Google unveiled the 3rd Gen Chromecast earlier this month alongside the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL duo. The new generation Chromecast is now up for pre-order on Flipkart for Rs 3,499 and will go on sale starting October 24.
Flipkart is offering a discount of 5% on purchases made using an Axis Bank Buzz credit card, alongside no-cost EMI plans and 10% instant discount on Mastercard for first online payment.
The Chromecast 3 is also eligible for Flipkart’s ‘Pay Later’ payment method and also comes bundled with 1 year of free Sony LIV subscription and 6 months worth of free access to Gaana.
As for the Chromecast 3, it features a slightly different design compared to its predecessor, thanks to a matte finish and a more minimalist design with just the Google logo and no Chrome iconography. Aside from aesthetic changes, Chromecast 3 is claimed to be 15% faster than the previous gen Chromecast and also introduces support for streaming FullHD videos at 60FPS.
Another major upgrade introduced by the 3rd Gen Chromecast is that it comes with Google Assistant on board, which means users can control the device via voice commands. But since it lacks microphones for voice reception, it must be connected to another Google Assistant-powered smart device to summon the AI assistant and control it via voice commands.
Chromecast 3 also misses out on 4K content streaming support, much like its predecessor. So, if 1080P is not enough for you, you can opt for the older Chromecast Ultra.
Pre-order Google Chromecast 3 from Flipkart (Rs 3,499)