The $35 Google Chromecast is one of CNET’s go-to streaming gadgets to cheaply and quickly beam YouTube videos and the like to your big-screen TV. And a new version that adds a stronger Wi-Fi connection and Bluetooth might be coming soon, according to a new FCC filing that’s leaked out some details.
Mind you, it’s not quite clear whether Google will actually announce a new Chromecast (say, alongside the rumored Pixel 3 phone this October), or whether this model might be quietly sold as the same device, a tactic we’ve seen companies sometimes use before. According to one image, it looks like it’ll be the same tiny puck-shaped device visually:
Either way, the filing shows that the FCC is certifying the device for Bluetooth — perhaps so you’ll have a way to play music stored on your phone, like with the existing Google Home smart speaker that doubles as a Chromecast device — plus greater antenna gain on the 5GHz band (4dB rather than 2.1dB) for Wi-Fi…….Read More>>>>