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 Notably different is the lack of a Google Chrome logo, which has been replaced by Google’s “G” logo.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.
I would not get this since you still need a mobile or tablet device and you have no remote. Also the Xiaomi Mi Box is around the same price but it comes with full Android TV with casting and 4K support.
I will most likely get the Xiaomi Box.
Agreed. Google will sell some, but the Mibox being at $69 probably just made the CC-Ultra Dead-On-Arrival…least to most tech enthusiasts.
Google would’ve been (or maybe they still will be?) smart to turn the new Chromecast into an Android TV dongle.
I was kind of thinking that as well at that price, let those cast that want to cast those that want a full TV experience user it as a Android TV. I guess you are limited to the amount of RAM and the CPU that you can put in such a small thing.
Nasty product without remote. I don’t know who perceived this device without remote. I don’t want to be on my phone after all day spending with phone and then for TV.
Also casting drains my phone and tablet device despite what the reviewers say it does not. It does. For example casting PSVue form my phone drained the battery about 5% in less than 30 minutes and don’t get me started on the Chromecast audio a so called replacement to Bluetooth which drains the battery more than Bluetooth.
I almost already regret paying 35 for the new Chromecast that came out before, and this doesn’t seem to be that much better. The only person I know that has a 4K TV has built in screen mirroring and streaming apps in the TV itself. And I can’t really see myself using something to deliver 4k that doesn’t use ethernet.
I regent buying the newest Chromecast and there newest POS Chromecast audio after listening to the hype that it is so much better. I will not buy this new dongle. The original Chromecast which has a much better design is just as fast as long as you use the Ethernet adapter. The audio drains battery life on my mobile device despite the lies saying it does not. The worst being a wakelock drain after forcing a reboot on my mobile device.