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Google Quietly Launches Third-Gen Chromecast Google Chromecast is all-new, sort of
Cecil Davis | 10 October, 2018, 02:04

Google on Tuesday introduced its newest Chromecast dongle for media streaming. 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". This multiroom audio feature, which acts much like Chromecast Audio, will be available on the Chromecast later this year.

After multiple leaks, the Chromecast Generation 3 didn't make it to the stage of the Made by Google event this morning, but it's appeared on the Google Store, though there's no mention of special features or Bluetooth.

This is a little different from Best Buy, which let a few third-generation Chromecasts out the door prematurely earlier this month.

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Back in September some lucky individual was able to walk into a Best Buy, buy a Chromecast, and walk out with a brand new device that wasn't actually official. There are some small design changes like a matte finish and a swapping of the Chrome logo for a Google "G" one.

The new Chromecast also allows users to stream audio from services like YouTube Music and Spotify to their TV as well sync up the music to any speaker connected to Chromecast. Now here we are a few weeks later and the newest version of the streaming device is now the real deal.

Just like before, the 2018 Chromecast device will retail for $35.