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Update | Chromecast "with Google TV (HD)" is tipped to launch alongside the Pixel 7 series having surfaced in FCC testing

The latest Chromecast dongle. (Source: Google)
The latest Chromecast dongle. (Source: Google)
Google is projected to launch the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro in October 2022. Now, rumors of a new external Chromecast that might be unveiled alongside it have sparked up again, following its reported addition to regulator databases. It is said to aim for the budget tier of the smart home market as it will lack 4K, yet run Google TV out of the box.

Update: The same Google G454V has also now appeared on the Bluetooth SIG website, in another new certification revealing that this product will launch as the "Chromecast with Google TV (HD)".

It will use the slightly outdated Bluetooth 5.0 standard, which chimes with its rumored status as a more affordable "Home Environment" device. Therefore, it may indeed debut alongside other Google ecosystem products in October 2022.

Original Article: Google seems to have abandoned development for the TV dongle arm of its retail business, possibly as so many new smart devices come with Chromecast built-in in any case. Nevertheless, the Mountain View giant is now once again linked to a new way to take up an HDMI port if necessary.

This 'new Chromecast' has popped up in images reportedly borrowed from the regulator Anatel. The device looks very similar to the existing 4K model, yet has a new model number (G454V). It is also said to have new internal specs: an S805X2 chipset from Amlogic and 2GB of RAM. 

The G454V has also been approved by the FCC as a new Bluetooth/dual-band Wi-Fi device. Accordingly, this potential Chromecast dongle is thought to be capable of a 1080p resolution at the most. On the other hand, it is also tipped to run the up-to-date Google TV OS out of the box and, moreover, to support the AV1 codec.

Therefore, a cost-effective way to upgrade an older TV with modern-day streaming capabilities and UI features might become an option soon. It may or may not provide a warm-up act during a Pixel Event set for October 2022.

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The latest Chromecast reportedly takes a trip to multiple regulators. (Source: Anatel via TecnoBlog, Bluetooth SIG)
The latest Chromecast reportedly takes a trip to multiple regulators. (Source: Anatel via TecnoBlog, Bluetooth SIG)
 
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-09-11 (Update: 2022-09-19)