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At this point, we know almost everything we need to know about the upcoming Chromecast Android TV key. Sabrina’s renderings and specifications have already expired, along with color options and pricing. And now we even know what the upcoming Google TV Chromecast will look like on the shelves of a local retailer.
Today’s expiration is courtesy of Reddit, in the form of a hastily recorded hands-on video showing all corners of the retail package.
Video via u / jsterninja, mirrored in gfycat.
The expected Chromecast branding is strong, although the exact product name is incompatible. The front is branded “Chromecast with Google TV”, as expected from previous leaks, but the lower part of the package shortens this even more simply to “Google Chromecast”, which is interesting. The bottom also clearly describes what is included in your purchase: The new Chromecast, power cord and adapter, Google Chromecast Voice Remote and 2 AAA batteries. I may read a little too much, but it seems to me that some simplicity of branding suggests that this is not just another device joining the Chromecast line, it’s on Google Chromecast – i.e. the future of the platform – but time will tell.
Support for 4K and HDR is also expected based on the chipset’s specifications and is clearly indicated here.
Based on the time of this expiration and the fact that the hardware is already reported in the inventory systems of several different merchants, there is a high probability that the Chromecast with Google TV will sell soon, perhaps even on the 30th in Google Launch Night. that an official announcement is expected.
Practical photos and unpacking
Redditor has captured practical pictures of the hardware in the box in the almost complete unpacking:
Practical photos of unpacking. Images via u / fuzztub07.
None of the information revealed is new in itself, but these are the most detailed real-life photos of the upcoming Android-powered Chromecast we’ve seen so far, and those who take one will spend a lot of time in the coming years using the remote you see here.
The white color depicted here is probably the “snowy” color that has previously expired. Details such as the button and lighting on the back of the dongle and the regulatory markings are clearly visible. The remote is also fully detailed, consistent with previous leaks and shows its smoothly curved back and individual buttons, including those for YouTube and Netflix. Again, nothing new, but these are not renders; they are the real thing.
The only fly in the ointment is that this confirms that the included power cord will not support Ethernet if you prefer this over Wi-Fi, so you may need to purchase an extra cable if you want to go this route (assuming that the device supports it, which may need to be confirmed first).
Turned on? The lucky Redditor has probably been courtesy of Walmart, so you may want to check availability in your area if you can’t wait another week to land officially.