Rumors point out that Google will debut a funds model of its Chromecast with Google TV alongside the Pixel 7 on October sixth. And it might value $20 lower than the unique mannequin, in line with a brand new leak.
Notice: Different web sites are mistakenly reporting on the leaked Canadian pricing ($40), quite than the leaked United States pricing ($30).
Widespread leaker SnoopyTech claims that the Chromecast with Google TV (HD) is already in inventory at a number of retailers. The streaming stick purportedly costs $30 in the United States, putting it squarely in Roku and Fireplace TV Stick territory. (This streaming stick ought to value $40 in Canada and £40 within the UK.)
If this leak is true, the Chromecast with Google TV (HD) prices $20 lower than the unique mannequin. However it additionally comes with some downgrades—you possibly can’t stream 4K content material, you get a slower Amlogic S805X2 SoC, and RAM is reduce from 2GB to 1.5GB.
Nevertheless, the Chromecast with Google TV (HD) is anticipated to launch with Android 12. It must also help AV1 decoding and digital A/B seamless updates, which the 4K mannequin lacks (by way of Kuba Wojciechowski). These modifications might enhance streaming reliability, and notably, they are going to permit the funds Chromecast to put in updates with out losing cupboard space.
The funds Chromecast with Google TV (HD) ought to debut on October sixth. We count on it to launch alongside a number of sensible residence merchandise, plus the Pixel 7 and Pixel Watch.