Google’s third-generation Chromecast listed on Flipkart for Rs 3,499, India launch expected soon

“The third-generation Google Chromecast is listed on Flipkart in only Black colour and is presently shown as sold out on the e-commerce site”

Flipkart has listed the third-generation Google Chromecast that was unveiled at the ‘Made for Google’ event the company hosted on October 9th. The third-generation Chromecast’s price in India is Rs 3,499 in the Flipkart listing, which shows the streaming device as sold out. However, it should be pointed out that the new Google Chromecast model has not been officially unveiled in the Indian market, and even the official India Google Store only lists the second-generation model. However, this listing suggests the official release may not be too far away, and we may see the new version of the streaming stick becoming available soon.

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Compared to the Chromecast 2, the third-generation model does not offer too many upgrades and sports the same look too. It retains the puck-like, circular design but now has the ‘G’ logo at the centre, and a flexi HDMI cable. Google has stuck to the micro-USB cable on the streaming device, staying away from Type-C for yet another generation.

However, the body now sports a matte finish, upgraded Wi-Fi antenna design, 5GHz support and support for the 1080p resolution at 60fps. Additionally, the third generation Chromecast comes with Bluetooth, which means it can now support remote controls and gaming controllers. The Flipkart listing only mentions the Black colour option, though the device does come in a new Chalk hue in the US.

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In a blog post, Google claims the new Chromecast model is 15 percent faster than its predecessor and supports 1080p streaming at 60fps. It will also support “Hey Google” voice commands for users having a Google Home device to let them control services such as YouTube, Netflix etc hands-free. It can also pull users’ photos from Google Photos to display them on the TV thanks to the Live Albums feature.

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