Chromecast Ultra Review

In the years since, we've seen Google update its hardware with new electronics and a more installation-friendly form factor, as well as introducing a special music-only Chromecast for audiophiles. But maybe the biggest upgrade landed last fall, as Google prepared its streaming solution for the next generation of hi-res screens with the launch of the Chromecast Ultra.
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13 Comments

1. Metropolis75

Posts: 197; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

How do you post a review this long after the product comes out and aren't able to review it on a 4K TV? Doesn't one of your other editors have a 4K TV? I mean it is the main selling point of the Ultra.

3. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

"Sadly, our Chromecast Ultra review unit didn't arrive with a shiny new 4K HDR-ready television bundled in the box, so we were unable to try out that new support for ourselves." LOL - review fail.

10. sgodsell

Posts: 7531; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The Chromecast ultra came out last year in North America back in August 2016. What gives with PhoneArena doing a review now? Talk about being late.

7. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Yeah, this kinda seems.......odd? to say the least.

2. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

My og chromecast keeps disconnecting while streaming at times

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

unplug it and let it restart. fixes it most of the time. or it might be time to upgrade.

4. Skimshaddy

Posts: 126; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

Amazon FireTV works better.

6. rshanberg unregistered

Next, we need a comparison review with a Fire TV stick.

12. Metropolis75

Posts: 197; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Only if it's done by Gary Busey.

8. airstream25

Posts: 33; Member since: Jun 18, 2011

Many Samsung smart TVs only support UHD and HDR on HDMI-1 but not on the other HDMI ports. Seems like this would defeat the value of ChromeCast Ultra for anyone that has a service provider set top box plugged into HDMI-1.

9. scarface21173

Posts: 701; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Chromecast brilliant piece of tech.

11. cwilli319

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 12, 2016

Major fail for not testing it on a 4k tv..... really? You couldn't find one? A quick fb post probably would've produced a volunteer.

13. schinnak

Posts: 116; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

4K Tvs these days have great UIs, smart TV features and all the apps you need to stream 4K HDR contents. Why would anyone buy this today for their 4K sets?
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