Google unveils refreshed Chromecast with refined design, lack of new features
by Joshua Swingle / Oct 09, 2018, 1:23 PM
Overall, the new Chromecast doesn’t bring anything major to the table. In fact, the biggest change is the design which now makes use of a simplistic matte finish complete with a small Google “G” on top, rather than the glossy plastic and Chrome logo seen on the previous model. Feature-wise, there are only a few changes. Namely, the new Chromecast is now 15 percent faster, something that allows for 1080p streaming at 60fps, rather than the 720p quality possible with the second-generation device. Also, a future update will allow the device to act just like a Chromecast Audio whereby it can play music in sync with other Google Home speakers. Despite rumors of Bluetooth connectivity, though, this feature is unfortunately still missing.
Just like previous generations, the new Chromecast will set consumers back $35. In order to match its range of speakers, Google has updated the colors to include Charcoal gray and Chalk white.
Posts: 477; Member since: May 18, 2018
why say it lacks new features and yet state that it now supports 1080p at 60fps? sounds like a new feature to me.
posted on Oct 09, 2018, 1:26 PM 7
Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 03, 2018
All They've done is improve an existing one slightly. It was expected to support both Bluetooth and faster Wi-Fi, but neither of those features have been introduced.
posted on Oct 09, 2018, 1:38 PM 1
Send a warning to post author
Send a warning to Selected user.
The user has 0 warnings currently.
Next warning will result in ban!
Ban user and delete all posts
Message to PhoneArena moderator (optional):