At the same event where Google Pixel 5 and Google Pixel 4 5G were unveiled, we could meet and discover the new Chromecasts. One of the most popular devices is now renewed with the Chromecast 2020 edition and an endless number of new features that continue to add value and make it the perfect alternative to turn any television into a Smart TV.
Since the first device introduced in 2013 called Chromecast by Google, we have seen endless news and changes that came to everyone, but the difference is even more important in this generation. We stopped relying entirely on mobile to make it more useful and allow a broader audience to take advantage of it.
About The New Chromecast 2020
The first thing that catches the attention of this new device is the size. Although it is not designed to be placed in front of the TV, to the side, or not even to see it, it is striking that we go from a reduced size to something larger. We still only need one entry HDMI to use and a plug connected to the product through USB Type C, making use very simple and suitable for anyone.
Chromecast Now With Remote Control
The significant change without a doubt is the arrival of the remote control to the Chromecast. This accessory is not innovative because we had already seen it in the competition with the Fire TV Stick. There are even TV Boxes, an alternative to the Chromecast that we offer a similar experience by adding the remote control.
Nevertheless, this remote does not want to be just one more or any other. It is presented as the perfect alternative to communicate with the TV without depending on the mobile. It is a small device that integrates everything we need to control what we send to our television.
Among the buttons that we can see in its design, we find the back one, Google assistant, home, mute, YouTube, Netflix, off, and the TV inputs. At the top, we also see a button system such as the classic dates that will allow us to take advantage of Google TV, and finally, the volume controls on the side.
Playback Quality And Capabilities
Although Google has not given too much importance to this section, it seems essential to mention that it offers us video transmission in up to 4K with HDR at 60 fps. It also supports Dolby Vision with HDR10 and HDR10+ With this, it makes a declaration of intent to replace the systems of some Smart TVs that offer us the best experience, but the quality of the panels could continue to be used. With the command itself, we will perform functions like the ones we see on the mobile, for example, asking about the weather, but it is specially designed to save us intermediate steps and play a song on YouTube or open a piece just by voice request.
Google TV Is A Highlight
Given that the new Chromecast 2020 offers us a remote control, to take advantage of it and make sense of its use, Google TV has also been presented, leaving aside Android TV. This new system offers an experience similar to what we see on some televisions but improving the design and taking a step forward.
According to Google itself, users’ needs have been studied to create sections and spaces that offer everything we want to see in a few movements. This is done with the For you, Direct, Movies, and Apps tabs, which can be expanded according to our preferences.
However, all the possibilities of Google TV have not yet been fully discovered. We will have to wait to see its arrival at Android phones to see how we can combine the full experience between mobile and television.