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New leak reveals Google’s Chromecast successor and Nest smart speaker

Google’s upcoming smart speaker and Chromecast dongle have made their way to retailers ahead of launch.


What you need to know

  • Leaked retail packaging gives us a good look at Google’s upcoming Nest Audio and Chromecast with Google TV.
  • The Nest Audio will retail for $99 and has a taller profile than the Google Home.
  • Chromecast with Google TV is said to retail for $49, and it will feature a remote.
  • Both products will be officially announced on September 30.

Google is set to unveil the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 on September 30, and alongside the new phones, we’re also going to see a new smart speaker dubbed Nest Audio and a new Chromecast device that will be called Chromecast with Google TV.

Google showed off a render of the Nest Audio in blue a few months ago, and we got another look at two new color options — chalk and charcoal — last week. Today’s leak is from Walmart (via 9to5Gogole) and gives us a good look at the packaging of the device.

The Nest Audio measures 6.89 x 4.88 x 3.07 inches, making it taller than the Google Home. The packaging itself is similar to what we’ve seen from Google products in the past, and a Lowe’s listing spotted by Roland Quandt (which has been taken down) for the Nest Audio suggests the smart speaker will launch for $99 in the U.S.

Then there’s the new Chromecast dongle, the Chromecast with Google TV. A customer was able to buy the product and shared a video of the packaging on Reddit:

(sound off) new chromecast? from r/googlehome

The packaging suggests the product will be just called the Google Chromecast, and what’s interesting about this particular dongle is that it will come with a bundled remote, the Google Chromecast Voice Remote. Leaks point to the Chromecast debuting for $49, and with under a week to go, we don’t have to wait long to find out more about either product.

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