Google's New 4K Streaming Device - Google Chromecast Ultra
Along with its two new Pixel smartphones, Google announced a couple of other devices. One of them being the "Google Chromecast Ultra". It is a 4K version of its very popular streaming device Google Chromecast. The Chromecast Ultra will be able to stream 4K content from YouTube, Netflix and Vudu whereas films from Google Play Movies will gain support in November. Ultra also supports HDR content — both HDR10 and Dolby Vision formats.
In terms of looks, Ultra is very similar to its predecessor. It has a flat hockey puck design with the " G" logo instead of the Chrome badge, and a small attached HDMI cord so the device can easily hide behind your TV. The Chromecast can too mirror content from your Android phone and laptop, and it will work in concert with Google Home once it’s released.
Google claims the Ultra is its fastest Chromecast, whether if you have a 4K TV or not. It loads videos 1.8 times faster than the standard Chromecast, thanks to improved Wi-Fi connectivity. An Ethernet port on the power adapter is also included along with the Chromecast Ultra for users whose Wi-Fi connections may not be able to handle 4K streams.
Price wise the Ultra will cost you double the price of its predecessor - $69 in the US. The Chromecast Ultra will be released in November in the US and 15 countries around the world.