Google is winding down support for the original Chromecast video streamer. Its future updates will be limited to fixing security flaws and bugs, Google has confirmed.
Now 9to5Google (opens in new tab) has spotted that the original version is running on a much older version of Google's Chrome web browser than its newer siblings.
When asked whether the original Chromecast would continue to be updated, Google replied: "Chromecast recently celebrated its 6th birthday. We’re thrilled that some of our earliest adopters are still enjoying the first-generation device, and we continue to update it with bug and security fixes."
So there you have it, "bug and security fixes" means no major updates appear to be on the horizon. Still, the six-year-old device should continue to work as normal for the foreseeable future.
For those reading this and considering an upgrade to the latest version, the Chromecast now costs £30 (opens in new tab).