Google Chromecast 3 Launched With New Design And Exciting Features

Google Chromecast 3 Launched With New Design And Exciting Features

Google Chromecast 3 Launched With New Design And Exciting Features

by October 14, 2018

Google, the technology behemoth, has launched its new Pixel suite of products that includes the Pixel 3 smartphones and the Pixel Slate tablet. In addition, Google has introduced its new Chromecast referred to as the Google Chromecast 3. The third-generation Google Chromecast is believed to be 15% faster and more efficient than the previous Chromecast that was launched in April 2016. The new Google Chromecast is also designed to match the aesthetics of the Google suite of products across categories such as the Google Home speakers, Pixel phones and computing devices, and Daydream View headset that comes with Chalk and Charcoal colour options and matte-finish. It will also incorporate the iconic “G” brand element of Google on top.

The Google Chromecast 3 is faster than its previous versions and can support 60fps video streaming at full-HD resolution of 1080 pixels. This is a significant improvement from the previous HD resolution with 720 pixels for 60fps streaming.

The new Google Chromecast is equipped to seamlessly connect with the Google Home speaker. It can also enable users to control the experience of watching television programs by issuing voice commands. In the later part of the year, Google will also bring a feature wherein it can enable users to play music that is synchronized through Google Home by adding the new Chromecast to multiple speakers at the same time.

The Chromecast 3 also offers the other features which are a part of its predecessors. It enables users to seamlessly mirror their smartphone screens or cast the content of their mobile app on to the television screen and view it in high definition. Users can also mirror their computer screens on to the TV directly using Chromecast and Chrome browser. In addition to all this, there are a host of interesting apps that support casting from the phone to a high definition TV. Hence, using the Chromecast 3, users can cast movies/ videos from Netflix, YouTube, Google Play Movies, HBO, and Hulu among others.

If some rumours are to be believed, then the Chromecast 3 will come with support for Bluetooth and enable faster and more efficient connectivity over Wi-Fi. Google hasn’t confirmed about the presence of Bluetooth support or the new Wi-fi feature yet. The company has also not provided a USB Type-C port as an upgrade over the previous Chromecast model. There is Micro-USB on the power supply front though. It has also retained the previously featured flexible HDMI cable that enables seamless connectivity with the TV.

The Chromecast 3 is designed very similar to its predecessors. It sports the hockey puck-like design. However, it has a new matte finish on its body instead of the previous glossy finish. The all-new Chalk and Charcoal colour options also make the new generation Chromecast more interesting.

The Chromecast 3 comes with a price tag of $35 which roughly converts to around Rs. 2,600. This is similar to the price of the previous generation models of the Chromecast. The device is available for sale through the Google Store in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Great Britain, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, and the US, with more countries to follow next year.

Google has yet not issued an official announcement on the availability or the price of the new Chromecast in India.