There could finally be a next-generation Chromecast with Google TV – here’s what we want to see

  • An unknown Chromecast device has been found in the Google Home app
  • The codename suggests that it is a Google device and not a third party
  • But a similar discovery last year did not result in a new Chromecast

A new Chromecast with Google TV device has been rumored for over a year, but some new hints in an update to the Google Home app suggest one (or possibly two) models are in the pipeline.

Some dig out 9to5Google has found an unknown Chromecast device (codenamed ‘YTD’) in a recent update to the Google Home app. It appears on a list of supported streaming sticks, alongside the existing HD-compatible Chromecast and the 4K-ready Chromecast with Google TV.