA batteries and can be ours in white, salmon and blue.
Google confirms that we will be able to use your new Chromecast’s remote to “talk “to other smart devices in the house, so the Chromecast can serve as a bridge in the event that we do not have a Google Nest or Nest Mini nearby with which to centralize the ecosystem. The new Google Chromecast with Google TV will be sold from today, September 30, at a price of 69.99 euros in the Google online store, remote control included.
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