Google reveals the Chromecast Ultra with 4K and HDR support

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Google announced the Chromecast Ultra today at a event in San Francisco alongside a whole host of other products, including the new Pixel and Pixel XL. The Chromecast Ultra is the fastest Chromecast yet, featuring all of the latest video technologies.

Details after the break.

The new Chromecast Ultra comes equipped with 4K and HDR support, meaning you’ll be able to enjoy all the 4K content available on the Web, and you won’t even need a 4K TV to go with it. Google’s Chromecast Ultra automatically optimizes your TV for the best possible picture.

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It’s an all around faster device. On top of 4K and HDR support, you also get faster overall speed as well as a whole host of Wi-Fi improvements. On top of that, if you want to skip Wi-Fi, you can opt to use the Ethernet port instead.

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With 4K, HDR and support for Dolby Vision, you’re going to get a cleaner and more crisp picture. But, what about all of the content compatible with those technologies? Google has you covered:

“At first, you’ll be able to stream 4K content from Netflix, YouTube and Vudu, and we’re working to bring more 4K and HDR content on board. Later this year, Google Play Movies & TV will be rolling out 4K content.”

The Chromecast Ultra isn’t available for pre-order. Instead, you’ll be asked to join a waitlist. The device will be out in November and will cost $69.

source: Google


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  • Richard Dennis

    Mi Box is the way to go, Supports Chromecast and is 4K/UHD Standalone and runs AndroidTV. Why would anyone pay more for less hardware.