Battle of the Streaming Devices: Can Google’s Revamped Chromecast Catch Up to Roku and Amazon Fire?

New $50 Chromecast comes out as Google looks to move out of third place in the streaming device hierarchy

Google’s recent unveiling of its new Chromecast with Google TV shows the tech giant is aiming to jump past Roku and Amazon Fire TV when it comes to being the top streaming device on the market. Whether it’ll get there remains to be seen — and there’s a fair amount of ground to make up.

If you missed it, Google debuted its new streaming device last week, seven years after Chromecast helped launch streaming into the zeitgeist. Chromecast with Google TV (its revamped interface, formerly known as Android TV) looks to offer a top-flight streaming experience, complete with 4K resolution and Dolby Atmos audio technology. Customers will also probably like that it now comes with a remote control, at long last, and at $50, is priced competitively.

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Sean Burch

Sean Burch

Tech reporter • sean.burch@thewrap.com • @seanb44