Google’s new Chromecast Ultra just started shipping a few days ago, and it’s the first upgrade to Chromecast since Google released the Chromecast 2 model back in 2013. The new Chromecast Ultra is priced at $69, which is $35 more expensive than its predecessor was worth in 2013. The new Google gadget allows the user to stream 4K and HDR video on 4K TV displays.
The Chromecast Ultra has had its design changed significantly. The old device had a Frisbee looking Chrome logo on it, but this new one has a sleeker “G” logo. The second feature that catches the eye is the Ethernet port. This is a great addition because on the older model the user had to buy an adapter to use a stable Ethernet cable.
Even if the gadget is 4K compatible, customers should take note that there isn’t that much 4K content out there, at least for the moment. The 4K market is still fresh right now, but 4K videos seem to be the new trend, and we can expect content producers to up their game and start producing more 4K content.
We have taken a look at all the reviews surrounding the new Google gadget and we can clearly see that there isn’t any big difference. Both the Chromecast Ultra and its predecessor Chromecast 2 present the same quality video, with only minor differences. The Chrome Ultra seems to run videos a bit more smoother, and videos do load faster, but that’s about it.
This seems like a great opportunity for owners of Google’s Chromecast original mode to upgrade their device. Owners of Google’s Chromecast 2 might not have to upgrade their gadgets since the video quality seems to be same with both the products, the only important difference is that the new version of Chromecast loads videos faster, but that’s about it.