Google ends support for 1st-generation Chromecast from 2013
Google ends support for 1st-generation Chromecast from 2013

SAN FRANCISCO: Google announced that it would no longer be providing software or security upgrades for the first-generation Chromecast from 2013.

"Support for Chromecast (First  generation) has terminated, meaning that Google no longer offers technical support for these products and they no longer receive software or security upgrades. Users might experience a decline in performance, claims Google's help page.

First-generation Chromecasts resembled keys and had an HDMI port on the right and a micro USB port for power and an adapter on the left, according to 9to5Gogole. On the top, "Chrome" and the browser's logo were printed.

At a time when many consumers had not yet made the leap to smart TVs, it was a cheap solution for installing video streaming apps on TVs, costing only USD 35. The report also mentioned that the tech juggernaut released a puck-shaped second-generation Chromecast two years after the first.

In 2018, the third-gen model was released. In the meantime, Google has unveiled a new live TV platform that enables users to browse more than 800 free TV channels from various providers in 10 different languages, including Hindi.

Users can access stations broadcasting in more than ten different languages, including Spanish, Hindi, and Japanese, as well as channels from other countries.

Google has announced that it will be ending support for the first-generation Chromecast. The first-generation Chromecast was released in 2013 and was a popular device for streaming content to televisions. However, as technology has advanced, Google has made the decision to focus on newer models and discontinue support for the original Chromecast.

This means that users with the first-generation Chromecast will no longer receive software updates or new features from Google. While the device will continue to function, it may become less compatible with newer apps and services over time. Users may also experience limitations in terms of performance and functionality compared to newer Chromecast models.

Google's decision to end support for the first-generation Chromecast is not uncommon in the technology industry. As companies develop and release new products, older models eventually reach their end of life in terms of software support. This allows companies to allocate resources and prioritize development for newer devices.

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