Chromecast Ultra Stories December 3, 2021

Since the start of this year, Google has been testing a new YouTube app/experience for the regular Chromecast. The new YouTube Cast app looks to be widely rolled out for the 3rd-gen Chromecast and Ultra this week.

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Chromecast Ultra Stories February 11, 2021

If you are looking to improve your home media setup and want a streaming stick or dongle, then you’ll no doubt be aware of the Chromecast series of devices, but which is right for you? Let’s simplify with our easy-to-follow Chromecast Buyer’s Guide for 2021.

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Chromecast Ultra Stories December 11, 2020

Google is giving away a free Stadia Premiere Edition bundle, including a Chromecast Ultra and a Stadia Controller, with every pre-order of Cyberpunk 2077 to ensure players have the best possible experience.

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Chromecast Ultra Stories September 30, 2020

Seven years after the original, there’s a new Chromecast on the market that finally fulfills a request people have had since the original by adding a remote. So, does that mean the $30 Chromecast will be discontinued? Nope — it’s sticking around!

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Chromecast Ultra Stories July 10, 2020

How to reset a Google Chromecast

Google’s Chromecast streamer is a pretty easy way to get content up on the big screen, but running into errors can sometimes require a quick reset. Here’s how to fully reset every type of Chromecast.

Chromecast Ultra Stories March 6, 2020

Google Stadia is still in its early days, but Google isn’t being shy about making potential customers aware of the service. Now, Google is offering up free Stadia Pro trials to Chromecast Ultra buyers.

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Chromecast Ultra Stories December 18, 2019

All Chromecast Ultras now support Google Stadia

Following the addition of three more games, Google announced today that all existing Chromecast Ultras now support Stadia. This furthers multi-screen gameplay, but more importantly, allows those with Buddy Passes to just purchase a Stadia Controller.

Chromecast Ultra Stories November 27, 2019

Chromecast Ultra can enable your TV’s game mode to reduce Stadia latency

There are a number of steps to streamline your home setup for Stadia. On televisions, enabling game mode works to reduce latency, and Google is now rolling out a Chromecast Ultra setting to automatically turn on that optimization.

Chromecast Ultra Stories November 21, 2019

How to hide (or show) the ‘Stadia Controller’ pairing menu on Chromecast Ultra

Google’s Chromecast Ultra is currently the only way to play Stadia on a TV, but not everyone wants to do that. If the Stadia Controller pairing screen is appearing on your Chromecast Ultra, here’s how to turn it off.

Since all of Google Stadia’s power is up in the cloud it can run on even super low-end hardware including Google’s Chromecast streaming dongle. However, some early Stadia players are reporting that their Chromecast Ultra units are overheating to the point of turning off while playing games.

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Chromecast Ultra Stories November 15, 2019

Wednesday’s Stadia AMA confirmed that you’d need to use the Chromecast Ultra included with Founder’s Edition on day one. Stadia Controller pairing this evening looks to already be available on existing streaming dongles.

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Chromecast Ultra Stories March 26, 2018

Google’s packaging changes year-by-year on its various products, but with the company’s Chromecast family, we haven’t seen a revamp in a fair bit. However, to line up with the Pixel 2 family and Pixelbook laptop, Google seems to have quietly revamped the packaging on its popular streamers.

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Chromecast Ultra Stories October 20, 2016

PSA: Daydream View VR headset and Chromecast Ultra now available for pre-order

When Google announced their brand new Pixel phones, they also unveiled the Daydream View — a VR headset that is compatible with the company’s Daydream VR platform — and the Chromecast Ultra — capable of streaming 4K content. Starting today, both products are available for pre-order.

Chromecast Ultra Stories October 5, 2016


Google yesterday announced the 4K Chromecast Ultra, a beefed-up $69 version of its ever-popular Chromecast media streaming dongle.  There isn’t really much to say with this little guy. It supports 4K, HDR 10 and Dolby Vision, it’s just a little bit faster, and Google added a ethernet port to the power adapter to make sure everything runs smoothly…

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Chromecast Ultra Stories September 26, 2016


It looks like the faucet of Google leaks is opening even wider this morning, and the latest leak is a full-size official-looking render of the previously-leaked Chromecast Ultra straight from the man Evan Blass himself. As you can see above, it looks a lot like the current Chromecast…

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