For months, we’ve been hearing. Code-named Sabrina, the device was reportedly being built around a revised and full-fledged Android TV interface, with a debut planned for fall.
Now, weeks ahead of, a new leak posted on the German website WinFuture offers a potential glimpse at the device. And hey, it comes with a remote!
That remote would be a first for the Chromecast family, which has long relayed playback controls for music and streaming media directly to your phone. Along with dedicated buttons for YouTube and Netflix, the remote also appears to include a button for summoning the Google Assistant, so it’s a fair assumption that the gizmo includes built-in microphones.
Apart from the addition of a remote, the streamer doesn’t look like too radical a departure from, all of which are designed to plug into an HDMI port on the back of your TV.
We’ll almost certainly know a lot more about it, when Google seems primed to roll it out alongside new Pixel devices at a virtual event. Stay tuned.