Chromecast remote batteries draining in 25 days - brand new Energizer alkaline AAA batteries, tested 1.58 volts on 23 Jan 2022, died on 18 Feb 2022 (25 days), tested 1.39 volts. Am using a couple of hours each evening, mostly Netflix with a dumb Sharp TV which has its own remote for volume, and removing the batteries overnight. Not using with a smartphone. 25 days seems very short. Is this normal? How long does Google say the batteries should last? I guess this is a 3rd gen Chromecast, bought in 2021. How do I check what generation it is?
Thanks for reaching out to the Google Nest Community. If your device comes with a remote, it means that you have the latest generation of Chromecast. Also for battery life, we expect 6+ months with normal use.
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