Google’s Chromecast was unveiled as a revolutionary device that allowed you to stream media from your phone, tablet, or laptop to your TV for the affordable price of just $35. During today’s big event in San Francisco, Google revealed that they’ve made the Chromecast even better with 4K support, calling the new addition to the Chromecast family the “Chromecast Ultra”.
Additionally, Chromecast Ultra also supports HDR and Dolby Vision, is 1.8 times faster than other Chromecasts, and supports ethernet connection for even faster high-quality streaming.
An option for 4K makes sense as popular streaming options like Netflix and Google’s own YouTube offer 4K streaming, so as long as your TV can also support 4K, then the Chromecast Ultra might be right up your alley.
The increased video quality doesn’t come free, however; Chromecast Ultra will cost $65, and will be available starting in November. Despite the price hike, the newest Chromecast addition is still quite affordable compared to the competition while still offering valuable services, and the older Chromecasts (standard and audio) will, of course, still be available.