If that sounds at all familiar, that’s likely because most of its rivals already include a similar remote. From the Roku Streaming Stick, to the Nvidia Shield, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV Stick, these all ship with remotes with directional pads for easier navigation and accurate microphones to bring voice control capabilities to make it easier to find your next binge-watch.
According to the leaked images published by XDA Developers, Google looks to opt for a friendly-looking pendant that hangs from the HDMI port at the back of your television. Following the recent move to rebrand its Google Home connected home devices under the new Google Nest branding, it seems the Chromecast successor will also be branded under the Google Nest name too.
What that final product name will be is anyone’s guess. At the moment, the device is only identified by its codename – Sabrina.