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There have been rumors for a while about a new Chromecast with Google TV. It could potentially become significantly faster thanks to a new chip.
How the Chromecast becomes faster with Google TV
The Chromecast with Google TV is one of the most appealing gadgets released in recent years. However, if we have to complain about the streaming dongle, it would be its speed. Playing films, YouTube videos, and series works fine, but there are occasional glitches when navigating through the interface. Opening apps also takes a bit longer at times.
This is not surprising, as the hardware in the Chromecast is quite outdated. However, that might change soon, as the manufacturer Amlogic has announced a new processor. You may not be familiar with the name Amlogic, but this company produces chips for streaming devices. The current Chromecast with Google TV also runs on a processor from this manufacturer.
The new chip, known as the Amlogic S905X5, is significantly faster than the current hardware in streaming dongles and is also more efficient. This means that devices heat up less quickly and consume less power. Most importantly, Google TV and Android TV devices will become much more powerful thanks to the new chip.
It is still completely unclear whether the Chromecast with Google TV will actually receive the upgraded chip in the future. However, it is evident that the new Chromecast will be faster. The device dates back to 2020 and is therefore due for an upgrade. The Chromecast with Google TV (HD) is only a year old, but it is not faster (or slower) than its more expensive counterpart.
Also interesting → Which Chromecast do I have? This is how you find out.
Chromecast with Google TV in the Netherlands
With the Chromecast with Google TV, you can turn your “dumb” television into a smart one. The streaming device runs on a full interface, allowing you to download and install apps from all popular streaming services such as Netflix, Videoland, Amazon Prime Video, Disney Plus, HBO Max, and SkyShowtime.
There are two versions of the Chromecast available for purchase. The more expensive one is the regular Chromecast with Google TV, retailing for 69 euros. This device streams in 4K quality. The Chromecast with Google TV (HD) is also available and allows you to watch films and series in full HD quality. The device has a suggested retail price of 39.99 euros.
Want to know more? Read the comprehensive Chromecast reviews:
→ Chromecast with Google TV (4K) review: Getting started with the streaming gadget
→ Chromecast with Google TV (HD) review: cheaper, but no less good