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Specs and supported operating systems

What makes Chromecast tick? Here are the specs and supported operating systems for Chromecast.
First, choose the Chromecast that looks like yours below: Chromecast (1st gen)

Chromecast specs:

  • Output: HDMI, CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) compatible
  • Max. Output Video Resolution: 1080p
  • Dimensions: 72(L) x 35(W) x 12(H) mm
  • Weight: 34g
  • Wireless Standards: 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz only)
  • Wireless Security: WEP, WPA/WPA2
  • Power: USB (USB cable and power adapter included)
  • Plugs into TV directly and powered from TVs USB port or wall outlet

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Android 4.1 and higher
  • iOS 7.0 and higher
  • Windows 7 and higher
  • Mac OS 10.7 and higher
  • Chrome OS (on a Chromebook running Chrome 28 & higher)

Chromecast

Chromecast specs:

  • Output: HDMI, CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) compatible
  • Max. Output Video Resolution: 1080p
  • Dimensions:
    • Device: 51.9 x 51.9 x 13.49 mm (not including cables or accessories)
    • Package: 124.4 mm x 42.85 mm x 124 mm
    • Power cable: 1.75 m (69 in)
  • Ports and connectors:
    • HDMI
    • Micro-USB
  • Color: Black, Coral, Lemonade
  • Weight: 39.1g (0.086 lbs)
  • Wireless Standards: 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi (2.4GHz/5GHz)
  • Wireless Security: WEP, WPA/WPA2
  • Power: 5V, 1A power supply

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Android 4.1 and higher
  • iOS 7.0 and higher
  • Windows 7 and higher
  • Mac OS 10.7 and higher
  • Chrome OS (on a Chromebook running Chrome 28 & higher)

Over the Air Updates: When available, Chromecast will automatically update to the latest and greatest Chromecast software version.

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