After months of rumors, the cheaper Chromecast is on the market in the end

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For months, we have been listening to a couple of new Chromecast machine. Rumor had it that the brand new dongle can be a cheaper model of the present Chromecast with Google TV, capped at 1080p and supplied on the rock-bottom worth of simply 30 bucks. At this time, Google has confirmed the gossip: the Chromecast with Google TV (HD) is, in truth, a 1080p version of the streaming dongle we have been utilizing for the previous two years, supplied at a lower cost level. There aren’t many surprises right here — besides that the machine is on the market for buy beginning at present.

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The unique Chromecast with Google TV is a superb streaming machine at a aggressive worth level, however with an MSRP of $50, it is by no means fairly been in a position to match the affordability of the unique Chromecast, which hit the market practically a decade in the past at $35. For $30, the brand new Chromecast with Google TV (HD) provides every thing legacy Chromecast gadgets did, plus a sturdy TV interface and a reasonably nice distant to navigate it with. In contrast to the 4K model, although, the brand new HD Chromecast is barely out there in a single colorway — white (or Snow, as Google calls it).

That is the 4K model, however you would not know that by it.

Apart from the lower cost level, decrease decision, and singular colour possibility, the brand new 1080p Chromecast is indexinguishable from the present 4K model. There are not any surprising upgrades right here; it is the identical type issue with the identical single USB-C port, and the identical distant (that includes the identical devoted Netflix and YouTube buttons). It’s going to be out there in additional locations, although — whereas the older Chromecast with Google TV is obtainable in only a dozen areas, the brand new 1080p mannequin is on the market in 19 nations at present “with extra areas coming quickly.”

The Chromecast with Google TV (HD) is on the market beginning at present for $30 within the US. When you’ve acquired a sub-4K show that might use a sensible TV refresh, it needs to be proper up your alley.

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