Compatible with virtual Google Assistant, the latest Chromecast 3 will compete with the newly launched Amazon Fire TV Stick in the country
Google India announced the launch of Google Chromecast 3 in India. Successor to Google Chromecast 2, the latest version of Chromecast packs design features found in Pixel phones, Daydream View headset, home speakers and computing devices made by the search engine Giant.
Compatible with virtual Google Assistant, the latest Chromecast 3 will compete with the newly launched Amazon Fire TV Stick in India. Google has priced the new Chromecast at Rs. 3,499 whereas the Amazon Fire TV Stick is currently available for Rs 2,999 on Amazon India website.
Google Chromecast 3 features
Weighing 39.1 grams and measuring 162 x 51.8 x 13.8mm, the Google Chromecast 3 as per the company will deliver 15 per cent faster performance in comparison to the Chromecast 2. Compatible with more than 800 apps, Chromecast 3 users will be able to mirror content from their smartphones and computers, to their TV sets.
Google claims that the latest version of Chromecast supports 60fps video streaming at 1080p FHD resolution. It is to be noted here that Chromecast 2 limited 60fps streaming support at 720p FHD resolution.
Chromecast 3 will come enabled with Google Voice Assistant which simply means that users will be able to play videos using simple voice commands as well. However, they would have to connect the Chromecast with Google home speaker first. It is believed that Google is planning to enable Chromecast to play music in sync by connecting multiple speakers placed inside a home.
Google Chromecast 3 connectivity
The list of apps compatible with Google Chromecast 3 includes HBO, Netflix, Spotify, Hulu, YouTube, HBO and various others. Consumers can connect the Google Chromecast 3 with Wi-Fi in order to stream online content on their TVs.
Google Chromecast 3 hardware
Just like its predecessor, the Google Chromecast 3 also features a hockey puck design and has a “G” logo on top. Google has given Chromecast 3 a matte finish in comparison to the glossy finish found on the Chromecast 2. A Micro-USB support enables power supply while the flexible HDMI cable makes plugging it easy.