Google is rolling out new update for Chromecast with more HDR controls and improved Wi-Fi performance
Google is rolling out another April update for the Chromecast with Google TV that launched a year ago. It’s a genuinely enormous update for a streaming device — adding up to 166MB on my Chromecast — however incorporates various improvements.
Whenever you’ve installed the new software and restarted your Chromecast, you’ll be able to dig a little deeper into video settings than was beforehand possible. In the new “advanced video controls” area of settings, you’re currently enabled to pick your favored dynamic range format. Options include Dolby Vision, HDR, or even SDR in the event that you need to keep it there. You can also manually switch to a huge load of goals at different refresh rates from this menu:
- 4K (60Hz/50Hz/30Hz/25Hz/24Hz/smpte)
- 1080p (60Hz/50Hz/24Hz)
- 720p (60Hz/50Hz)
- 1080i (60Hz/50Hz)
- 576p (50Hz)
- 480p (60Hz)
Except if you have a valid justification to roll out an improvement, they do keep it at whatever Chromecast selects as the default: that was 4K 60Hz for their case. Google says this update also improves the Chromecast with Google TV’s Wi-Fi performance on 5GHz networks and mesh systems. For the full list of improvements, see below. They are actually trusting that a way will clear the “continue watching” row, where shows and movies can here and there stall out — even after you’ve completed the finished streaming them.
- Advanced Video Controls setting for granular HDR designs, resolution/refresh rate, and color formats
- HDMI hotplug improvements assisting your Chromecast with detect the best TV Settings available
- Wi-Fi Improvements for 5Ghz and Mesh networks
- Bluetooth Audio stuttering improvements in some Apps
- HDMI-CEC can now be configured to turn on/off only the TV in settings
- Security update: Android security patch level to April 2021
Separate from this software update, the Chromecast with Google TV additionally as of late got certification for HDR10+. So in the event that you run over content on Amazon Prime Video that transfers in that streams of HDR, it ought to before long be supported on Google’s streaming gadget.