Chromecast with Google TV Overview Updated October 22, 2020

Chromecast with Google TV

What you need to know about the best Chromecast yet

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March 2020 - October 2020


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 October 22

2020 has been quite a year, but outside of the obvious things, it’s also been notable for the barrage of streaming services that have changed how we consume TV shows and movies online. There have been perks, sure, but it’s only made finding our favorite content more confusing. In steps Google with its new watchlist feature, a new platform, and a brand-new piece of hardware to watch it all on — Chromecast with Google TV.

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories October 18

Chromecast with Google TV buyers new to YouTube TV can save $60 over three months

First-time YouTube TV members are already getting a free Chromecast with Google TV upon sign-up. A separate flipped promotion lets streaming dongle buyers new to the cord-cutting service save $60 over three months of service.

Chromecast with Google TV Stories October 16

The new Chromecast arrives with support for native apps, but some users in the UK took note that the device seemed to lack support for the popular BBC iPlayer. Ahead of the launch next week, though, it seems Chromecast with Google TV is getting official BBC iPlayer support.

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories October 14

Ethernet adapter for Chromecast with Google TV starts shipping

When the Chromecast with Google TV went on sale two weeks ago, the Google Store also opened pre-orders for a first-party Ethernet adapter. The official accessory is now shipping and should arrive next week for early buyers.

Chromecast with Google TV Stories October 13

The new Chromecast with Google TV is just under two weeks old and is getting a software upgrade today. Rolling out now, it’s officially listed as an “incremental update,” with the Chromecast Voice Remote also seeing new firmware.

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Chromecast with Google TV Stories October 5

You’ll be able to save $10 on Chromecast with Google TV this Black Friday

The new Google Chromecast is a much better device compared to former versions and it’s an excellent deal at $49. If you can wait til Black Friday, though, Chromecast with Google TV will be $10 off.

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