Not that you’re going to ever discover as soon as it is plugged into your TV

The Chromecast with Google TV was one of many very first sensible TV gadgets working the corporate’s new Google TV interface. It has since made its solution to each streaming sticks and full-fat sensible TVs alike, however it began with Google’s in-house {hardware}. A brand new, cheaper model of the machine is rumored to land earlier than later, and now, we have now some photos of this machine within the flesh. Spoiler alert: it’s going to look just about the identical.


TecnoBlog managed to get some photos of the machine (by way of 9to5Google). The pictures, presumably submitted to Brazilian spectrum regulator Anatel, present a prototype Chromecast that appears equivalent to the usual Chromecast with Google TV that is presently obtainable on retailer cabinets.

Even should you have a look at it intently, it is unlikely you may discover any variations — it has the identical precise ovular puck form with an HDMI connector hooked up to it. The one cause we all know this can be a prototype is as a result of it is lined with figuring out stickers and certainly one of them exhibits the mannequin quantity G454V, which confirmed up beforehand on the FCC. In the event you took these stickers off, you’d most likely have a tough time keeping apart the unique Chromecast with Google TV from this.

The truth that this does not carry any design adjustments is not that noteworthy, all in all. In any case, that is going to hold from the again of your TV for many of its lifespan, so it isn’t like you are going to have a look at it too typically. It can carry quite a few inner adjustments, although, since that is, in any case, a lower-end mannequin. It will solely output 1080p video as a substitute of being 4K-capable, so its specs are being downgraded accordingly. We’re purported to get an Amlogic S8805X2 chip (with AV1 help) alongside 2GB of RAM. And if earlier reporting has any fact to it, it must also ship with the identical distant as the usual Chromecast with Google TV.

We’d know extra about this machine on October sixth, when the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Professional get formally unveiled.