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Google Chromecast Ultra

Google Chromecast Ultra
alaScore 99

434 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 434 reviews of Google Chromecast Ultra. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The price is also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers the Google Chromecast Ultra is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Stephen Lambrechts Nick Pino (techradar.com)

Chromecast Ultra review

 

Google's micro streamer makes the jump from 1080p to 4K HDR

Cheap, effective 4K, HDR streaming ; Built-in ethernet adapter ; Google Home integration

No native Amazon Video support ; No remote control ; It’d be easier to navigate with an interface

There’s almost no refuting it: Chromecast Ultra offers one of the best values for streaming video devices for 4K TV owners. There’s not as much benefit for the 1080p crowd, but if you’re looking for powerful, fast streaming in a device the size of a...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Ced Yuen (trustedreviews.com)

Chromecast Ultra

 

Google Chromecast Ultra review: The latest Chromecast works a treat with 4K and HDR, but doesn't offer enough to justify the higher price.

4K and HDR compatible ; Casting is easy ; Easy to set up

No Amazon Video ; Mains adaptor mandatory ; Expensive for what it is

The latest Chromecast works a treat with 4K and HDR, but it’s a little pointless.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (expertreviews.co.uk)

Chromecast Ultra review: Do you really need this streamer?

 

Cheap and beautifully easy to use, but currently the Chromecast Ultra is largely redundant

Reasonably priced ; Optional Ethernet connectivity

Must be plugged into the mains ; No support for Amazon Video

Couple that with a price that's more than double the Full HD Chromecast and it's no longer a purchase you can make without thinking. The £30 Chromecast 2 pulls that feat off magnificently, as does the Chromecast Audio, but the Ultra? I think I’ll pass...

Jan, 2017

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by: Henry Burrell (techadvisor.co.uk)

Google Chromecast Ultra review

 

If you have invested in services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video or Spotify, then a Chromecast is a great way to get content onto your TV. If that TV is 4K, then the Chromecast Ultra can carry this high definition quality from your phone, tablet or...

If you have a 4K TV and a Netflix subscription, the Chromecast Ultra is worth the £69 asking price. The fact it is so easy to use and works best with the Google Home app means you can easily throw it in a bag and use it on different TVs wherever you...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Google Chromecast Ultra review

 

There's a new 4K Chromecast in town, but the results are mixed...

4K HDR support ; Intuitive and easy to use ; Fast and stable streaming ; Plenty of content

Lacks Amazon Video app ; Lip-syncing issues ; Needs constant mains power ; Double the price of the standard one

Limited 4K apps and a high price make the Chromecast Ultra a difficult product to recommend

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Google Chromecast Ultra review

 

A 4K streaming stick for people who don't really need one

Simple to set up ; Effortless 4K streaming ; Casting Chrome tabs to a TV is handy

Most TVs have in-built 4K streaming ; Missing Amazon Instant Video ; Expensive

As well as it works, 4K TV owners just don't need the Chromecast Ultra

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Welch (theverge.com)

Roku and Chromecast come with 4K now, but you don't need them yet

 

The built-in apps on most Ultra HD TVs are good enough for now

4K looks great ; Ethernet is an option if your Wi-Fi is bad ; Can mirror Chrome and your Android phone

No Amazon Video ; You’ve got to find the content yourself ; Should probably have an actual interface at this point

The built-in apps on most Ultra HD TVs are good enough — for now

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Jared Newman (techhive.com)

Chromecast Ultra review: 4K HDR streaming with no frills

 

Google's Chromecast Ultra quadruples the pixels for double the money, but it lacks the bells and whistles of other high-end steaming devices.

Google Cast technology fundamentally works well ; Low entry price for 4K HDR streaming ; Ethernet and speed boost are welcome improvements

Short on convenience features like private listening, captive portal, and consistent playback controls ; Google Home app needs streamlining and easier access to 4K content ; Lack of Amazon Video support hampers an already-limited 4K content selection

I have a soft spot for Chromecast because the core Google Cast technology is so elegant. Launching a video from your phone or tablet has worked flawlessly from day one, and compared to , Google’s second-screen approach has fewer compromises. You can...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Chromecast Ultra review: Better video quality comes at a cost

 

The Chromecast Ultra does exactly what it promises to do: reliably stream 4K HDR video to compatible TVs. But the marginal increase in quality, coupled with a dearth of 4K content, means the device is hardly a must-buy.

Simple setup and easy to use ; Excellent video quality ; 4K streaming works great over WiFi and Ethernet ; Compatible with most popular streaming services

Marginal video quality improvement over 1080p streaming devices ; Limited 4K content selection at launch ; Twice as expensive as the regular Chromecast ; No remote ; No Amazon Instant Video support

Google's original $35 Chromecast is so useful and so cheap that it was almost a no-brainer. At double the price, I can't quite say the same about the Chromecast Ultra. It works as promised, but the dearth of 4K content makes me hesitant to recommend...

Nov, 2016

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Ryan Waniata (digitaltrends.com)

Google Chromecast Ultra review

 

Google's Chromecast Ultra is a slick and simple way to serve up tons of 4K Ultra HD content in glistening HDR.

Simple and affordable 4K streaming ; Widest HDR support available ; Intuitive interface and setup ; Supports YouTube HDR ; Dual-band Wi-Fi and Ethernet for strong connection

Cross platform search still mediocre ; No Amazon video

Google’s Chromecast Ultra is a slick and simple way to serve up 4K Ultra HD content, including the addition of HDR in both major formats. The latter feature is a significant upgrade that could pay dividends over 4K streamers without HDR, such as the...

Nov, 2016