The Google event recently did not only announce the new Google Pixel and Pixel XL, they also announced the Chromecast Ultra! An awesome streaming device that supports 4K and HDR. This new streaming device will allow the user to stream 4K and HDR content from Netflix, YouTube, Vudu, and possibly more. Plus there will also be support for streaming films from Google Play Movies by November. As for HDR support, the Chromecast Ultra will be able to support both Dolby Vision and HDR10 formats.
The great thing about the Chromecast Ultra is that it is the fastest chromecast and it does not require the user to actually own a 4K television set for it to flaunt all its great features. It is said that the Chromecast Ultra can buffer videos up to 1.8 times faster than a regular Chromecast device. This is because of the effort put in to improve the Wi-Fi connectivity for the Chromecast Ultra. The company behind this new streaming device has also included an Ethernet port on the power adapter to support those users whose Wi-Fi connections are not able to handle streams in 4K.
In terms of design, the Chromecast Ultra sports quite a similar physique as compared to the standard Chromecast. It looks like a fat hockey puck with a “G” logo inscribed on it rather than the Chrome badge. There is also an attached HDMI cord in order to make the device easy to hide behind the television set that it will be attached to. Moreover, users will still be able to mirror content from an Android phone are a laptop. The Chromecast Ultra will be able to work well with the new Google Home once both are released as well.
The Chromecast Ultra will be available in November and will be twice the price of the standard chromecast, with a tag of $69.