Google Is Updating Their Chromecast Player






It has been a few years since Google last updated the Chromecast, and now it looks like they are about to give their streaming player some love.

According to some new documents filed with the FCC, Google is working on a slight update to the second-gen Chromecast. From the looks of it almost everything is the same expect for the addition of better Wi-Fi and better Bluetooth.

According to the filing, the updated version of the second-gen Chromecast will add 5GHz Wi-Fi and standard Bluetooth 2.4GHz.

Currently the Chromecast second gen uses a low power version of the Bluetooth 2.4GHz standard. This new standard powered 2.4GHz Bluetooth will let you connect keyboards or even a possible remote to the Chromecast.

The update also adds the newer, faster 5GHz standard Wi-Fi that will allow for faster, smoother streaming.

From the looks of it, Google will likely roll out an updated Chromecast this fall. Reportedly Google is planning on an event for October 4, 2018. At that event we are expending a new Pixel 3 phone, Pixel Watch, and now an updated Google Chromecast.

Would you buy a new Chromecast? Leave us a comment and let us know.

Source: XDA Developers

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