Renders leak of upcoming Google Android TV streaming device and remote

Renders leak of upcoming Google Android TV streaming device and remote

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  • Renders of the rumored Google-branded Android TV streamer simply hit the web.
  • The machine seems to be like a Chromecast however comes with a distant and gained’t want a telephone to work.
  • Pricing, a reputation, and launch date are nonetheless unknown.

We’ve heard rumors for a very long time now that Google plans to launch an Android TV streamer. We’ve heard the machine will look lots like a Chromecast however include a companion distant, making it extra akin to a Roku than the Chromecast has ever been.

Today, we have now our first have a look at what this machine could possibly be. Thanks to some code-sleuthing over at XDA Developers, a promotional video has been unearthed that reveals what very effectively could possibly be the Android TV streamer.

To be upfront, the date of this video’s creation is from a very long time in the past — October 2019, to be exact. Therefore, it is vitally attainable that the machine that we’ll ultimately see launch might look and performance a lot in a different way than what we see right here. However, additionally it is very doubtless that any adjustments might be delicate if there are any in any respect.

Google’s Android TV streamer

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According to the imagery and data supplied by XDA Developers, the codename for Google’s Android TV streamer is “Sabrina.” The machine is formed like an rectangular pad with a wire that stands proud from the highest, a lot as we’ve seen on Chromecasts.

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The Google “G” brand is featured prominently within the renders. However, there are rumors that the machine might as a substitute by a Nest-branded product since Google is pushing all of its sensible residence units underneath that umbrella. As such, that brand might change to a Nest brand as a substitute.

The promo renders additionally showcase three coloration decisions for the machine: the same old black, an off-white, and pastel pink. Since the machine will in all probability reside behind your TV throughout its existence, it’s unclear why colorways are even mandatory — however there you go.

And right here’s the distant (lastly!)

Google Android TV Streamer 2XDA DevelopersSupply: XDA Developers

One of the most important complaints about Chromecasts is Google’s insistence that you simply use your telephone because the distant. Thankfully, this Google-branded Android TV streamer will in all probability include a distant within the field, similar to we see with Rokus, Amazon Fire TV merchandise, Apple TV streamers, and just about all different aggressive merchandise.

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The picture above offers an thought of what the distant might appear like. The Google Assistant button may be very outstanding proper close to the highest, and the contact dial occupying the whole high third offers the distant a definite look. The promo supplies additionally closely counsel the distant might have IR capabilities, which might indicate it could possibly be programmed to regulate different gear you already personal.

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Unfortunately, the leaked supplies don’t give us any information about what the Android TV streamer could possibly be referred to as, how a lot it could value, or when it could launch. We do know that Google deliberate a {hardware} launch for Google I/O 2020 earlier than it was canceled and nonetheless has to launch the Google Pixel 4a. Therefore, it’s doubtless this might launch very quickly, presumably alongside the Pixel 4a.

As for what it might value, business rumors counsel Google is gunning to compete with Roku and Amazon, which might doubtless affect the corporate to cost this under $80. Since Google is late to the streaming recreation at this level (in the event you ignore the very completely different Chromecast), pricing will make all of the distinction in getting shoppers to surrender their Rokus.

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