Chromecast with Google TV, Nest Audio speaker launched: Price, specs and more
Chromcast with Google TV is the successor to Google’s current-gen Chromecast and comes with a newly designed remote.
Google kicked off its September 30 by introducing Google TV service that can be called as the successor to the current-gen Android TV. It recommends all the user’s favourite shows at one place by extracting it from different subscription services. The firm says that the service also has a fully integrated YouTube TV service, which means you can play music on it as well. What’s more is that the service supports Ambient mode as well that makes your TV a large digital photo frame that plays in background when not active.
The new Google TV service is debuting in all new Chromecast. The product is the successor to Google’s current-gen Chromecast and comes with a newly designed remote. The remote now has a dedicated button for activating Google Assistant. You can press it and give voice command to play a show throughout different apps. In addition, it comes in three colours - Snow, Sky, Sunrise.
Besides a Google Assistant button, the new remote also has dedicated buttons for Netflix and YouTube service. Available $49.99, Chromecast with Google TV will be coming to more countries by end of this year.
In addition to Chromecast, Google also introduced Nest Audio, a successor to Google Home smart speaker. It comes in five colours including Sage, Sand, Chalk, Charcoal and Sky. Priced at $99, the Assistant-powered speaker will be available in the US starting October 5. As per the firm, this product comes with 50% more Bass, 75% more value and natural sound as compared to its predecessor. In addition, you get high frequency coverage and clear vocals in this one. You can either control the speaker using your voice or the touch sensitive controls on the top.
It has a 75mm woofer and a 19mm tweeter along with three far-field microphones and 2-stage mice mute switch. The speaker is also powered by a quad-core A53 SoC and ‘High-performance’ ML hardware engine.