- The new, $50 Chromecast with Google TV offers a sizable upgrade over previous models.
- Unlike older versions, the new Chromecast can play apps right from the device, rather than having to rely on casting from a separate smartphone.
- A handy voice remote is also included, and the Chromecast is capable of 4K, HDR10, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision.
- On the downside, I’ve run into some minor glitches, and a few key apps are currently missing HDR support.
- Still, at $50, the new Chromecast presents a good value and is a worthy competitor to the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K and Roku Streaming Stick+.
When it comes to streaming devices, Google’s Chromecast has always been a bit of an odd man out. Instead of offering app support directly from the device, traditional Chromecast models allow you to wirelessly stream apps from a smartphone or computer to your TV.
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