Chromecast with Google TV Overview Updated April 3, 2021

Chromecast with Google TV

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March 2020 - April 2021


Google’s Chromecast is a household name for streaming devices thanks to affordable hardware and a simple control method. However, in 2020 Google revamped that story completely by introducing the new Chromecast with Google TV.

Unlike past Chromecasts which were only controlled by a smartphone, Chromecast with Google TV runs an Android-based operating system with support for thousands of apps and is controlled by a physical remote control. Supported apps include Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Disney+, HBO Max, Peacock, and many others.

Google TV also allows the new Chromecast to use its homescreen to aggregate content from all of your favorite streaming services in a single place. A watchlist makes it easy to remember what shows and movies you wanted to check out too.

The Google TV homescreen

The new Chromecast is sold in three colors — Snow, Sky, and Sunrise. All three come with a color-matched remote, support 4K HDR output, and cost just $50. You can read more about the new Chromecast in our continued coverage below.

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories April 3

The best part of the Chromecast refresh is the Google TV interface that comes along with it, but as with any Google product, that UI is subject to change over time. In early February, Google TV rolled out a revised homescreen with much smaller app icons, but in early April, things have gone back to normal.

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories March 30

[Update: Back] Chromecast w/ Google TV loses locations on Google Photos ambient screensaver

Like the original Chromecasts that came before it, the latest model with its Google TV operating system has the ability to display your pictures from Google Photos. However, the Google Photos ambient screensaver on Chromecast has oddly just lost the dates and locations that showed along with the pictures.

After being announced earlier this year, Google TV is getting its first inking of multi-user support. Kids Profiles are now rolling out to Google TV and, specifically, to the new Chromecast.

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories March 29

The Chromecast with Google TV is one of the best streamers on the market today, but as with most add-on devices, it means adding another remote to the living room. For many, this issue is fixed at least in part by the two IR-enabled buttons at the bottom of the included remote. If you need more, though, the SideClick for Chromecast with Google TV essentially adds a universal remote to the device.

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories March 26

Google decided that the Chromecast needed its own unique flavor of Android TV to properly compete with the best streaming sticks on the market, which means quite a big shift in how you use the device. We — like many of you out there reading — have been using Chromecast with Google TV for a few months and have some tips and tricks that we think you really need to know.

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories March 15

Chromecast with Google TV issues w/ Dolby Atmos on Disney+ have apparently been fixed

The Chromecast with Google TV has proven to be a hit among streamers thanks to wide-ranging support for streaming apps and standards, but Atmos has proven an issue for some. Since launch, Disney+ has had issues with Dolby Atmos on Chromecast with Google TV, but recent updates seem to have fixed the problem.

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