Gadget Alert: Chromecast Ultra

In this day and age, technology has become a crutch to an average person’s life. People are becoming more reliant on their mobile devices, and their dependence on the internet to know what’s going on in the world. Because of this, industries are using the latest technologies to create new ways to improve even the simplest of actions.

One example is how the television is used today compared to 60 years ago. Back then, televisions were much simpler and needed cable or a strong signal to get any picture out. However, today’s TVs are built with all kinds of features, including:

  • Built-in Ethernet ports
  • 200+ channels
  • Recording programs
  • 4K resolution support

Although modern televisions are a far cry to what they were in the 50s, companies like Google continue to push its limits even further. Now, you can enjoy streaming your favorite shows online, as well as get crisper color and graphics with casting devices like the Chromecast Ultra.

What’s a Chromecast Ultra?

The Chromecast Ultra is Google’s latest addition to its casting device arsenal. It’s the better, pricier version of its predecessor (the Chromecast) and for good reason. Chromecast Ultra may look similar to the Chromecast, but it supports 4K resolution Ultra HD – hence the “Ultra” in its name. It also supports HDR. Take note that you don’t need to have an HDR TV to use it. The Chromecast Ultra just gives you that option if your TV has that ability.

Another noticeable difference between the Google Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra is that the latter has a wired Ethernet port in its AC adapter. This means it can support Wi-Fi, wireless, and wired internet connections. This Ethernet port also comes in handy if you’re watching in 4K, which requires a lot of bandwidth.

Is Google’s Chromecast Ultra for Me?

Essentially, the Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra works the same. They both give you the ability to stream your shows and music through your television easily. They can also be placed behind your TV, so as not to obstruct your view. They give you control over what you watch using your mobile devices. However, the Chromecast Ultra might be the better choice if you have the following:

  • A TV that supports 4K and HDR
  • Enough 4K videos in your streaming library
  • Built-in TV streaming apps that have 4K options (e.g. Netflix, YouTube, and Hulu)

The Chromecast Ultra is definitely a cool addition that improves the graphics, picture, and color of your TV. However, if your TV can’t use many of its features, consider looking at other casting devices before dropping $70.00 for this product.

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