Q&A What is the new Chromecast with Google TV? And is it the best dongle?

Spawn

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  • Resolution: Up to 4K HDR
  • Price: $49.99 (£59.99)
  • Stadia support coming in 2021

Source: Google Chromecast with Google TV review: The new best streaming dongle

PositivesNegatives
Fantastic interfaceOnly one user profile per Chromecast
Google Assistant is wildly handyVolume/input controls don't work for all TVs
Combines nearly every streaming service into oneNo Stadia support at launch (coming Q1 2021)
Cute dedicated remoteRemote is very slippery
Affordable
Also allows for standard casting

What is the Chromecast with Google TV (2020)?​

The Chromecast with Google TV is still a Chromecast. You can still send things like movies, YouTube videos, and music directly to your TV from your phone or computer, just by having the Chromecast dongle plugged in. But casting has shifted from something that required a standalone product to a feature of many of Google’s devices. Google already offered a bonafide content streaming experience in the form of Android TV, but with no dedicated hardware of its own, it barely existed in the market.

To solve this problem, Google has fundamentally changed what the Chromecast is. Instead of simply being a target for content to be cast to, Google has loaded up the Chromecast with Android TV, giving it both casting capabilities, as well as a full-fledged media streaming interface. And to make Android TV better and more accessible, Google developed a dedicated UX for it, which it calls Google TV.
 

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As far as I know it does not have an audio jack output, so people who play sound over theiraudio system have to look for other options, I use the Xiaomu Mi Box S for that (also 4K, but with audio jack output). Also Netflix, Prime, Ziggo etc avaiable as apps
 
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