Target wants go get a piece of the Prime Day buzz, so they’re putting a few things on sale as well this week. Most notable right now is the Chromecast Ultra which just went on sale for $49.99. One key advantage it has is that it is one of the very few devices that supports both Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos surround sound. I don’t keep track of Chromecast pricing as closely as I do Amazon devices, but I believe this is the lowest price the Ultra has ever been. If you don’t care about 4K or HDR, Target also has the regular Chromecast on sale for $25.00, which is $10 off the regular price. If you use a Target RED card, you’ll receive an extra 5% off of each of these prices. I’ll be posting all the best Prime Day deals as thy go live, so be sure to check back often during the next couple of days.
Amazon has re-listed the Google Chromecast and the Apple TV, as first spotted by CNET. This is significant since Amazon removed both devices from their website two years ago after being unhappy with the state of Amazon Video on both platforms. This should relieve tension between Amazon, Google, and Apple, which may be the first step to avoiding the upcoming ban of YouTube on the Fire TV by Google. Read more ›
Google is expected to reveal the first 4K capable Chromecast next month, among other devices, at their October 4th media event. The Chromecast Ultra, which is what it will reportedly be called, will look nearly identical to the existing Chromecast if the above image uncovered by VentureBeat is accurate. Notably different is the lack of a Google Chrome logo, which has been replaced by Google’s “G” logo.
The Chromecast Ultra is expected to be priced at $69, which many believe may leave it dead in the water, since a device like the Xiaomi Mi Box is available for the same price, also acts as a 4K Google Cast receiver, and does so much more with its dedicated physical remote control and Android TV interface. We’ll have to wait until next week to see if Google has anything new up its sleeve to justify the Chromecast Ultra’s price.