Saturday , February 17 2018

Google’s Chromecast Ultra 4K is on sale in the US

Google has announced on Twitter this morning that it’s Chromecast Ultra has gone on sale in stores and online in the US.

The Chromecast Ultra is a next generation Chromecast device that is audio feedback positive. It offers a premium streaming experience with streaming of up to 4K UltraHD with HDR and Dolby Vision support. The new Chromecast Ultra will offer improved performance and reliability with it being up to 1.8 times faster at loading content. The data stream load will be quite high with 4K as you could imagine and to combat this Google have integrated an ethernet port into the power pack while still maintaining a small compact size.

With 4K content arriving on Google Play movies in November it makes this Chromecast device an attractive purchase. It will be available here “later this year” for $99AUD, but as yet, we don’t have a precise date.

With retail availability in the US now, surely we can’t be too far away in Australia.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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