Chromecast with Google TV Overview Updated May 21, 2021

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The Chromecast has long been known as Google’s super-affordable streamer, but in 2021, it was revamped with a remote, new hardware, and an Android-based operating system with native apps. Here’s everything you need to know about Chromecast with Google TV.

What you need to know about the best Chromecast yet

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 that 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.

That new remote has the typical navigation buttons as well as dedicated keys for Netflix and YouTube. It also has an IR blaster that can be set to connect to your TV and soundbar, complete with power, volume, and input controls. The Chromecast and its remote also come in three colors, complete with batteries to match. Both the Chromecast and its remote are built in part from recycled materials as well.

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. In May, 2021, Google rolled out a notable update that brought all of these features to Spanish speakers in the United States.

The Google TV homescreen

Being an Android-based device, the new Chromecast can do a lot more than older models and some of its competitors, like Roku. You can sideload apps (at your own risk), enabling services like Zoom and even Google Stadia ahead of the official debut. You can also hook up USB devices if you have the right hardware, enabling apps like Google Duo to use a webcam, or an Ethernet adapter to improve your speeds. Really, there are a ton of possibilities with Android!

Where to buy Chromecast with Google TV

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 costs just $50.

Chromecast with Google TV Stories November 28

The first post-Android 12 update is rolling out to the Chromecast with Google TV 4K today, and it brings devices to the October 2022 security patch level.

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories November 23

Chromecast with Google TV gets bundled with a Stranger Things toy this Black Friday

Cheap streaming dongles are found everywhere — often in bins near checkout lines — during the holiday shopping season. In what I can only assume is an attempt to stand out, you can now buy a bundle that includes the Chromecast with Google TV 4K and a Stranger Things toy.

Chromecast with Google TV Stories November 3

Netflix just launched its new more affordable tier supported by ads, but those with an older Chromecast device won’t be able to use it.

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories October 20

Android 12 is finally available for Chromecast with Google TV (4K) and available out of the box on the HD model too. But it’s an update that doesn’t bring a ton of user-facing features. One addition in Android 12 for Chromecast with Google TV is frame rate matching, but in its current state, it’s not all that useful.

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories October 17

Chromecast with Google TV is finally set to get an Android 12 update, and the new Chromecast (HD) gives us an early look at what the platform will bring to Google’s big-screen experience. Here’s everything new in Android 12 for Google TV on Chromecast.

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories October 16

After launching on the cheaper HD model earlier this month, Android 12 is now rolling out to the Chromecast with Google TV 4K released in 2020.

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories September 26

Storage has been by far the biggest problem around Google’s Android-powered Chromecast, but the new Chromecast with Google TV (HD) actually unlocks a little bit more storage compared to the prior model.

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories September 23

The traditional Chromecast is dead, now replaced with Google TV. However, the new Chromecast with Google TV (HD) lacks one feature from the previous generation – support for being powered by your TV directly.

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After officially launching the Chromecast with Google TV HD merely hours ago, you might be pleased to know that the sub-$30 streamer has an unlockable bootloader right from the factory.

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories September 22

It’s actually happening. After nearly two years and very few updates during its lifespan, the Chromecast with Google TV is getting updated to Android 12.

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Two years after the original, the Chromecast with Google TV is getting a sequel. The Chromecast with Google TV (HD) costs just $29.99, here’s what it brings to the table.

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories September 14

The steady stream of leaks about the new “Chromecast with Google TV (HD)” continues today with rumored US pricing and a series of marketing images.

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories September 11

We’ve been hearing for months about the cheaper version of the Chromecast with Google TV, and now a fresh leak is revealing new software details, specs, and even the apparent “Chromecast HD” branding.

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories September 9

In case you hadn’t heard, Google is working on a new, cheaper version of its Chromecast with Google TV streaming device, and it’s due for release pretty soon. Now, we’re getting a closer look at the hardware, which appears mostly unchanged.

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories September 6

The Chromecast with Google TV first launched almost two full years ago, and it seems the second step in Google’s streaming lineup is incoming. The low-end Chromecast with Google TV, known unofficially as the “HD” model, is apparently right around the corner, and pricing is finally being hinted at.

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories August 22

The Chromecast with Google TV launched to mostly positive feedback, but the product has since been hit by performance and, even more so, storage problems. Now, a new update is working to address both of these concerns.

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories August 8

Google TV and Android TV reportedly pushing for at least 16GB of storage on new devices

Android TV and Google TV have been around for a while and can be found on a variety of hardware, but often the biggest problem with the platform is its limited storage. According to a new report, Google is pushing for new Google TV and Android TV devices to ship with at least 16GB of storage.

Chromecast with Google TV Stories August 3

According to a support page, Google seems to be planning another update for its Chromecast with Google TV dongle to arrive sometime in August.

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories July 29

One of the core features that was confirmed to be in the works for the Chromecast with Google TV, the ability to use Nest Audio as a speaker, has still not been launched.

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories July 28

View your Nest cameras right from your Chromecast with Google TV: Here’s how

In a recent update to Chromecast with Google TV, users can finally view their new Nest camera’s live view right from the TV. This feature allows you to see what’s going around your home right from the couch without skipping a beat. Here’s how you can do it on your Chromecast.

Updating your Chromecast with Google TV: How to do it and why updates are so rare

Google’s latest Chromecast with Google TV doesn’t get full system updates all that often. Even with this being the case, it’s still important to check for system updates every once in a while. This guide will help you understand a little more about Chromecast’s update system and give you a full step-by-step look at checking for updates manually.

