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Google Chromecast Review: A Streaming Device That Gets Better the More It Knows

All told, I was disappointed. Given how much Google knows about me, I was hoping it would do a better job at predicting what I would like to see. In the top row, labeled “Top picks for you,” Google recommended that I watch “The Wendy Williams Show,” a celebrity talk show, as well as “SportsCenter.” (For the record, both my wife and I don’t watch talk shows, and we’re not sports fans.)

It also recommended I check out “Wonder Park” and “Bigfoot Junior,” both children’s animated movies. (We don’t have children.)

A few of Google’s recommendations were spot on. “Snowpiercer,” a movie from my favorite Korean director, was a top pick. One row of recommendations was devoted to home improvement shows, which makes sense because I’ve been watching dozens of do-it-yourself repair videos to work on my house amid pandemic-induced boredom. Another row presented cooking videos from YouTubers I frequently

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A look at Google’s latest gadgets including a new Chromecast, Pixel phone and smart speaker

Google launched several new gadgets at its virtual event called “Launch Night In.” Among them, a new streaming TV device, speedy 5G Pixel phones and a new and improved smart speaker. Let’s take a look at their best features.

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Chromecast with Google TV

Google’s top of the line Chromecast is getting a serious upgrade and a price cut! Chromecast with Google TV is the company’s latest attempt to take over the TV screen. The tiny 4K device plugs into the back of your TV set, but for the first time, Chromecast has a remote control! There are also dedicated buttons for power, volume, mute, YouTube and Netflix.

The remote also has Google Assistant built-in, so you can use your voice to find and play shows! Additionally, Google wants to clear up the confusion about what’s playing

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New Chromecast works as a cheap but unsupported xCloud streamer

Google’s new Chromecast can run Microsoft’s xCloud if you’re prepared to sideload the game streaming service, The Verge can confirm. The functionality was previously demonstrated over on Reddit by u/kiddj55, and we’ve since been able to install the Xbox Game Pass app on our own hardware and access cloud streaming to play Gears of War 5.



a video game remote control: The new Chromecast includes both a dongle and remote.


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The new Chromecast includes both a dongle and remote.

Much like Google’s Stadia game streaming service which also works, xCloud isn’t yet officially supported on Google’s new hardware. That means you’ll have to sideload xCloud if you want to install it. The process involves finding an APK for the Xbox Game Pass app online, finding a way to transfer it to your dongle (here’s a guide from Android Police on doing exactly that), and then change the Chromecast settings to allow apps installs from “Unknown Sources.”

The lack of official support

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Google’s Chromecast no longer “niche” product and ready for prime-time

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For the past several years, two of the hottest products during the holidays have been low-cost streaming devices from Amazon and Roku, often discounted down to around $25 for end of the year sales.

And often left out of the party was Google, which first launched its own unit in 2013, Chromecast, initially selling for $35, a product aimed at early adopters and serious tech nerds.

Which is why Google’s announcement Wednesday of a new $49.99 Chromecast (available by Oct. 15) was hands down the most interesting of its presentation, and the one most likely to end up in more consumers homes. Also announced were two new smartphones ($499 and $699) and a redesigned Google Home smart speaker with better sound, selling for $99.

New Chromecast from Google (Photo: Google)

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Chromecast with Google TV vs the “old” Chromecast series

Google Chromecast with Google TV on table straight down

In 2013, Google launched the first version of its Chromecast TV dongle. It was designed to cast smartphone apps, including video streaming apps, to big-screen televisions. Seven years later, the market for streaming TV apps has changed, and Google is changing with it. Today, it officially announced Chromecast with Google TV.

So what are the similarities and the differences of Chromecast with Google TV vs Chromecast? Good question.  As you will see, the original Chromecast is still very useful. However, the new Chromecast with Google TV offers a lot more, and it’s not that much more expensive.

