The main difference of the new Google device is that will not allow us to play 4K content, as the model that is already on the market allows. In exchange, we will have a lower price on this device that is capable of turning any television into a smart one regardless of the model.
Unlike the classic, released nearly nine years ago, we don’t need a mobile or a tablet or a computer from which we send content but it will be enough to plug it into the HDMI and log in with our data to access all the applications.
Applications and quality
The Chromecast with Google TV plugs into the HDMI port of the television and allows us to access an interface where we can install the applications we want or browse the Internet. We can download apps like HBO Max or Netflix, download games or download a browser for the TV. We will see a central entertainment panel in which we can see the movies, series and content that we are following the recommendations based on what we have already seen. More than 10,000 applications to choose from such as Atresplayer, HBO Max, Disney+, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and much more.
In addition, it incorporates a specific button on the remote control that allows you to summon the google assistant to order what we want or to ask the assistant any question. We can use the voice to ask for a specific chapter, a series, a recommendation. But also to ask him what the weather will be like tomorrow when you go running.
The new Chromecast with Google TV (HD) will allow us quality up to in high definition with HDR 1080p. In addition, from the brand they assure that they have made software optimizations in the background to ensure that the experience is comfortable and that the visual experience is clear and fluid, regardless of your television.
Price and availability
The Chromecast with Google TV (HD) will be available in Spain from October 18 with a price of 39.99 and will be launched, initially, in snow color. It will be a more affordable option than the 4K compatible version but with all the advantages of having Google TV on our television if it is not smart or if we do not want to worry about it being compatible with all the applications you want.