UPDATE: According to a trustworthy source, the Chromecast HD will cost $30 ($29.99), which is a more reasonable price for a direct replacement for the third-generation Chromecast.
Today’s leaks concerning the upcoming “Chromecast with Google TV (HD)” include a rumored US price and a number of promotional photos.
The “Chromecast with Google TV (HD)” costs $40 in the US, claims SnoopyTech on Twitter this afternoon. The actual cost is most likely $39.99, which is higher than expected. The trustworthy source of today also states that the newest hardware from Google is “already in Stock at a lot of stores.”
The 4K variant costs $49.99 in the United States, while the third-generation Chromecast costs $29.99. We anticipated the new Chromecast HD to cost the latter given a previous leak’s European MSRP of €39.
Due to frequent discounts, the current Google TV streaming dongle is only $10 more expensive than this new device. The increased resolution is a worthwhile upgrade for the majority of people, and the price difference is actually not that great.
In the meantime, WinFuture posted several promo photos of the Chromecast with Google TV (HD). The same Voice remote control with AAA batteries, a USB-C to USB-A connector, and a power brick will be included in the box. It appears to only come in one color (Snow), which is understandable as a cost-saving move.
Additionally, we saw images showing it attached to a TV, which is probably our first look at Android 12. The most intriguing image displays the Chromecast attached to a smaller, kitchen wall-mounted screen and being used to display real-time Nest Doorbell footage. One use case does not call for 4K resolution, and that is it. Other images show it linked to relatively large screens, which are most likely higher quality than 1080p and aren’t well-suited for this streaming dongle.