The Chromecast with Google TV, which was released last year, is getting a new April update from Google. It’s a big upgrade for a streaming system introducing a lot of new features.
It makes it possible for you to go a little further into video settings than before after installation of the latest app and then restart your Chromecast.
You can now choose your favourite dynamic range format in the latest “advanced video controls” section of settings. If you want to keep it there, you can use Dolby Vision, HDR, or even SDR. This menu also allows you to manually switch between a variety of resolutions and refresh rates.
Google claims that this update enhances the Wi-Fi capacity of the Chromecast with Google TV on 5GHz networks and mesh systems.
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– Settings for granular HDR formats, resolution/refresh rate, and colour formats in Advanced Video Controls
– Improvements to HDMI hotplug, allowing your Chromecast to detect the best TV settings available.
– Some apps’ Bluetooth audio stuttering has been improved.
– Wi-Fi 5Ghz and Mesh Network Enhancements
– In settings, HDMI-CEC can now be programmed to switch on/off just the TV.
– Android security patch level updated to April 2021
Recently, the Chromecast with Google TV received HDR10+ certification. As a result, if you find content on Amazon Prime Video that streams in HDR, it should soon be enabled on Google’s streaming device.