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Google 'interactive video streaming device' hits FCC, looks like Google Home Hub

The Google Home Hub may have landed at the FCC website, giving us a few more details about the smart display.

Published onSeptember 21, 2018

Google smart displays
  • A new Google “interactive video streaming device” has landed on the FCC website.
  • This new device is most likely the Google Home Hub smart display.
  • We’ve previously revealed that the Google Home Hub will have a $149 price tag.

The Google Home Hub is expected to be the company’s own take on a smart display. Now, an FCC listing for a Google device may have given us more information…

The listing, filed by Google, describes an “interactive video streaming device.” This sounds like any gadget with a screen and wireless connectivity, but we also have a few more details.

For one, a render of the FCC label’s location (the first image below) shows a partial view of the bottom of the device. This view seems to match up with the base seen in images previously leaked by MySmartPrice.

The filing also reveals Bluetooth/Wi-Fi functionality but no cellular connectivity, suggesting it’s definitely not a smartphone. Adding to this is an assertion in one report that the device can “only be set up in desktop orientation.”

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The Google Home Hub is expected to support video streaming, Chromecast capabilities, and the Google Assistant. Its launch would also come a while after several other Google-powered smart displays, such as the JBL Link View and Lenovo Smart Display.

As per our previous coverage, the Google device is set to land later this fall for $149. We’re looking forward to a proper reveal at the company’s October 9 event, along with the Pixel 3 series.

Would you buy a smart display? Let us know in the comments below!

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