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Google's new Chromecast Ultra streams 4K, HDR and Dolby Vision

By James Lu - on 5 Oct 2016, 1:30am

Google's new Chromecast Ultra streams 4K, HDR and Dolby Vision

Google has just announced the next generation of its popular streaming device, the Chromecast Ultra. The Ultra supports 4K resolutions and will be able to stream 4K content from YouTube, Netflex and Vudu at launch, with Google Play Movies coming later in the year. The device also supports HDR and Dolby Vision.

Google says the Ultra is its fastest Chromecast yet, and will load videos 1.8 times faster than the standard Chromecast, thanks to improved Wi-Fi connectivity. The Chomecast Ultra also has a built-in Ethernet port in the power adapter just in case your WiFi connection can't handle a 4K stream.

Design-wise, the Ultra looks just like the older Chromecast, with a circular disc design. It now has a 'G' logo on it instead of the old Chrome badge.

The Chromecast Ultra launches in November for US$69 (~S$95), which makes it quite a bit more expensive than the older Chromecast.