Google’s five-calendar year-old, 1080p-only Chromecast is prolonged overdue for a refresh, and an FCC filing previously this summertime hinted that a new version of the streaming unit is ideal about the corner. Now arrives buzz that the launch of the new, more affordable Chromecast is “imminent,” and there’s also chatter about a achievable price tag.
German-language internet site WinFuture (via 9to5Google) suggests it’s heard from retail sources that the new Hd-only Chromecast is “now showing at the very first dealers,” suggesting that the streamer may possibly now be poised to arrive on store shelves.
The report also promises that the device will price tag €39.99–which, as 9to5Google factors out, is the same price tag as what the present-day, third-generation Hd-only Chromecast prices in Europe.
So, how may possibly that translate into U.S. pounds? Very well, if Google is (supposedly) sticking with the exact same Hd Chromecast price in Europe, it stands to reason it would do the very same stateside, exactly where the third-gen Chromecast is now promoting for $29.99. In other terms, we’d expect the refreshed 1080p Chromecast to continue being in the $30 variety.
We’ve achieved out to Google for comment.
Rumors about a revamped High definition-only Chromecast have been circulating for months now, and the fireplace ended up stoked again in June when an FCC submitting thorough a Google “wireless device” capable of streaming online video at up to 1080p resolution at a 60Hz refresh fee.
The FCC documents also refer to a “remote controller,” which would seem to show that the new Chromecast would be a “with Google TV” product with its own on-display person interface, related to the 4K-able and distant-packing Chromecast with Google Television.
The current, third-gen Chromecast came out back again in 2018, and the puck-formed unit has neither a remote nor a consumer interface for navigating videos instead, it is just a streaming endpoint, with your phone performing as the controller.
Google just declared a Pixel hardware party for October 6, exactly where the new High definition Chromecast might make an visual appeal, although 9to5Google thinks that the streaming product may go on sale even ahead of following month’s showcase.