The new Google Nest smart speaker looks quite different than its predecessors with an oblong-like cylindrical design.
Google's upcoming Hardware announcements on September 30th, You will mention a new Chromecast that is in line with expectations Pixel5, Pixel 4A5G, And the new smart speaker. However, it looks like the tech giant will be calling the device Chromecast with Google TV instead.
Google Nest Audio is expected to cost around 100 Euros in the Europe.
Think of this as an Android TV box, but in the form of a dongle. But what's more interesting from these renders is the remote control. The volume buttons are oddly located on the side of the remote control, as if it were a smartphone or something.
If you need to pause your show, you'll need to shout to a nearby Google Home, or pull-out your phone. It also means viewers at home will be able to tune-in to Disney+ and Netflix shows even if they don't have a smartphone - ideal for younger family members hoping to watch something on the TV. Or Chromecast dongle running Android TV. It has a good library of streaming services, supports advanced media codecs, has built-in Chromecast, can play multiple Android games, can host hardware transcoded Plex servers, and can even stream console standard games from Nvidia-.
New information regarding the device's functions has also come out. When there are already streaming devices from Roku, Amazon, and Apple with the vast majority of streaming services and games available to download, waiting for Google to get the same level of support could've been a real turn-off.
With Android TV and voice assistant features certainly being towed, Google has major players like Roku and Fire TV right before their eyes.
That would see it going up against the likes of the Sonos One and the Amazon Echo Plus in the ever-growing smart multi-room speaker market, although Google is yet to confirm the specs or price of the new Nest smart speaker.