5 Best Google Chromecast Devices: Types, Price and Specs


Google developed Chromecast as the best media player and also Google Chromecast generates your TV as a smarter one. Through Mobile and web applications you can stream your channels by Chromecast. 

types of chromecast

Moreover, through Google Chromecast people can use their personal computer or mobile with television which helps people to stream their favorite channels. It projects your mobile display into a smart TV on a bigger screen which must be comfortable for people to watch TV. It gets the order of your mobile phone and displays it on the TV. Let us discuss the type of Google Chromecast in this article.

Different Types of Google Chromecast:

  1. Chromecast-1st generation
  2. Chromecast-2nd generation
  3. Chromecast Audio
  4.  Chromecast Ultra
  5. Chromecast-3rd generation

1. Chromecast -1st generation:

Chromecast 1st Generation

When the 1st generation of Google Chromecast was introduced it was launched by a bigger size pen drive with an HDMI plug. This device has the uniqueness to give video quality in 1080p. At that time, it was connected with only 802.11 b/n/g WiFi technologies and it also connected to 2.5GHZ frequency band. It has a storage of 2GB and RAM of 512 MB. When second-generation Chromecast was introduced to people, its usage was diminished. 

Pricing and Release Date: 35$ / July 24, 2013

 2. Chromecast -2nd generation:

Chromecast 2nd Generation

When the second-generation of Google Chromecast device was launched, it came with the same RAM which the 1st generation contained. Its storage capacity is 256 MB. The second-generation device gives videos in the quality of 1080p at 30fps and also gives 720p videos at 60fps. Two bands are only connected with this device which is 2.5GHZ and 5GHZ.

Pricing and Release Date: 35$ / September 29, 2015

 3. Chromecast Audio:

Chromecast Audio

It was introduced at the time when the second generation was launched. This device only accords with the Audio services. It has a storage capacity of 256MB and a RAM of 256MB. It also launched with a 3.5mm audio jack. You can connect this device with any audio system. Chromecast audio is considered a highly advanced and successful device of the Chromecast group.

Pricing and Release Date: 35$ / September 29, 2015

4. Chromecast Ultra:

Chromecast Ultra

This Google Chromecast Ultra was an upgraded version of the second generation. It provides 4K Ultra HD videos and also gives(High Dynamic Range) HDR videos. In contrast to other devices, it needs an independent power adapter to support a wall outlet. When it compares to other Chromecast devices, it works 1.8 times faster than others. Its power supply provides an Ethernet port. Through this ethernet adapter, people can get a high-speed network connection. Compared to Chromecast, Chromecast ultra gives high-speed network connection. It has the best video quality but its cost was a high rated one.

Pricing and Release Date: 69$ / November 6, 2016

5. Chromecast 3rd generation:

Chromecast 3rd Generation

It is the latest updated version among the Chromecast device group. You can connect this device only for 1080p videos @60FPS but it does not connect to 4k resolution videos. This Chromecast is able to connect with many apps.

Pricing and Release Date: 35$ / October 10, 2018

Wrapping up:

These five are considered as types of Google Chromecast devices. If you want to see 4k ultra HD videos, then Chromecast ultra will be the one or else If you want to see 1080p videos, third-generation Chromecast will be the best one. In smart TVs, the Chromecast setting was inbuilt which makes it easy for the shoppers to buy. We hope this article will help you to know about Different types of Chromecast.

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