Chromecast has been discontinued after 4 years

earlier than Android tv and Google tv had been the agency’s primary focus, the Chromecast debuted as a glorious-reasonably priced, smartphone-powered streamer to your tv that didn’t want a distant or constructed-in apps. Now, the Chromecast has seen its finish, and the third-period mannequin is being discontinued.

With the launch of the Chromecast with Google tv (HD) at present, the Chromecast (third period) is formally being discontinued, Google confirmed to 9to5Google. The gadget will stay accessible for buy till the remaining inventory runs out.

The Google retailer inside the us has already run out of inventory on the Chromecast, however completely different retailers resembling Amazon nonetheless have gadgets remaining. biggest buy is extra probably to be supplied out.

the a quantity of to discontinue the Chromecast (third period) comes as utterly no shock.

The Chromecast with Google tv (HD) is out there in on the identical $29.ninety nine value level and affords your whole identical options, resembling casting content material from a smartphone, being utilized in Speaker teams, and extra. however on extreme of that, the Google tv-powered gadget additionally has an Android-primarily based working system that permits for apps to be put in, and it makes use of a distant for controls as one other of relying solely on a smartphone – although you ought to use a smartphone to handle something and the whole lot on Google tv.

regardless of gross sales now ceasing, computer software assist gained’t be ending.

There’s no timeline in place for simply how prolonged the Chromecast (third period) will proceed getting updates, nonetheless it’s affordable to count on it ought to proceed for a whereas. the distinctive Chromecast from 2013 nonetheless will get bug repair updates to at present, almost a decade later. It’s been about 4 years since this current mannequin was launched, so we’d count on a minimal of a quantity of extra years of updates.

A Google spokesperson explains:

Chromecast with Google tv is our subsequent period of Chromecast, and has your favourite Chromecast options plus comes with the Google tv leisure expertise. you will nonetheless be succesful to buy Chromecast (third gen) and Chromecast extremely at choose retailers whereas gives final. We’ll proceed to assist all current Chromecast gadgets with ongoing updates.

the mannequin new Chromecast with Google tv (HD) is now accessible on the Google retailer and primary retailers resembling Amazon and biggest buy.

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