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Google Chromecast Ultra

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80 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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The Chromecast Ultra does exactly what it promises to do: reliably stream 4K HDR video to compatible TVs. But the marginal increase in quality, coupled with a dearth of 4K content, means the device is hardly a must-buy.

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Pros
  • Simple setup and easy to use
  • Excellent video quality
  • 4K streaming works great over WiFi and Ethernet
  • Compatible with most popular streaming services
Cons
  • Marginal video quality improvement over 1080p streaming devices
  • Limited 4K content selection at launch
  • Twice as expensive as the regular Chromecast
  • No remote
  • No Amazon Instant Video support

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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Audio / video player
Video services
Netflix, Amazon, Youtube, Other
Audio services
Pandora, Other
Video outputs
HDMI
WiFi
Yes
Type
Video services
Audio services
Video outputs
WiFi
Audio / video player
Netflix, Amazon, Youtube, Other
Pandora, Other
HDMI
Yes

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80 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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