In the blog post announcing the 2022 edition of Chromecast with Google TV, Google confirms that this product was designed with a focus on affordability. Google also emphasized the price tag of the new device, which at $29.99 makes it even more affordable than the original Chromecast launched in 2013. In addition, unlike the original Chromecast, which supported only a handful of apps, the 2022 Chromecast with Google TV supports thousands of apps ranging from Google TV, from HBO Max and Disney+ to Prime Video.
Designwise, the 2022 model of Chromecast with Google TV is identical to the older model and even comes with the same remote control unit. Like its predecessor, the new Chromecast connects to your TV and can be neatly tucked out of sight while in use. In fact, the only difference between the two seems to be the fact that the newer model does not support 4K support. The new product gets all the other features you have experienced on the 4K model, including support for HDR content and all recent improvements to Google TV, ensuring better content recommendations.
As mentioned earlier, the HD version of Chromecast with Google TV is now available for $29.99 in a single classic Snow color option. The product will be available in 19 countries now, with more countries being added to the list in the coming months.