Design – Ovular design akin to the original Chromecast
Comes with a remote!
Can be powered by some TVs, or from the wall
For the last three years Google has stuck to a hockey-puck shape for its
Chromecast devices, and it’s done so again for the Chromecast with Google TV.
The latest design is slightly more elongated than before, but by and large it’s
pretty similar to its predecessors.
Features – You’ll need a Google account to use it
Casting works with iOS and Android phones
Most streaming apps are here except Apple TV and Stadia
As you’d expect from a product with ‘Google TV’ in its name, the new
Chromecast really caters to the Android audience out there: you’ll use your
Google account as a login for the device, and you’ll then have access to Google
Assistant, YouTube/YouTube TV (if you have an account), the Play Store, Google
Photos, and Nest devices if you have them.
Performance – Rock-steady streaming, even in low-bandwidth households
Small bit of noticeable pop-in upon setup
Support for 4K HDR (HDR10+, Dolby Vision) and Dolby Atmos
Chromecast with Google TV performs admirably and rivals the performance of
its competitors. Google hasn’t been explicitly clear on what’s going on inside
the hardware at a system level, but regardless of whatever SoC it’s chosen to
use, we’ve seen very few points that the Chromecast dipped in performance –
especially once we chose which content we wanted to watch.
Chromecast with Google TV requires a TV with an HDMI port, Wi-Fi network,
Google Account, nearby electrical outlet, and compatible mobile device.
Minimum OS requirements are available at g.co/cast/req To view content in 4K,
a 4K-capable TV and reliable broadband internet connection are required.
The Google Home app is compatible with the following mobile devices:
An Android phone running Android 6.0 or later
An Android tablet running Android 6.0 or later
An iPhone or iPad with iOS 12.0 or later