Along with the two new 5G smartphones, Google also announced the latest Chromecast. The new Chromecast with Google TV is the company’s best device in the lineup that was first introduced in 2013. Let’s learn more about the Chromecast with Google TV, along with its specs, features, expected price, and availability in Nepal.
Chromecast with Google TV Overview
Looks-wise, the new Google Chromecast with Google TV is similar to other streaming devices in the lineup. It sports the same thin and compact design. However, the dimensions have been slightly changed. You can plug it into your TV’s HDMI port. Because of its size, it can stay hidden behind the screen. It is capable of streaming up to 4K videos at 60 fps. For 4K video streaming, your TV needs to have HDCP 2.2 and an internet connection of 20 Mbps, at least.
Similarly, the new Chromecast also supports HDR video formats including Dolby Vision, HDR10+, and HDR10. It also supports HDMI pass-through of Dolby audio for a richer TV viewing experience.
- Also Read: Amazon Fire TV Stick (2020), Stick Lite launched.
Chromecast Voice Remote
The new Chromecast voice remote features a dedicated Google Assistant button that you can use to summon your favorite voice assistant. It also has dedicated buttons for Netflix, YouTube, Chromecast, Home, and power. Users can also question and even open apps like YouTube Music using only their voice. Similarly, the remote can also be used to control smart IoT products like the Nest Camera.
As the name implies, the new Chromecast with Google TV will ship with Google TV onboard. The For You tab on Google TV will provide a list of recommended content from different streaming platforms. Users can bookmark movies and shows to view later using the Watchlist feature. Users can also update the watchlist directly from their smartphones and laptops.
Google TV supports over 6,500 apps. Similarly, users can watch movies and shows from multiple platforms including Disney+, HBO Max, Netflix, Peacock, France.tv, Rakuten Viki, and YouTube TV. Google Assistant on Google TV is optimized to display the best search results from across all the mentioned apps. On top of that, Google TV will receive Stadia support in the first half of 2021.
Chromecast with Google TV Price in Nepal and Availability
Chromecast with Google TV is available for pre-order in select markets including the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, and the UK, where its price is $49.95. It will go on sale starting from 15th October. Google TV will be available on other TVs starting from 2021. We might see the Chromecast with Google TV be available in Nepal via unofficial channels for an expected price of NPR 6,500.
|Chromecast device||Price (US)||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Chromecast with Google TV||$49.95||NPR 6,500|
- Also, check out our review of Nepal’s first certified Android 4K TV.