Google in 2020 launched a streaming device called Chromecast with Google TV. It is nothing but your normal Chromecast with the Android TV OS. Just like you do on your Roku and Firestick, you can download applications and stream your favorite content. The device just costs $49.99 and does offer a plethora of entertainment options. Proceed further to know more about the exciting features of the Chromecast with Google TV.

Chromecast with Google TV

Google TV is a new interface that aggregates all the contents from within popular streaming services. It has a smart recommendation engine that suggests content based on watching habits and searches. Google TV is a software layer or interface on the top of Android TV, Google’s fully-fledged operating system for setup boxes, streaming devices, and smart TVs. So when Google TV combines with Chromecast, you can indeed have the fullest advantage of streaming. Amazon Firestick tops the streaming device market, but Chromecast with Google TV can easily fetch an equal share and stand as an equal competitor.

Pricing

Chromecast with Google TV costs $49.99 with free shipping. Besides, you can actually save $20 for three months on your YouTube TV subscription.

Along with the device, you will be getting various bundle offers on streaming services. It will double the Entertainment package at $89.99/month. It offers Google TV along with a 6-month free Netflix subscription. Buy two Google TV devices and get six months Netflix subscription at $129.98.

It does also offer an Around the Home Package at $243.99/month that features Chromecast with Google TV and Nest Hub Max. And another package called Home of Entertainment Package at $423.97 offers Chromecast with Google TV, Two Nest Audio Devices, and the Nest Hub Max.

Features

  • The main feature of Google TV is that you can link and organize all the entertainment delight as you don’t need to switch between apps.
  • The UI is very smooth and simple which can be operated by any user.
  • Google Assistant support in the Voice remote is controlled using voice.
  • You can mirror the Chrome browser from a laptop or PC.
  • It does provide a personalized app suggestions list based on your interest.
  • Cast all the Chromecast compatible app from smartphones and tablets.

Specifications

OSAndroid TV OS
Dimeniosn162*61*12.5 mm
Remote Dimension122*38*13 mm
Wi-Fi ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz)
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0
ResolutionUp to 4 HDR, 60 FPS.
Video FormatsDolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+ for stunning picture quality
PortsHDMI plug to TV/Monitor and uses USB Type-C for Free
MicIntegrated microphone for Google Assistant
Sensors Accelerometer
RemoteBluetooth to IR to control TV, soundbar, or receiver
Color Snow, Sunrise, and Sky

Unboxing Chromecast with Google TV

  • Chromecast with Google TV device
  • Remote with voice control and Google Assistant
  • Power Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • 2 AAA batteries

How to Setup Google TV with Monitor

Following are the steps on how to set up Google TV with Monitor.

[1] First and foremost, open the back panel of your voice remote and put the 2 AAA batteries.

[2] Then, connect the device to the HDMI port of your TV or monitor.

[3] Furthermore, you have to connect the power cable’s Type C end to Google TV as well as the USB end to the power adapter.

[4] Turn on the power adapter by plugging in the wall socket.

[5] Now, choose the input source where you have connected the streaming device by turning on the TV.

Choose the input source to Chromecast Google TV

[6] Press and hold the back and home button to pair the remote.

Voice control remote's Home button

[7] Then release the button and select your preferred language by using the navigation button on the remote.

Select the language to Chromecast Google TV

[8] A screen will be displayed to set up with the Google Home app.

Set up with Google Home app

[9] Now, install the Google Home application on your smartphone.

[10] Launch the application and click the Add icon on the top right corner.

[11] A list of available devices will appear on your screen. Select your Google TV device.

[12] Following click the Next option and scan the QR code.

Scan the QR code to Chromecast Google TV

[13] Then select a room for the Google TV device to place and then click Next.

[14] Choose a WiFi network to connect, and then click Next. Also, Sign in to your account by providing login credentials.

Note: Both your Google TV and Smartphone should be connected to the same WiFi network.

[15] Now, click Agree and then activate the voice match with your voice remote. It will automatically recognize your voice by connecting with Google Assistant.

Now the device is successfully set up with the Google Home app.

Apps on Chromecast with Google TV

Though there are 100s of applications, a few popular apps are listed below. You can find various apps under categories.

TV and Movies Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, CBS, Hulu, Comedy Central, Showtime, Vudu, Crackle, HGTV Watch, Crunchyroll, Dailymotion
Music and AudioSpotify, YouTube Music, Google Play Music, Musixmatch, Apple Music, SoundCloud, Podcast Addict, JioSaavn Music & Radio, Gaana
Photos and AudioGoogle Photos, PBS Video, YouTube, DS video, MomoCast, GSE SMART IPTV, AllCast, RealTimes, Lyve, fuboTV
Fun and GamesDEER HUNTER 2018, GamingCast, Angry Birds Go, Alien Invaders, Mystic 8 Ball, Bingo Set, Cast Bowling, Word cast, Bingo Caller
SportsMLS LIVE, FOX Sports GO, NFL Sunday Ticket, CBS Sports, NBA, ESPN, NBC Sports, WWE, GolfPass, WNBA, BTN2Go
OthersPolaris Office, Google Slides, Gaia Streaming Video, CuriosityStream, PBS Kids, Udemy, Mixcloud, CBS News, Player FM, ISS HD Live

How to Install Apps on Chromecast with Google TV

1). Launch the device and navigate to the Apps section from the home screen and select the Play Store app.

2). Tap on the search icon from the home screen.

3). Use the voice remote to dictate the app or just type out the name of the app.

4). Select the app from the search results and click on the Install button on the app information screen.

5). Launch the app and start using it.

Cast Contents to Google TV

1). Connect your Chromecast with Google TV and iPhone or Android phone to the same Wi-Fi network.

2). Open the Chromecast compatible app like Netflix or YouTube or Prime.

3). Play any video and tap the cast icon on the screen.

4). Select your Chromecast with Google TV.

5). On a successful connection, the contents will now cast on the screen.

FAQs

Can you Cast to Chromecast with Google TV?

Chromecast with Google TV is just an improvised version of your Chromecast. So yeah, absolutely you can cast the contents from your smartphones or computer to the same.

What is the difference between Chromecast and Google TV?

Chromecast comes with an intuitive interface and can install various applications and works as an Android TV is Chromecast with Google TV. But with Chromecast, you can only stream contents from mobile and computer, which is also possible with the new device.

Is Chromecast with Google TV worth it?

If you haven’t owned a streaming device before, you will like the Chromecast with Google TV. And most of the Android users who like Google Assistant will definitely love the device.