Last week, a handful of images surfaced of a new Chromecast device that comes with a bundled voice remote with a similar design to the current Chromecast on Google TV. That model supports 4K HDR output and was launched three years ago. This new model may only support 1080p resolution, but it uses the actual Google Assistant remote to control the Chromecast.
New information from SnoopyTech The tweet suggests that the “Chromecast with Google TV (HD)” will sell for $40 and is available in US retailers. The new Chromecast could launch soon, but we wonder if Google will launch it before October 6th – although the timing suggests it might sell out on the day of the event.
Chromecast with Google TV (HD) is $40 and is already in stock at many retailers. Expect unboxing and crafts soon.
— SnoopyTech (@_snoopytech_) September 14, 2022
Here are the Chromecast promo images with Google TV (HD). WinFuture. In addition to the all-white-background display, there are also several lifestyle images, confirming the design is similar to Chromecast with Google TV.
Unless Google plans to replace it, we wonder why it would release a Chromecast that looks like another model. Maybe Google will turn around its Chromecast strategy and offer a $40 entry-level model, but introduce a more powerful one with a higher price point and more features. Maybe Google is planning to release 2020 Chromecast on Google TV. Take these assumptions with a grain of salt.
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Google is holding its annual hardware event in person on October 6, where it will announce the new Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, the new Pixel Watch, and there are rumors that we’ll see some new Nest Home hardware and Chromecast compatibility with Google TV. In there somewhere.
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