Google had launched its latest lineup of Pixel devices which includes Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL at the “Made by Google” event held in New York on October 9. Alongside the Pixel smartphones, the company had also the 3rd generation Google Chromecast at the event. While the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are already available for pre-order in India via different online mediums like Flipkart and Airtel online store, the 3rd generation Chromecast was not available till now. Now, finally it has gone live for pre-order on Flipkart and you can pre-order it right now for Rs 3,499. The sale is set to begin from October 24, 2018.
Coming to the offers, Axis Bank Buzz credit card holders will get an instant discount of 5% on ordering the Chromecast on Flipkart. Apart from that, Flipkart is also offering a 10% discount on payments made via Mastercard debit and credit cards for the first time on the platform including no-cost EMI options.
The 3rd generation Google Chromecast also comes bundled with a 1-year free subscription to Sony LIV and 6 months free subscription to Gaana. The device is also eligible for Flipkart Pay Layer option.
Talking about the features, the 3rd generation Google Chromecast is equipped with Google Assistant. This feature allows you to control the device using simple voice commands via Google Assistant. However the device does not feature an in-built microphone so in order to use the Google AI feature, you will need to connect it to some other Google Assistant backed device.
In terms of design, it is quite similar to the 2nd generation Google Chromecast with only minor differences. It features a matte finish body with the Google logo at the centre without the Chrome badge. The device supports full HD video streaming but does not have support for 4K UHD videos. This is one feature that was missing on the second generation Google Chromecast as well.