The Chromecast with Google TV HD is official and it’s cheaper than expected – within the US you may decide one up for simply $30. This replaces the essential Chromecast from 2018 that launched at $35 and was a lot much less succesful (it lacked the Google TV half).
We must always observe that whereas this machine has “HD” in its identify, it really outputs 1080p. Positive, that’s much less decision the 4K mannequin provides – that one is $50 – nevertheless it nonetheless helps HDR output. On a smaller TV the distinction between 1080p and 4K is probably not all that seen.
If you happen to’re , you may decide one up from the Google online store, Best Buy and (quickly) from Amazon. In Germany the HD model is €40, the 4K one is €70. The HD Chromecast comes solely in “Snow” white.
You should utilize this Chromecast with the favored streaming providers, for dwell TV should you subscribe to YouTube TV in addition to streaming video games with Stadia (you’ll want a controller, although, because the included distant received’t lower it).
The Chromecast with Google TV HD is powered by an Amlogic S805X2 chipset with 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage. This can be utilized to put in a few of the hundreds of Android TV apps that this helps (this runs Android 12).
This one (not like the 4K mannequin) helps AV1, which is gaining traction with video streaming websites (YouTube included), however will not be effectively supported on smartphone chipsets (Qualcomm and Apple being the primary culprits).
By the best way, you probably have a Chromecast with Google TV 4K or plan to purchase one, it’s best to know that the Android 12 replace is nearly prepared, although actual timing of the discharge remains to be to be decided.