Google Chromecast 3 with faster performance, new design launched on Flipkart

Google launched the latest version of its streaming device, Chormecast 3, on Flipkart. The device is set to cost Rs. 3,499.

The Chromecast 3 does not support 4k or UHD playback and the company is yet to release the 4k version in India.

The Chromecast 3 comes in a new charcoal colour option. The one major difference with the latest Chromecast is that it now supports video-casting at up to 1080p or full HD resolution at 60fps. The earlier Chromecast 2 was limited to 720p at 60fps when it came to video resolution.

It also comes with  Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4 GHz/5 GHz) and an HDMI and Micro-USB port and is supported on Android, iOS, Mac and Windows systems. Chromecast 3 also comes with support for Google Assistant. Google also claims this new Chromecast has a faster processor with 15 per cent quicker performance compared to the previous variant.

The Chromecast 3 requires a stable WiFi connection to work. Users can also control it with the Google Assistant on Google Home or Home Mini speaker.

As part of launch offers, Chromecast 3 will come with free one year Sony Liv access and six month Gaana subscription. Flipkart is also offering Rs 100 cashback for those who buy Chromecast 3 using a PhonePe account. Axis Bank debit or credit card users will get 10 percent instant discount as part of Flipkart’s Diwali Dhamaka Days sale, which is on till October 27.