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Chromecast 2nd-gen price and new features leak out

by Jacob Kleinman | September 28, 2015September 28, 2015 1:20 pm PST

Google is expected to reveal a redesigned Chromecast on Tuesday alongside its new Nexus phones. Here’s how the company plans to improve its streaming dongle, according to a new report from Android Police.

The Android-focused blog, which has a pretty solid reputation breaking Google news, claims to confirm earlier rumors surrounding the new Chromecast. That means a new rounded design in three different colors. The report also notes that the device will cost $35, which is the same price Google charged for the original model at launch

You can also expect higher resolution support, possibly as high as 4K. The second-generation product may offer faster performance overall as well. However, it’s unclear if that’s because of a new processor, better Wi-Fi support or both.

Google will apparently announce a redesigned Chromecast app for Android too with some cool new features. That could include a universal search for finding a specific movie or TV show across multiple apps. Meanwhile, a new “What’s On” option will automatically offer up video suggestions if you can’t decide what to watch.

Google could be gearing up for one of its biggest announcements ever at Tuesday’s event. Beyond the new Chromecast and two new phones we’re also expecting a new Chromecast Audio, a Google Play Music family subscription option and more.

Android Police

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...