A new version of Chromecast with Google TV is in the works, according to 9to5Google. Google Chromecast with Google TV (HD) was launched in India in September 2022.
According to a recent preview update to the Google Home app, the company appears to be preparing to release a new Chromecast with Google TV device, dubbed “YTC” in the code. The code also confirms that this is a “Chromecast with Google TV,” and it is listed alongside previous models “YTV” and “YTB”. This new information strongly suggests that a new Chromecast with Google TV is in the works.
In 2020, Google overhauled the Chromecast lineup, replacing the Cast OS with Android TV, or the newly renamed “Google TV.” Last year, the company continued this shift with the release of the “Chromecast with Google TV (HD),” which made the experience more accessible to a wider range of consumers by offering it at a lower price point.
Previous versions of Chromecast with Google TV were said to have some limitations, such as minimal specifications to keep costs low, and one of the main complaints was the limited storage space, which made it difficult to keep multiple media apps installed and updated.
Furthermore, the Chromecast with Google TV requires a performance boost as it is beginning to show its age. Google’s previous release of a lower-end Chromecast model suggests that the company is planning to release a new version with higher specifications to replace the current flagship model.
However, the specifications of the next Chromecast have yet to be confirmed, and this information has not yet been officially confirmed by Google, so it should be treated as a rumour until an official statement is released.