Report: Chromecast Ultra To Cost $69 & Google Home Will Be $129


Google's October 4 event is only a matter of weeks away now and although what will be announced has yet to be confirmed, this is quickly becoming known as the 'Pixel event'. Largely because Google is expected to unveil two new smartphones, the Pixel and the Pixel XL. However, the expectation is that Google will also be announcing a number of other products as well, and a report which came through earlier today looked to confirm that one of those other products will likely be a new 'Google Wifi' router, one which will launch for $129.

Prior to that announcement though, a report did come through at the start of September which detailed that in addition to the Pixel phones, the October event will see the launch of Google's first Daydream VR headset, as well as a new 4K-enabled Chromecast. That is, in addition to the likes of Google Home which was first unveiled back at this year's Google I/O event. Now a new report out of Android Police further confirms that Google Home and the new Chromecast will indeed make an appearance at the event. In fact, the report goes into more detail by stating the prices for the two devices. According to those details, Google Home will launch for $129 (same price as the rumored Google Wifi router) and the new Chromecast will cost $69.

The latter of which, the new Chromecast, is quite a step up in price compared to the previous versions of Chromecast (which typically speaking cost around $35). Obviously, one of the likely reasons for this increased price is that the 'Chromecast Ultra' is expected to offer support for 4K playback. It is also now being said that the Chromecast Ultra will also support HDR. Not to mention, it will likely also have extra added-value features that have yet to become known. As per usual, this is information which is unconfirmed by Google and therefore, is always subject to change. However, on this particular occasion the information is said to come from two different sources, which inevitably does add weight to the likelihood of the prices for the two devices being correct.

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