Chromecast with Google TV Stories July 27

To mark this week’s ninth anniversary of the Chromecast line, Google has announced that the Chromecast with Google TV is finally getting support for watching live video feeds from the newest Nest Cam devices.

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories July 11

Stadia has updated its Android TV experience to bring deeper integration with the Google Stadia controller for the Chromecast with Google TV.

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The first Chromecast with Google TV update of 2022 is rolling out and comes seven months after the last release.

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Chromecast with Google TV now available in India for ₹6,399

Google first launched its revamped TV platform in 2020 on the Chromecast with Google TV, and now the device is finally on its way to India.

Chromecast with Google TV Stories June 20

We never thought the day would come, but it’s finally here. Google TV profiles are rolling out right now.

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories June 10

First announced last year, Google TV is officially rolling out its revamped screensaver that brings “Proactive Personalized Results” to your TV.

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories June 7

A so-called “Chromecast HD with Google TV” has been rumored since the start of this year and a “wireless device” matching that description has now arrived at the FCC for certification.

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories June 1

Yesterday Google officially announced that its Chromecast with Google TV would be expanding to eight new countries in Europe. Now, the Chromecast with Google TV is finally coming, officially, to India, and three other new countries.

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories May 31

The Chromecast with Google TV is a solid, if poorly aging streamer, but it’s still one of the best options you can get today. Now, going on two years after its debut, Chromecast with Google TV is finally expanding to just about every country in Europe.

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories May 23

The Chromecast with Google TV is a great product, but it’s one that’s clearly showing problems as it ages. One issue is that the Chromecast hasn’t received an actual system update in nearly six months, which is why a recent tweet from Google feels like such a tease.

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories May 7

In a rather curious turn of events, Amazon has put what looks to be the existing Chromecast with Google TV up for pre-order with an availability date of next week.

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories May 6

It’s been almost two years since Google revealed its updated take on Android TV – and its first streamer with a remote. The Chromecast with Google TV ushered in a new era for the company’s streaming endeavors, but as we continue to move forward, time hasn’t been particularly kind to the Chromecast, and we’re itching to see what’s next for Google’s vision.

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories January 24

The $50 Chromecast with Google TV was a great launch vehicle for Google’s latest attempt at offering a streaming platform, but as it enters 2022, the affordable device’s flaws are being felt by more people. As we reported last week, Google is working on another Chromecast device, but one that’s even more on the low end — here’s why we’d rather see a “flagship.”

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On Friday, we reported that Google was developing a new Chromecast device powered by Google TV. A new report today corroborates the existence of “Boreal” and reveals that it will be a lower-end streaming dongle that might launch as the “Chromecast HD with Google TV.”

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories January 21

Google is preparing a new device in the same family as the Chromecast with Google TV.

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories December 17, 2021

Some Chromecast with Google TV owners are seeing loading issues w/ YouTube app

The Chromecast with Google TV offers a really solid overall experience for streaming thanks to content discovery and an abundance of apps, but it’s often subject to various bugs and issues. Currently, it seems that recent updates have caused loading and playback issues with YouTube on the Chromecast with Google TV for some.

Chromecast with Google TV Stories December 15, 2021

A week after the launch of its annual Year in Search recap video, Google is enhancing and furthering the yearly celebration with a prominent playlist on Chromecast with Google TV.

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories December 7, 2021

Nearly six months after its last update, the Chromecast with Google TV is getting a handful of performance improvements today.

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories December 5, 2021

From launch, the Chromecast with Google TV has been available with a Netflix bundle that gets you six months of access to the streaming service for just $40 more. A bug looks to be causing some of those Chromecast buyers to get another Netflix promo code for free service.

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories November 24, 2021

New Android TV, Chromecast with Google TV devices get six free months of Peacock Premium

NBC is giving away six free months of Peacock Premium to new owners of Android and Google TV devices in a long-running offer that will be available all of next year.

Chromecast with Google TV Stories November 2, 2021

The Chromecast with Google TV offers a good user interface and experience but is rather hampered by only 8GB of storage. We, along with many others, have complained about this hardware limitation, and Google Support now offers a basic how-to on what to do “if you run out of storage on your Chromecast with Google TV.”

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories September 27, 2021

Google Assistant broadcasts are a very useful way to relay information to your family quickly, and it seems the company is working on expanding its reach just a bit further. It seems that Google is currently testing support for Assistant broadcasts on Chromecast with Google TV.

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories September 21, 2021

Although still technically running Android 10, the Chromecast with Google TV can get a taste of Android 11 via an unofficial LineageOS 18.1 port for the streaming dongle.

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories July 30, 2021

How to make Chromecast with Google TV feel a bit faster [Gallery]

The Chromecast with Google TV is a great, affordable streamer with some awesome software, but its low-cost nature lends itself well to the device feeling super slow at times. Luckily, there are a couple of easy tweaks you can make to help keep it feeling quick.

The Stadia for Android and Google TV app officially launches today — though we’ve been using it for a few days through a simple workaround. As part of that, the Google Store is offering a “special offer” that gives you a small deal when buying both the Chromecast with Google TV and Stadia Controller. 

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories July 29, 2021

Google’s decision to only include a severely limited amount of storage in the Chromecast with Google TV is already standing in the way of updating my apps.

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Back in November, device settings for the Nest Hub and Hub Max in the Google Home app were updated with a cleaner design and improved organization. The Google Home settings revamp is now coming to various Nest speakers and Chromecast streamers.

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