Why do they need a new one? All it needs to do is cast your android device to your TV. I dont think that requires a hardware overhaul. Plus i don't think they will decide to release an android tv device since nexus player was a failure and Nvidia Shield and Mi Box are the only successful aTV products.They need a new version of the Chromecast Ultra. I was in the market for a streaming device, recently, but passed right by the current, 3-year-old version.
AV standards, codecs, etc. have been changing quite a bit, lately. It predates HDMI 2.1 and I don't know if the current one supports VP9. It's certainly lacking VP1 support.Why do they need a new one? All it needs to do is cast your android device to your TV.