‘New Chromecast with Google TV will not become a Shield competitor’

‘New Chromecast with Google TV will not become a Shield competitor’

Project Boreal is the internal name for the new Chromecast with Google TV. New interesting details have surfaced about that device, which you may not have hoped for.

What is a Chromecast with Google TV

This weekend we saw the first rumors about a new Chromecast with Google TV. The Chromecast is a small HDMI dongle that you plug into your TV. This allows you to stream movies and series to your TV straight from your phone, tablet or the Chrome browser on your PC. So you can make any ‘dumb’ TV smart. In addition to films and series, you can also display your own photos and videos or presentations and documents on your TV. The first Chromecast dongles came with Android TV and the latest runs on Google TV. Actually, it is a shell that lies over Android TV. In addition to that new interface, the Chromecast with Google TV also gets a remote control.

New details about the successor

The first Chromecast with Google TV is now over a year and a half old, and the successor seems to be coming. The first rumors about this we found in Boreal, the code name for the second generation Chromecast with Google TV. The successor would have support for the AV1 format. That is a new video codec that succeeds HEVC. AV1 would be more efficient by playing videos with improved visual quality at the same bitrate. Now more specs are popping up, via AndroidPolice.

The device would be called ‘Chromecast HD with Google TV’ and run on the AMlogic S805X2 processor, which supports AV1 codecs and HDR10 +. In addition, there is talk of 2 GB of RAM and 1080p HD streaming. The current Chromecast with Google TV supports 4k at 60 fps. In terms of appearance, not much would change, but the price would. This device may be $40 cheaper. Finally, the new Chromecast runs on Android 12 for Android TV/Google TV and that version comes with five major improvements.

When will the new Chromecast be launched

Unfortunately, no details are known about this yet, but there is already talk about later this year. Are you curious about this cheaper version of the current Chromecast with Google TV? Let us know in the comments below.

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– Thanks for information from Androidworld. Source

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