Google Just Officially Announced The New 3rd Gen Chromecast

Doris Richards
October 10, 2018

Some rumored details about the new Chromecast leaked months ago, like pretty much all the other newly announced products. In its blog post, Google states this Chromecast has a 15% improvement in hardware speed, plus they say, "Our newest Chromecast supports smooth streaming in 1080p at 60 frames per second". Walmart just sold the unreleased Chromecast as well, a few days before Google's fall press conference. That's only available in the Chromecast Ultra, which didn't get updated today. "So for this fifth year of Chromecast, we wanted to share five reasons we're excited about our newest Chromecast:" Said Jess Bonner the Chromecast Product Manager at Google.

Aside from a slightly tweaked design - the Google logo replaces the Chrome logo, and the device isn't as glossy - the third-gen Chromecast does have one exciting new feature. It works with 2.4Ghz and 5GHz Wi-Fi networks and it still supports Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows for streaming content to your Also included is support for multi-room audio, so you can play music in sync that is also playing on Google Home smart speakers throughout the house.


As best we can tell there are no other new features for the 3rd gen Chromecast 2018 model. As a result, the only tangible streaming advantage that the new Chromecast has over its predecessor is support for 1080p60 video.

Google's third generation Chromecast comes in two colors, as seen here.

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