Google’s new Chromecast is ultra-cheap, but doesn’t support 4K resolution

The rumors are true: Google launched a new, more affordable version of its Chromecast devices, but it comes at the cost of a few features found in older models.

Dubbed the Chromecast with Google TV (HD), suspicions of this new device have surfaced recently with some reports speculating that the company is extending hardware support to non-4K TVs. And sure enough, that’s what happens. This new HD Chromecast (opens in new tab) is essentially a toned down version of the 2020 model that supports 4K HDR streaming and various Dolby video formats.