Late last night, 9to5Google broke that there is a new Chromecast on its way, supposedly coming on September 29th. And it will also have support for Spotify as well as faster WiFi connectivity something that users have been asking for, for quite a while. Now 9to5Google is back with more news about the new Chromecast, but this time it is about their app. The Chromecast app has been around, but it hasn’t been all that useful. You mostly use it to connect to your WiFi network and set up the Chromecast. That’s about it. That appears to be changing with this new version of the Chromecast and new app update.
According to 9to5Google, it appears that the update to the Chromecast app is going to show “What’s on”. Which sounds like a feature that will show us what particular apps are showing at the time. This is great for apps like Sling TV, which do live TV. So it really matters “what’s on”. Google is also rumored to be adding suggested apps to the Chromecast app. Which is pretty much self-explanatory, but it’ll help you find more apps to use with your Chromecast, and thus use your Chromecast even more.
The Chromecast app is also getting a bit of a makeover, visually. While it’s tough to tell, because of the super blurry images here from 9to5Google. But it appears that Google is looking to make the app a bigger part of the Chromecast, and something that Chromecast owners are going to want to use on a daily basis. The site also mentions that the new Chromecast app, as well as the new Chromecast with support for Spotify are due to be launching on September 29th, alongside the new Nexus devices from LG and Huawei. Which is a date that we have heard a few times now. Not just for Nexus devices either. It’ll be interesting to see if Google does an actual event, or just publishes press releases regarding the announcements. Either way it’s getting pretty exciting. We always get Nexus this time of year, but getting a new Chromecast is going to be pretty fun too!