One day after we got an early look at the Chromecast with Google TV packaging, we're now getting a peek inside the box.
A lucky Reddit user managed to get hold of Google's unannounced Chromecast with Google TV and unboxed it for us. The Chromecast itself looks about like we expected, shaped like a white pebble with a short HDMI cable coming out one end.
Also inside the box is a matching white power adapter, USB-C cable, a remote, and two AAA batteries for that remote.
There's an instruction manual that confirms what all the buttons on the remote do, like the Google Assistant button and the round navigation d-pad up top with a select button in the middle. There are Back, Home, and Mute buttons, too, along with two dedicated app buttons. Near the bottom are TV power and input buttons for controlling your TV set, a microphone, and an LED that'll turn solid when the microphone is activated.
After seeing this Chromecast with Google TV in leaked renders, it's nice to finally see the actual device in the flesh. Its size definitely helps it fit in with the Chromecast family, but unlike previous Chromecast devices, this one is going to run Android TV. And if the rumored price of $49.99 holds true, this could be a great option for folks who want to add some Android TV smarts to their TV on the cheap.
It's expected that Google will officially introduce this Chromecast with Google TV on September 30 along with a new Nest Audio smart speaker, the Pixel 5, and the Pixel 4a 5G. So stay tuned.