+ Monday November 18th, 2019

Google’s yet-unannounced next generation Chromecast isn’t just leaking – it’s already out in the world. The device was already sold to a customer in the USA, and now it looks like retailers on the other side of the pond are getting in on the action.

UK electronics retailer Very has listed the device, complete with a handy specs list and some very official-looking product photos.

Item number: NC73K13
MPN: GA00439-GB
EAN: 0842776106445

  • Depth: 51.9 MM
  • Height: 13.8 MM
  • Width: 51.9 MM
  • Wifi Enabled: Y
  • Easily stream from your device to your TV
  • Chromecast connects to your TV’s HDMI port – and you can stream TV shows, movies, games, and more from your device to the TV.
  • Chromecast is compatible with iPhone®, iPad®, Android smartphones and tablets, Mac® and Windows® laptops, and Chromebook.
  • Unlimited entertainment – whenever you want – Apps, such as Netflix, YouTube, and Google Play give you access to TV shows, movies, songs, and more.
  • Music by voice command – When you pair Chromecast with a Google Home device, streaming your favorite entertainment is easy with voice input

The pictures seem to corroborate rumours that the magnet used to attach the Chromecast Ultra’s HDMI connector to the body of the device won’t be making an appearance in the new device. No big deal there – it’s not much use once the Chromecast is connected to your TV.

Very has the new Chromecast listed as “in stock” which suggests distributors might just be substituting the next generation of devices into the supply chain as a running change, although we haven’t seen any third generation Chromecast owners popping up online in the UK yet.

The devices is listed at £29.99, the same UK RRP as the current generation device. The biggest difference over the previous generation – now getting a little long in the tooth – is the addition of Bluetooth as noted in the FCC listing back in August, so it’s good to see that the price isn’t going to rise.

Speculation within the Ausdroid team on how the new Chromecast will use its newfound Bluetooth capabilities ranges from dual audio (listen to audio from Chromecast on your Bluetooth headphones) through a simplified setup process (so you’d no longer need to drop your phone’s wi-fi connection) to it just being a feature of the devices chipset.

We’re expecting to see the new Chromecast officially revealed at this week’s Made By Google event, so it won’t be long until we get our answers. Judging by the leaks, it’s probably going to end up at retail pretty quickly.

Source: Very.co.uk.

Jason Murray   Deputy Editor

Jason Murray

Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn't need a smartphone. Now he can't bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you'd like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He'd like to think he's a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you'll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter - follow @JM77 and say hi!

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