While today’s Launch Night In event showcased quite a variety of Made by Google hardware, the most tangible device is the new Chromecast, as it’s launching the soonest. In fact, the Google Store has already begun shipping the new Chromecast with Google TV to those who pre-ordered it.
Arguably, the thing most folks were tuned into the Launch Night In for was the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G. Unfortunately, as we found out once the event ended, everything is set to arrive next month, with the Pixel 5 the furthest away with an October 29 date in the US.
Thankfully, the new Chromecast, complete with the new Google TV experience powered by Android TV, is arriving in retailers in the next few days. Despite having only been made available for pre-order in the last few hours, some Chromecasts have begun to ship from the US Google Store.
Everything you need to know about Chromecast with Google TV:
- Google will sell a ‘Power + Ethernet’ adapter for its new Android TV-powered Chromecast
- Stadia won’t be on Google Chromecast at launch, but it’s coming in the first half of 2021
- You can use a USB-C hub with the new Chromecast for Ethernet and more, but it’s not easy
- The new Chromecast’s remote can remap its YouTube button to YouTube TV, Music, and Kids
- Google TV comes with a slick ‘apps-only’ mode that reduces homescreen clutter
- Chromecast with Google TV comes with color-matching AAA batteries
- ‘Google TV’ app integrates your streaming services and a watchlist, will replace Play Movies
- Android TV as you know it today will be replaced by Google TV over the next two years
- Google’s new Chromecast is built using recycled plastic, with no black model as a result
Those who paid for the expedited shipping are seeing arrival dates of October 2 or 3, which should give folks a headstart over retailers who likely won’t begin stocking the device until October 5. Of course, there’s still a decent handful of people around the country who managed to get their hands on the Chromecast with Google TV last week ahead of its announcement.
If you pre-ordered the new Chromecast from the Google Store, has your order shipped yet? Let us know down in the comments.
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