Google no longer officially supports the original Chromecast.

In April, the information was announced covertly.
The first-generation Google Chromecast is no longer supported or updated, signaling the end of an era for the device, according to 9to5Google. The initial Chromecast appeared in 2013 as a key-sized gadget that promised to deliver a Smart TV experience for $35, and it has succeeded in doing so. Google has made hardware upgrades to the original Chromecast over the years to keep up with streaming technologies, but is now officially abandoning it.

Google stated that “Support for Chromecast (1st gen) has ended, which means these devices no longer receive software or security updates, and Google does not provide technical support for them” in a statement on Chromecast’s informational hub. Users might observe a decline in performance. Since April, when Google last updated its support page for Chromecast, the announcement has gone unreported.

A total reversal of the 10-year-old Chromecast original has been long overdue from Google’s perspective. Since 2019, the firm has solely addressed the bug and security issues with the first-gen (as opposed to more extensive updates). The most recent update, which had been three years coming, was made in November 2022. Since the first generation, Google has also introduced updated models, including the $50 4K variant and the less expensive $30 Chromecast with Google TV (HD).

The only thing left to do if you are a devoted first-generation Chromecast user right now is to make sure it is properly updated and pray for the best.

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