One of the best things about the Chromecast is how well it continues to work with little to no fuss since its release. It doesn’t need to be updated in any way. It keeps working with any and all new content you can throw at it. For $35, the Chromecast will theoretically continue to work perfectly until it might somehow die on you. So why is a new model going through the FCC?
An updated model of Google’s Chromecast has passed through the FCC with few changes on board. As far as anyone can tell, the only thing updated in the new model is the addition of support for 5GHz WiFi. Possibly important for some, hardly noteworthy for most.
It will be interesting to see if anything else has changed, but don’t bet on it. If we had to guess, we think there’s a good chance we might just see it quietly replace the existing Chromecast with much noise at all. It would be nice if for some reason it didn’t need a power supply or was updated to be even smaller for the same price, but it doesn’t look like that will happen. We’ll keep an eye out for any more info on a possible updated Chromecast to launch soon.