Google released the new version of its Chromecast smart TV device last week, and while it’s a great product for new customers, there’s not much advantage to upgrading for people who already own the first generation Chromecast. The first major difference between the old and the new Chromecast is its look. The new version is more of a small, circular ‘puck’ with a flexible HDMI connector. This makes the device easier to plug into hard-to-reach HDMI ports and is altogether a better build. The device purports to have better signal strength and stronger streaming capabilities, but since that was never a problem with the first generation Chromecast there’s not a noticeable upgrade. Perhaps the best new feature is the ability for the Chromecast app to search across multiple streaming services with text or voice. Now you don’t need to go through every app you have to see what’s available to stream to your TV. While the new Chromecast is great for new customers with its $35 price point, users of the first gen Chromecast don’t necessarily need to upgrade.
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