For those of you fans of an ultra-affordable 4K content consumption, well, the Chromecast has just grown up in many ways to become that product. The Chromecast has historically proven that you don’t need to spend more than $100 for a great content consumption experience, and it has evolved year over year to become better. Google has just announced a new Chromecast Ultra, and the boost of features is significant.
First of all it now supports HDR video, in addition Dolby Vision, and yes, all this content can play in 4K. This means that it will pull 4K video from Google Play movies when available in November, but also support existing 4K content from other sources like YouTube. It’s 1.8x faster than the previous model, and you even get an ethernet port for when connectivity is limited. Yes, all existing content that supports Google Cast will work on the new Chromecast Ultra, and about the only sad news is the growth in the price tag to $69.
You can buy your own in November.