The rumors about a new Google Chromecast dongle with cheaper Google TV have been around for months but the first signs came last June when documentation was filed with the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) relating to a device that did not leave. plenty of room for further doubts.
The first information available has identified a wireless device that can be connected to a TV and controlled by remote control. Further confirmation that it could be a new Chromecast emerged from the device’s ability to offer streaming content at resolutions up to 1080p and 60Hz.
Finally, we had a code name indicated in the documentation, namely “Google G454V”, but this did not offer further elements of analysis. It was also hypothesized that it could be a wireless device, where the only physical connection could be that to the electricity network, but on this point, there seems to be no confirmation.
In the last few hours, the famous Roland Quandt has received new information from retail chains close to the developments, which assert that the marketing of the new Chromecast is now very close. We can’t provide dates or even official features, but the source goes so far as to say that the presentation of the low-cost model could arrive within a few weeks.
There is a first indication of the price: we are talking about 40 euros, or 13 euros less than the current version. It, therefore, seems quite clear that Google wants to convince that segment of users that it failed to attract with the previous model, offering a device with inferior features but much more competitive in price. It is clear that you will have to pay the price of not supporting 4K, but it could be an interesting alternative to use on older TVs.
We will see, but in the meantime, we remember that this new Chromecast dongle with Google TV will arrive 4 years after the introduction of the previous one, the third generation one, released in 2018. Speaking of Google TV, did you know that the company has published a rather full-bodied post on its official support forum to summarize the upcoming improvements on its latest smart TV OS? Here you will find more details.