Google announces Chromecast Ultra which supports 4K streaming

Chromecast Ultra will start selling from November at $69 (approx Rs 4,600) and it is expected to be released in 16 countries globally.


Chromecast has been a popular Google device since its first generation. With the latest Chromecast Ultra, Google has decided to go all out and enable 4K streaming. Chromecast Ultra will also support HDR and Dolby Vision.

Chromecast Ultra will start selling from November at $69 (approx Rs 4,600) and it is expected to be released in 16 countries globally. It's not known if India is in that list of countries.

Apps supported for 4K content include Netflix, Vudu, YouTube's 4K channels and even Google Play Movies & TV are expected to get 4K content in November. Here is complete list of apps supported.

Chromecast Ultra is around 1.8x faster than standard Chromecast, in terms of loading content due to improved Wi-Fi connectivity says Google. It also comes with an ethernet port which is integrated into the power adapter making is simple to connect to.

You can mirror content from your phones or laptops and it is also expected to work with Google Home when it is released.

The Chromecast Ultra continues with its circular design, and it now has a magnetic back where the HDMI cable of the Ultra attaches itself when not in use. It comes with a piano black finish with a prominent G logo instead of the Chrome branding.

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