A new Chromecast has been rumored for some time and now Android Police says they have a source that confirms it.
The new Chromecast will be called the Chromecast Ultra and will support 4K streaming—but for a price. The new Chromecast Ultra is rumored to cost $69 retail—almost double the cost of the Chromecast 2.
Android Police also reports that their source says that HDR is rumored to be a part of the new Chromecast Ultra, which would bring the Chromecast Ultra in line with the new Roku boxes and the Nvidia Shield, which is already on the market.
Details are thin but Google has an October 4 event scheduled and the Chromecast Ultra is expected to be one of the main announcements. It is also reported that a new Android Phone and the long awaited Google Home will have announcements at the October 4 event.
Google Home is Google’s attempt to take on Amazon’s Alexa voice command and Echo device. It is rumored to cost $129 at launch for the voice activated personal assistant, a price point that will bring it in well below the Amazon Echo. Details are still thin but many expect it to include voice commands for maybe the new Chromecast or Android TV. We will have to wait until next week to find out.
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