Google set to launch new Chromecast with premium Google TV
Google is currently working on a new version of its Chromecast with Google TV, and this time it could be a higher-end model. Here’s everything we already know about the device.
The first Chromecast with Google TV came out over two years ago now, and was recently joined by a more accessible model with the same name, but that version is limited to Full HD content rather than 4K. According to our test, the device offers quite respectable performance for its price, but Google would now like to release a brand new model.
Indeed, according to 9to5Google, a new Chromecast with Google TV is in the works and should be released later this year. Going through Google’s source code, reporters discovered a new device codenamed “YTC”. As a reminder, the previous models were named “YTV” for Chromecast with Google TV (the 4K version) and “YTB” for Chromecast with Google TV (HD).
A more premium Chromecast with Google TV could arrive in 2023
For now, there is no indication that the new Chromecast with Google TV will be an even more high-end device than the previous ones, but everything suggests that Google should release a Chromecast with a better spec sheet. Now that we got a Chromecast 4K and a Chromecast HD, it seems logical that the new device will be more premium.
This does not want not necessarily say that the new device will be able to support the 8K definition, but we can for example expect more storage, or even a new processor to better adapt to the new hardware requirements of Android TV. 9to5Google also expects to see a second USB-C port for plugging in accessories or additional storage.
For the moment, it is not known exactly when Google could launch this new Chromecast. However, it’s a safe bet that we will have the opportunity to see it in stolen photos even before the official presentation, as is the case with almost all products from the American manufacturer. It will be necessary to watch the balances applied on the current models to know when the new generation could arrive.