Google had announced its plans for the Google Chromecast third generation alongside the Pixel 3 phones at the recently concluded Pixel event this month. The new Pixel phones were launched first and now the Chromecast has finally hit the shelves of online and offline Indian stores. The device comes with a price tag of Rs. 3,499 on Flipkart and comes with major improvements compared to the previous version of the Chromecast.
The Chromecast 3 has been developed with the new Chromecast audio technology that will take the overall sound quality to the next level. Google has also updated the software on the device with the support for 60 fps (frames per second). So, you will be able to stream high definition video at 1080p, but strangely there is no support for 4k resolution.
In terms of design and appearance, the device is not so different from it’s predecessor. The Chromecast 3 comes with same circular puck-like design(now with a matte finish), a built-in HDMI cable and the ‘G’ logo at the centre. The device supports Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4GHz/5GHz) with a maximum antenna gain of 2.1dBi, which has a larger antenna bandwidth coverage.
Google has again left out the USB-C type port and it retains the same micro-USB cable on the Chromecast 3. Google says users can now also sync and play music from the Chromecast to speakers that are connected to the Google’s smart devices and the feature will be available eventually to all the users through an update. Google also claims that the new Chromecast is 15% faster than the 2nd generation Chromecast.