Google would prepare the return of Chromecast Audio

Many Chromecast Audio users are still orphans of Google’s little gadget (read our test). Launched in 2015 and released four years later, the device allows you to broadcast good big sound from your smartphone to an old hi-fi system or active speakers, all for the modest sum of 39 €.

Google has abandoned this product line, preferring to focus on the Chromecast for short, the latest version of which makes it a complete streaming box. Even so, there is arguably still a niche market for connecting somewhat older audio equipment. And the search engine seems to be interested in it again.

Snippets in the Google Home app APK bundle contain a reference to a new, unknown device dubbed YND. This works with the same software as the “classic” Chromecast, which is therefore not Google TV. Digging a little deeper, 9to5Google was able to confirm that YND is labeled as “Chromecast Audio” in the APK code — a different Chromecast Audio than the original.

No one knows if Google really intends to (re)enter this niche with a new product, but if so it is possible that the company will unveil the device by the end of the year. year in tandem with the new version of the Chromecast with Google TV.

A more affordable version of the Chromecast with Google TV is coming to light

A more affordable version of the Chromecast with Google TV is coming to light

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