Google could possibly be prepping a brand new price range Chromecast to rival Hearth TV Stick

The Mountain View firm is believed to readying a new Chromecast that will be built specifically for HD streaming. The dongle is expected to boast the same sleek interface which is found on the Chromecast with Google TV device that launched in 2020. That Chromecast is priced at £59.99 (but is available right now for £49.99 from John Lewis), and is built for 4K streaming – while the new dongle is expected to have a more competitive price point that should appeal to those looking at the entry-level Fire TV Stick and Roku devices.

Prices for the Fire TV Stick range begin from £29.99, with Roku streaming sticks available from the same price. So if Google wants its new low-cost Chromecast to compete with these devices you’d expect it to launch with a similar price tag.

News of this budget Chromecast was first revealed by Protocol, and it came after 9to5Google reported a new Google streaming device codenamed Boreal was in the works.

It’s believed the latest addition to the Chromecast range will be called Chromecast HD with Google TV and it will launch this year.

While it hasn’t been confirmed yet, it sounds like this new dongle could replace the third generation Chromecast which is still on the market.

This streaming device was first released back in 2018 and if you shop around it can be picked up at a bargain price.

At the time of writing, you can get the third gen Chromecast for £19.99 from John Lewis – which is a £10.01 saving on its usual £30 price tag.

While this is the cheapest way to get a Chromecast, it’s important to point out the 2018 model doesn’t have one of the biggest selling points of the 2020 edition.

One of the best things about the Chromecast with Google TV is the sleek new user interface which delivers a much more personalized experience.

Plus, this Chromecast was the first one to come with a remote. The rumored Chromecast HD with Google TV is expected not only to have the UI seen with the 2020 Chromecast, but also come bundled in with a remote too. reviewed the Chromecast with Google TV when it launched. We praised the device for “reinventing” the Chromecast experience, saying the Google TV interface looks great and praising the Mountain View firm for at long last adding a remote – a much needed upgrade which comes in very handy.

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