Google Chromecast 3rd Generation | Design, Specs & Price

Chormecast 3 by Google is the 4th and the recent launch in the Google digital media players line up. Google launched its first digital media player in July 2013 named Google Chromecast 1st generation. Chromecast Ultra is the past version of this. Chromecast 3rd Generation was launched in October 2018. Being the most recent version, it has some major updates and faster functionality. Though 3rd gen is the latest version, it more like the updated version of 2nd generation, Ultra being the best and costliest of all.

Chromecast 3rd Generation

Chromecast 3rd Gen Design

The design-wise Chormecast 3rd generation is the same as that of the previous generation. 3rd gen has the same circular shape and the HDMI port is attached to it. There are no major updates in the design. Like the previous versions, 3rd gen is a handful to use and compact in size.

Google Chromecast 3rd Generation

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Chromecast 3rd Gen Specs

There are some major updates in the 3rd gen which are absent in Chromecast 2nd gen. The specifications of the Chromecast 3rd generation are as follows.

Dimensions: 51 x 51 x 13 (mm).

Weight: 40g.

Resolution: Up to 1080p 60fps.

Supported OS: Android, iOS, Windows, Mac.

Google Chromecast 3rd Generation

Though the previous version of Chromecast, Ultra supports 4K, Chromecast 3rd gen supports only up to 1080p. As we said earlier. 3rd gen is released with the tag of an updated version of Chromecast 2nd generation.

Chromecast 3rd Generation Price

Google Chromecast 3rd Generation comes with a price tag of $49 in the USA. While Chromecast 2nd gen has the price tag of $35 and the previous version of 3rd gen, Ultra cost around $69.

Chromecast 3rd generation is 15% faster than its 2nd gen. If you want to transform your TV into a smart TV, Chromecast is the best option for you. The price of Chromecast 3rd Gen is sightly lower than its competitors. If you wish for 4K, you can opt for Chromecast Ultra.


Chromecast 3rd Gen is the best if you want to stream Netflix, Hotstar, Hulu and similar devices. With the new and updated WiFi antenna, it can easily outperform Amazon Firestick and other competitors.

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