The first one fails intermittently after approx 9 mos of continuously being powered. A third generation of the device was released in October 2018. On October 4 2016, Google announced the Chromecast Ultra, which is the latest version of Chromecast, and the first to support 4K video. Google stated that the Chromecast Ultra loads video 1. Full compatibility information is available at. Whether you're an eSports fan, a retro enthusiast or just want to watch someone beat , this is the place. Prev Page 20 of 24 Next Prev Page 20 of 24 Next 20.
His work and analysis has been seen in GamePro, Tested. I still like it but believe it could be better. That means you can bring web-based music to a host of existing but offline devices: active speakers, soundbars and integrated amplifiers, for example. This product pretty much eliminated me having to do the connecting of a bunch of cables. I am not leaving my new one plugged into power unless in use I do like the product but am somewhat disappointed at the video casting disconnects from the phone app every now and again.
Its aesthetics are sleeker and more streamlined than the Chromecast or , in the form of a simple glossy black plastic body with a small matte G for Google engraved on it. Couple that with an easy-to-understand interface and seamless Chromecast compatibility, and the Google Play app quickly becomes the best piecemeal video service on either platform. I was trying to stop using cables to hook up my laptop to my hd television. The technology isn't there yet to recreate the experience of plugging something in. Prev Page 18 of 24 Next Prev Page 18 of 24 Next 18. While load times more on network speeds than streaming hardware, the Chromecast Ultra does feel a bit peppier than the standard model.
As such, the Chromecast is not terribly useful in most hotels and universities. Prev Page 10 of 24 Next Prev Page 10 of 24 Next 10. How does it work if the game can't actually see how you're moving? Google obviously wants to bring the Chromecast more in line with other products like the , and play down the link with the Chrome browser. The second-generation Chromecast and an audio-only model called Chromecast Audio were released in September 2015. Google has definitely achieved that particular objective.
Otherwise, it does work, but it would be better for someone who has a higher data cap or no cap at all. The app will find it and walk you through connecting it to your home network. In practice it's a bit imprecise, but it's still a fantastic, fun and moderately inexpensive way to keep kids or kids at heart entertained. The device quickly sold out on , , and , and within 24 hours, the Netflix promotion was ended because of high demand. That means , for example, has a maximum quality of 320kbps. I've noticed that many of these reviewers state that when the Chromecast is connected to a HiFi system, the audio quality doesn't sound much better than the average Bluetooth speaker. The app will also be your primary way to add more than one device if, say, you buy a second Chromecast for the upstairs bedroom.
While that admonition remained in force, Chromecast-enabled applications for and were released in October 2013, and in November. While we strongly recommend using Ethernet whenever possible, we were impressed by the streaming quality of 4K video over Wi-Fi on the Chromecast Ultra. One exception to this rule is when the Chromecast mirrors your Chrome browser on your computer. Casting online content is great, quality and ease of use are flawless. More entertaining games have made their way onto the system see: Tricky Titans, Big Web Quiz and Monopoly Dash , but they're few and far between.
Google has published case studies documenting Chromecast integration by , , and Fitnet. Tidal With Spotify Connect being included in an increasing amount of speakers, Tidal users were starting to feel slightly left out when it came to getting their music streaming to speakers around the house. This is where naming your Chromecast comes in handy. Another alteration Google's designers made with the Chromecast Ultra was to introduce an Ethernet port to the charging cable that plugs into the wall. The house is now a disco. Casting your own device's screen, e. Prev Page 5 of 24 Next Prev Page 5 of 24 Next 5.
The app manages other Google Cast-supported devices, including the smart speaker. Google discontinued the device in January 2019. Prev Page 14 of 24 Next Prev Page 14 of 24 Next 14. In this case, the Chromecast is depending entirely on your computer as the source for what it displays. Google steps into the world of 4K streaming with the Chromecast Ultra. Perhaps unsurprisingly, being so big and so bright the channel offers a free app that works with Chromecast. It's silly, hokey and not overly complex, but Tricky Titans is a fun party game that will hold your attention just long enough to have a good time.
In July 2015, Google signed a deal with the to provide Chromecasts to voters to allow them to view of nominated media. Just tap that switch on the right to start getting the full experience from your Chromecast. The feature is not fully ready yet, but Google promises it will be made available with a future software update. But that was before we discovered Slacker Radio — the hip radio alternative that arguably does a better job finding music that you're going to like while sprinkling in little factoids about the songs and playlists you select. You can also see how the Chromecast Ultra stands up to its competition in.