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Chromecast with Google TV vs Chromecast: Features

Third-gen Chromecast

Back in 2013, smart televisions were still something of a novelty. The first Chromecast allowed TV owners to quickly turn it into a smart television, and inexpensively. If you had a smartphone, and your apps supported Chromecast, you could connect

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Why Chromecast is the most interesting of Google’s new products

For the past several years, two of the hottest products during the holidays have been low-cost streaming devices from Amazon and Roku, often discounted down to around $25 for end of the year sales.



a video game remote control: New Chromecast from Google


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New Chromecast from Google

And often left out of the party was Google, which first launched its own unit in 2013, Chromecast, initially selling for $35, a product aimed at early adopters and serious tech nerds.

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Which is why Google’s announcement Wednesday of a new $49.99 Chromecast (available by Oct. 15) was hands down the most interesting of its presentation, and the one most likely to end up in more consumers homes. Also announced were two new smartphones ($499 and $699) and a redesigned Google Home smart speaker with better sound, selling for $99.

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Google TV & Android TV, It is All About To Get Pretty Complicated But That’s Cool For The New Chromecast



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Google TV & Android TV, It is All About To Get Pretty Complicated But That’s Cool For The New Chromecast

It has been 7 years of a rather interesting existence for the Google Chromecast, in its various iterations. And the latest update to the Chromecast hardware is its single biggest update since the first iteration rolled out all those years ago. Now, the Chromecast has a remote control, complete with a Netflix button, and for once has an interface of its own. That interface is called Google TV. You may be wondering why Google needs a new Google TV platform when it already has the very capable Android TV running on smart TVs made by multiple brands as well as media players? It turns out that Google TV and Android TV will remain in existence in parallel, at least till the beginning of the year 2021.

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Google introduces new phones, Google TV, smart speaker and Chromecast

Google introduced new products at a virtual press event Wednesday with highlights including new phones that connect to the faster 5G wireless networks, an updated Chromecast streaming device and a new higher fidelity smart speaker.



logo: Google Pixel 5 and 4A (5G) phones


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Google Pixel 5 and 4A (5G) phones

The flagship product, the new phones, beg consumers to take a good look at the entry level $499 Pixel 4A (with 5G) phone as opposed to the more expensive $699 Pixel 5.

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Both have virtually the same specs, except the 4A has a larger 6.2 inch screen to the 5’s 6 inch, while the 5 touts a slightly more powerful battery. The 4A has a headphone jack, while the 5 does not. Both come with 128GB of storage.

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Google’s New Chromecast Is Launching Without An Official Stadia App

The saga of Stadia, Google’s streaming game service that still hasn’t released in many regions around the world, keeps getting stranger. Google has just released a new Chromecast for TVs, and while it comes with over 6500 apps, Stadia isn’t one of them right now.

The Verge got their hands on the new Chromecast, which comes with Google TV, and found that there was no official Stadia app at launch. While they were able to get Stadia working through sideloading, it’s not an ideal solution, and it means that using Google’s service on this Google product at launch is inconvenient.

According to The Verge, the device will be updated to support Stadia officially in “the first half” of 2021. Stadia is officially supported by the Chromecast Ultra, which makes its lack of inclusion here especially confusing. The only way to get the Ultra now is through the Stadia Premiere Edition

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Google unveils new Pixel, Chromecast and Nest at event.

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Google has announced its latest flagship smartphone, the Pixel 5. It has wireless charging, 5G, and water resistance.

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Google introduced new products at a virtual press event Wednesday with highlights including new phones that connect to the faster 5G wireless networks, an updated Chromecast streaming device and a new higher fidelity smart speaker.

The flagship product, the new phones, beg consumers to take a good look at the entry level $499 Pixel 4A (with 5G) phone as opposed to the more expensive $699 Pixel 5.

Both have virtually the same specs, except the 4A has a larger 6.2 inch screen to the 5’s 6 inch, while the 5 touts a slightly more powerful battery. The 4A has a headphone jack, while the 5 does not. Both come with 128GB of storage.

Google’s new devices: Here’s how to pre-order Google’s Pixel 5, Nest speaker, and Chromecast

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