It has been a long time since Google launched its new Android TV, which may not be surprising given that it has caught its eye with the Chromecast Ultra. The latter is, after all, the device on which the Stadia is best tested. This, of course, makes Android TV look more and more like an abandoned program, the notion that Google wants to shake up this month. Nothing says “commitment” is better than a new Android TV, and it may be cheaper than a Chromecast Ultra.
Google’s last dedicated Android TV was not sold to consumers and was instead an ADT-3 box for developers. Most parts of Android TV products, after all, come as real televisions, in addition to some set-top boxes, like the venerable NVIDIA SHIELD console. There have been leaks about the new “Sabrina” element that will surprisingly turn out to be a dongle and the savings Google has made in making it may have leaked to consumers.
9to5Google received Home Depot entries for some “Sabrina” in its internal systems. Not only did the listing list the device as coming from Google, but it also listed colors such as Rock Candy and Como Blue, which are the most commonly used for Google Nest speakers. However, the most important piece of information is the $ 49.99 price tag, possibly with the Abbey remote control included in the package.
It is significantly cheaper than the Chromecast Ultra, which retails for $ 69. However, some controversy has also arisen between retailers, with Walmart and Target listing the device at $ 59.98. It is still a low price, even if only marginally, and puts it at least with competing offerings from Stop and Amazon.
However, we still don’t know anything about this “Sabrina” dongle, especially if it will also reach Chromecast Ultra’s capabilities at the price point. If the price details have reached the retailers, we may not have to wait long for it to be official.