Google has launched the new Chromecast with Google TV (HD) powered by an Amlogic S805X2 quad-core Cortex-A35 CPU that offers a cheaper alternative to the Chromecast with Google TV (4K) that is limited to 1080p60 resolution, instead of the 4Kp60 video output supported by the Amlogic S905X3 model.
While the processor is slower, the system comes with less memory (1.5GB vs 2GB), and only supports 1080p60, it supports the more efficient AV1 video decoding and as well as A/B partitions for seamless updates since the firmware does not need to be downloaded to the internal storage before the
Chromecast with Google TV (HD) specifications:
- SoC – Amlogic S805X2 quad-core Cortex-A35 processor with Mali-G31 MP2 GPU, 1080p60 H.265, H.264, VP9, AV1 video decoder
- System Memory – 1.5GB RAM
- Storage – 8GB eMMC flash with support for “virtual A/B updates with compression“
- Video output – HDMI up to 1080p60 with HDR support (HDR10, HDR10+, HLG)
- Audio – Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos via HDMI pass-through
- Dual-band (2.4GHz/5GHz) 802.11ac Wi-Fi 5
- Power Supply – 5V DC/1.5A via USB Type-C port
- Device – 162.5 x 61 x 12.5 mm
- Power cable – 1.5 m
- Weight – 55 grams
The device runs Google TV operating system based on Android 12, and lets you stream video content from the Internet using the provided Voice remote control.
While the original Chromecast was introduced 9 years ago, Google now only sells two models: the new $29.99 Chromecast with Google TV (HD), and the $49.99 Chromecast with Google TV (4K) that was released previously. Both are available on the Google Store, Amazon, B&H, BestBuy, and other shops. More details may be found on the Chromecast support website.
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