Google updates most recent Chromecast with more HDR controls and improved Wi-Fi performance
- April 30, 2021
Google is carrying out another April update for the Chromecast with Google TV that launched a year ago. It’s a genuinely huge update for a streaming gadget — adding up to 166MB on Chromecast — yet incorporates various enhancements.
Whenever you’ve installed the new software and restarted your Chromecast, you’ll have the option to dive somewhat deeper into video settings than was beforehand conceivable. In the new “advanced video controls” area of settings, you’re currently enabled to pick your favored dynamic range format. Alternatives incorporate Dolby Vision, HDR, or even SDR in the event that you want to keep it there. You can likewise manually switch to a huge ton of resolutions at different refresh rates from this menu:
4K (60Hz / 50Hz / 30Hz/ 25Hz / 24Hz / smpte)
1080p (60Hz / 50Hz / 24Hz)
720p (60Hz / 50Hz)
1080i (60Hz / 50Hz)
Except if you have a good reason to roll out an improvement, keep it at whatever Chromecast selects as the default: that was 4K 60Hz for situation. Google says this update additionally improves the Chromecast with Google TV’s Wi-Fi performance on 5GHz networks and mesh systems. For the full list of enhancements. actually trusting that a way will clear the “continue watching” line, where shows and films can in some cases simply stall out — even after you’ve got done with streaming them.
Separate from this software update, the Chromecast with Google TV likewise as of late got certification for HDR10+. So on the off chance that you go over content on Amazon Prime Video that streams in that organization of HDR, it ought to before long be supported on Google’s streaming device.