DEAL: Chromecast Ultra is $10 Off

Depending on where you shop for electronics, you may find a $10 off sale on Google’s newest Chromecast, the Chromecast Ultra. As of today, you can buy the 4K-spitting streaming device for $59, the lowest price to date that I can recall.

What makes the Ultra different from the regular Chromecast? Well, it has the capability to stream in 4K and HDR, so it’s the Chromecast that is built for the future. Assuming you own a 4K TV and want to get the most out of your streaming services as they enable 4K, this would be the Chromecast to buy.

Links: Best Buy | Google Store

Netflix and Google Photos can Now be Linked in Google Home for Future Casting

During our Google Home review, we knocked the smart home speaker over its lack of Cast-able video or multimedia content as being one of its current flaws. We’re talking about being able to send over things like Netflix shows or Google Photos albums with your voice. At launch, Google only included YouTube casting, which is fine as a fun demo, but we all know the serious additions will be when players like Netflix, Plex, and some of the TV streaming services decide to participate. If recent additions to the Google Home app are any indicator, we could be close to that happening. (more…)

Google Cast App Rebranded to Google Home, Different Icon and Everything

We hope you didn’t grow too attached to the Google Cast rebranding for the Chromecast app, as it is now going through yet another branding change. In a new update that will soon hit all users, the app’s name has been changed to Google Home, cementing its purpose as the go-to application for users of Google Cast and the soon-to-be-available Google Home device.  (more…)

Google Announces the Chromecast Ultra, 4K and HDR for $69

Announced today, the Chromecast Ultra has been made official by Google. Priced at $69, the Ultra is capable of delivering 4K streams with HDR, thanks to updated internals. Essentially, the Ultra will do everything your standard Chromecast is capable of, with exception to the high quality streaming. You can still cast YouTube videos, music, watch Netflix, and everything else.  (more…)

Here is the Chromecast Ultra, Google’s New 4K Stream Machine

October 4 is going to be a big day for both Google and tech enthusiasts. Not only are we expecting Google to show off its first Pixel phones, the Pixel and Pixel XL, we won’t be shocked if they unveil pricing and availability for Google Home, and introduce Google WiFi routers and a new Chromecast. That new Chromecast is said to be called the Chromecast Ultra and the folks at VentureBeat have given us pictures of it (above).

Ooooooh. Mmmhmmm. That’s nice.  (more…)