Google’s Chromecast media streaming technology already comes built into some TVs and displays, but those unfortunate enough to lack such gear, will soon be able to add it with a new Chromecast dongle.
New Chromecast with Google (not Android) TV stick specs and features
The Google TV dongle is rumored to sport a dedicated Amlogic media processor and 4K HDR Dolby Vision output as far as hardware goes. In terms of looks, the smooth and rounded soap-y form of the device is said to feature a “sandstone-like texture” that comes in black, white, and pink colors, complete with its own remote, too, as any self-respecting media streamer these days.
The new $49 Chromecast with Google TV dongle is meant to take on the popular Roku TV Stick or Amazon’s Fire with the aggressive price tag and reportedly a brand new interface with Android underpinning the whole shebang.
Now Target’s internal system dropped Sabrina’s the price to $49.99 and renamed it to “Google Chromecast with Google TV” (not Android TV), giving legs to May’s rumor from @9to5Google about the rebranding of Android TV back to Google TV (https://t.co/HV1rfeo4bK).
— Artem Russakovskii (@ArtemR) September 12, 2020