Condition New. The device was launched in July 2013. Alternatively, content can be mirrored from the Google Chrome web browser on a personal computer or from the screen of some Android devices. [67][68] As with Chrome OS devices, Chromecast operating system updates are downloaded automatically without notification. Tap “Set Up” under the option for your Chromecast and follow the prompts. [28], Chromecast Ultra is similar in design to the second-generation model, but features upgraded hardware that supports the streaming of 4K resolution content, as well as high-dynamic range (HDR) through the HDR10 and Dolby Vision formats. Chromecast 1st gen. Chromecast 2nd gen. Chromecast Audio: Chromecast Ultra (4K) Chromecast 3rd gen. Release date: July 24, 2013: Sep. 29, 2015: Sep. 29, 2015: Nov. 6, 2016: Oct. 10, 2018: Launch price: $35: $35: $35: $69: $35: Display: 1080p @ 30fps or 720p @ 60fps: 1080p @ 60fps: N/A (audio only) 4K Ultra HD: 1080p @ 60fps: Connectivity : HDMI (can use CEC) HDMI (can use CEC) … [36] Like previous models, the Chromecast with Google TV allows content to be cast to it from other devices. [85] Days later, Amazon.com announced that it would ban the sale of Chromecast and Apple TV devices, presumably because they compete with Amazon's own Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. Find out more about how we use your information in our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. "YAY!" The app was released outside the US in October 2013. His inspiration for the product came around 2008 after noticing the film-viewing tendencies of his wife Carla Hindie. At Google I/O 2014, the company announced that 6,000 registered developers were working on 10,000 Google Cast–ready apps;[57] by the following year's conference, the number of compatible apps had doubled. Faster hardware. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Your Privacy Controls. 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[80], In July 2014, to commemorate the first anniversary of the device's launch, Google announced it would offer their music streaming service, Google Play Music All Access, at no cost for 90 days to Chromecast owners who had not previously used All Access; the service normally costs US$9.99 per month. [65], At the introductory press conference, Mario Queiroz, Google's VP of Product Management, said that the first-generation Chromecast ran "a simplified version of Chrome OS". We loved the Chromecast then and we still love it now. Chromecast works with apps you love to stream content from your Pixel phone or Google Pixelbook. Video-capable Chromecasts plug into the HDMI port of a high-definition television or monitor, while the audio-only model outputs sound through its integrated 3.5 millimeter audio jack/mini-TOSLINK socket. The user controls playback with a mobile device or personal computer through mobile and web apps that support the Google Cast technology, or by issuing commands via Google Assistant. Originally released in 2013, the original $35 Chromecast flew off the shelves thanks to its ease of use, excellent app support, and the dead simple way it allowed people to sling YouTube, Netflix, and other popular video sources to their HDTV. The power supply also offers an Ethernet port for a wired connection to accommodate the fast network speeds needed to stream 4K content. The hackers claimed to access 70,000 devices through a router setting that makes connected devices viewable to the public. The devices, designed as small dongles, can play Internet-streamed audio-visual content on a high-definition television or home audio system. "[94], Michael Gorman of Engadget gave the Chromecast an 84/100 score, writing, "it's a platform that's likely to improve dramatically as more apps start to support the technology." The GHI's Tried & Tested verdict of the Google Chromecast 1st Gen. 14/05/2015 Overall Score: 64/100. [17][18][19] The device contains 512 MB of Samsung DDR3L RAM and 256 MB of flash storage. Limit 3 per customer. Get it in front … Google advised interested developers to use the SDK to create and test Chromecast-enabled apps, but not distribute them. "[96] David Pogue of The New York Times praised the device for its $35 retail price, saying, "It's already a fine price for what this gadget does, and it will seem better and better the more video apps are made to work with it." The body of the device very much resembles a hockey puck. To enable Verizon Media and our partners to process your personal data select 'I agree', or select 'Manage settings' for more information and to manage your choices. Chromecast Audio was also developed with the internal codename Hendrix. Want more great deals? Using her laptop, she would search for a film to watch on a streaming service and add it to her queue, before closing her laptop and using a gaming device to play the film on a television. Contents in the box. [75] In October 2016, the Google Cast app was renamed Google Home, the name also given to the company's smart speaker—leaving "Google Cast" as the name of the technology. On one side, there's a built-in HDMI cable, while the other hosts a micro USB port for power. [3], Digital Trends named Chromecast the "Best Product of 2013". [16], The second-generation Chromecast has a disc-shaped body with a short length of HDMI cable attached (as opposed to the HDMI plug built into the original model). [108] The number of casts surpassed one billion by January 2015,[109] and 1.5 billion by May 2015. She took these steps because she found television interfaces difficult to use to search for content. The magnetic attachment between the dongle body and HDMI plug that was present on prior models was dropped for the third-generation device. 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C $43.43. He ultimately preferred other streaming devices with dedicated remotes over the Chromecast for everyday use, but said "for parties, travel and temporary connections, it's worth having a Chromecast in your arsenal". [34] The remote has dedicated buttons for opening YouTube and Netflix, as well as a Google Assistant button for initiating voice commands or search queries through the remote's microphone. A third generation of the HD video Chromecast was released in October 2018. Bakar found the whole process inefficient and wanted to build a phone-based interface that would allow video to play on a large display through a small hardware device. [125], Line of digital media players developed by Google, This article is about Google's line of digital media players. 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The device has 512 MB of Micron DDR3L RAM and 2 GB of flash storage. Time named it one of the 10 best gadgets of the decade, saying, "It might not be an essential piece of technology in the decade to come, but the Chromecast's influence on streaming media can't be understated. Google claims the 3rd gen Chromecast hardware is 15% faster than the 2nd gen. Google has published case studies documenting Chromecast integration by Comedy Central, Just Dance Now, Haystack TV and Fitnet. C $16.07. Chromecast is a line of digital media players developed by Google. [90] Additionally, in December 2020, Google made an offer available to YouTube TV users who had been continuous subscribers since June 2018 that allowed them to redeem a Chromecast with Google TV at no cost. [109] In February 2015, Google Korea announced that about 10 million Chromecasts had been sold globally in 2014. She also opined that Google TV was better than Amazon's Fire TV at aggregating content from multiple services, and that Google Assistant was "smarter" than Amazon's Alexa for voice commands. The devices, designed as small dongles, can play Internet-streamed audio-visual content on a high-definition television or home audio system. She complimented the remote control design and the Google TV interface for being "far easier to navigate" than the standard Android TV interface. He praised the hardware, video and audio format support, and the user interface's ease of use, calling it a "retooled streaming device that... offers a whole new experience that's more user-friendly for folks who are used to using a remote control and an easily navigable interface. [107], In July 2014, Google announced that in the device's first year on sale, "millions" of units had sold and over 400 million casts had been made. "[95] Will Greenwald of PC Magazine rated it 4/5, saying, "The Google Chromecast is the least expensive way to access online services on your HDTV", although he noted that "The lack of local playback and limited Chrome integration holds it back in some respects. Google stated that the Chromecast Ultra loads video 1.8 times faster than previous models. The unit contains an Avastar 88W8887, which has improved Wi-Fi performance and offers support for 802.11 ac and 5 GHz bands, while containing three adaptive antennas for better connections to home routers. [72][73], Originally called simply "Chromecast", the app was released concurrently with the original Chromecast video model and made available for both Android and iOS mobile devices. [69], Differing from all previous models, the Chromecast with Google TV runs on the Android TV operating system. You missed it! 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