Rumor: Google is working on a new Chromecast with Google TV – Picture and Sound – News

Google may be working on a new Chromecast with Google TV. The device could have been given a new codename, indicating fundamental differences from the current latest Chromecast.

9to5Google reports that Based on the documents he had access to. The device, codenamed Boreal, is related to Sabrina, the current Chromecast in question because it’s in the same family of products. More technical information about Chromecast is missing. 9to5Google reports that it has heard from its sources that a new Chromecast should be on the market this year.

An expected addition to this Chromecast will be support for the AV1 video codec. It is said, this is now binding For all new Android TV devices running Android 10 or later. according to Facebook Fan Tests In 2018, AV1 is 34 percent more efficient at compression than libvpx-vp9. Hardware support for AV1 decoding is available, for example, on RTX 30 and RX 6000 video cards.

From Chromecast meets Google TV It appeared on the market in 2020 in the United States, among others. It is now readily available in the Netherlands via gray imports. The streaming dongle supports, among other things, 4K resolution, HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, and Dolby Vision. It was also the first Chromecast with a remote control and a more complete interface.

Chromecast with Google TV (2020)

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