Time to update: Google ends support for first-generation Chromecast

Time to update: Google ends support for first-generation Chromecast

Google is ending support for the 10-year-old device, warning that those who continue to use it “may notice a degradation in performance.”

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Google has officially ended support for the first generation Chromecast.

On the Chromecast support page (opens in a new window), Google says: “Support for Chromecast (1st generation) has ended, which means these devices no longer receive software or security updates, and Google doesn’t provides technical support for them. Users may notice a degradation in performance.”

The tech giant has already been winding down support for the first-generation Chromecast. In 2019, it stopped making and releasing large-scale updates and instead focused on addressing bug and security issues. As Engadget (opens in a new window) points out, the last time Google released a bug fix and security update for the first-gen Chromecast was in November 2022 after a three-year hiatus.

Originally released in 2013, the dongle allows people to “cast” content from a mobile device or Chrome tab to a larger screen, from photos to video streaming services. Over the years it’s received a design upgrade and a few new features, including an Ultra version that supports 4K. We recommend the Chromecast with Google TV, which adds a remote control and on-screen menu.

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