Google Chromecast Ultra

80

Engadget Review

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.

Chromecast Ultra review: Better video quality comes at a cost
Your 4K TV probably has many of the same apps built in anyway.
Nathan Ingraham
Nathan IngrahamNovember 16, 2016

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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Engadget

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Critics

8 reviews
50
Ars Technica
You're gonna really need to hate your 4K TV's built-in apps in order to even think about buying this thing

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Key Specs

TYPE
Audio / video player
VIDEO SERVICES
Netflix, Amazon, Youtube, Other
AUDIO SERVICES
Pandora, Other
VIDEO OUTPUTS
HDMI
WIFI
Yes

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