Google Launch Night In highlights: Chromecast with Google TV, Google Pixel 5, and more
October is here with Google's latest hardware announcements. While we did see the Nest Audio in previous leaks, the new Pixel 5 came as a surprise with reversible charging. And the new Chromecast seems like a great entry into the world of digital streaming with its seamless connectivity. It wasn't a long event, but we can't deny that it was packed with announcements that will surely be worth adding to your holiday shopping list.
Yesterday was the Google Launch Night In and, after so many rumors, we finally got to see all the cool announcements Google hardware had in store for us this year. This year’s products were based around a single theme: bringing joy, entertainment, and connection to people’s lives. The new releases offer the best of Google AI software and hardware. Starting with the new Chromecast with Google TV and Nest Audio speaker and moving on to the new Pixel 5G phones, Google combined beautifully designed products with evergreen technology.
The fact that the New Pixel 5 comes with reverse wireless charging and the Chromecast has standalone Netflix and YouTube buttons shows that Google is making it as seamless as possible for us to browse content on the web. So what are you waiting for? Dive in to see all the cool tech from the Google Launch Night In event right now.
Google Chromecast with Google TV
It’s awesome how much content there is out there, but it can be hard to remember whether that new movie you wanted to watch was on Netflix or Hulu. Or whether the new season of your show is on Amazon or YouTube. With the Chromecast with Google TV remote, everything you love is in one place.
Available in three colors—Snow, Sky, and Sunrise–this smart remote has dedicated buttons for Netflix and YouTube. It even has a voice assistant button that you can press to ask for all the comedy shows to appear, for example. And it’ll then display everything from all your different streaming services. However, you can also use the buttons to go to your home page and back or adjust the volume.
The Google Chromecast with Google TV has a simple design and floating stance that makes it easy to pick up. So it’s always ready for you.
The Chromecast with Google TV, as it’s officially called, is available starting today for $49.99.
Additionally, YouTube TV lets you stream live and local sports, news, and shows from 85+ channels including ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, HGTV, TNT, and more. Local and regional programming is also provided with YouTube TV, offering complete local network coverage in over 98% of US TV households. Enter your five-digit ZIP code for a full list of your area’s channel lineup.
As of now, the cost of the service is $64.99/month for one membership with up to six accounts.
Google Nest Audio
Providing a 19-millimeter tweeter for more volume and a 75-millimeter mid-woofer for more bass, the Nest Audio speaker offers both intelligence and high-quality audio. It works seamlessly with the Nest Mini to pull your smart home experience together, and it looks great while doing it.
In fact, this smart speaker comes in five beautiful colors, all of which have a fabric exterior that consists of 70% recycled plastic.
Choose from the muted, natural tones of Chalk, Charcoal, Sage, Sand, and Sky. Finally, the Google Nest Audio is a smart speaker that actually prioritizes the speaker part.
The preorder price for the Nest Audio starts at $99.99.
Google Pixel 5
With wireless and reverse wireless charging, the new Google Pixel 5 is different from the rest. You can even use it to charge your Pixel Buds when you’re on the go. Moreover, this Google phone has a water-resistant design and 5G connectivity for convenient use anywhere. With eight gigabytes of RAM, the Google Pixel 5 ensures you have the speed you need to download movies, stream videos, scroll photos, and listen to music. And its Titan M chip keeps your password and transaction information as safe as can be. You’ll love the extreme battery saver feature, which gives you 48 hours of extra juice by prioritizing apps.
And this phone keeps Google Assistant—instead of you—waiting through annoying holds. There’s so much more, like better lenses and photo-editing features, that you’ll love on this 5G phone.
The preorder pricing for the new Google Pixel 5 starts at $699.
Google Pixel 4a 5G
Offering an edge-to-edge display, the Google Pixel 4a 5G has the best of the Pixel 4a but with a 5G experience. So now you can get an all-around faster browsing experience that lets you download movies in seconds. Moreover, you’ll have faster video streaming, photo scrolling, and music downloading. With its ultrawide rear lens, it offers bracketing for crystal clear photos so you can capture more from the scene. Furthermore, its Night Sight feature makes your Portrait mode great even in the dark.
Three stabilization modes give you different effects for your videos, and a new hold feature makes Google Assistant do the call waiting for you. Running on the Titan M chip, the Google Pixel 4a 5G also has a more powerful battery with extreme battery saver features to extend its life for up to 48 hours.
The new Google Pixel 4a 5G will be available for $499.
So which one of the new Google Launch Night In announcements do you like the most? Share with us in the comments below.
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