One of many best TV streaming devices simply received a tiny bit higher. Google is rolling out an replace to the Google Chromecast with Google TV providing you with extra management over image settings, together with HDR, The Verge reports.
Obtain the replace and restart the machine, and you will find a brand new “superior video controls” sub-menu within the settings. Right here you’ll tinker with all kinds of settings, together with setting your most well-liked HDR setting, whether or not that be Dolby Vision, HDR or compelled SDR.
Because the Chromecast with Google TV does dynamic vary matching (assuming you’ve got chosen that possibility) this new possibility will not be massively helpful to most individuals, however these with lower-end HDR TVs might discover that forcing SDR provides them higher general efficiency.
You possibly can manually change to a special decision at numerous refresh charges, too. These embrace: 4K (60Hz / 50Hz / 30Hz/ 25Hz / 24Hz / smpte); 1080p (60Hz / 50Hz / 24Hz); 720p (60Hz / 50Hz); 1080i (60Hz / 50Hz); 576p (50Hz); and 480p (60Hz). Actually, although, you ought to be tremendous with the setting the Chromecast has picked for you – one thing that it ought to now be even higher at doing, because of the brand new replace.
It will get higher on the audio aspect too, with Bluetooth audio stuttering diminished on sure apps.
Its wi-fi efficiency must be improved on 5GHz and mesh networks, whereas HDMI-CEC can now be configured to activate/off solely the TV. Lastly, a safety replace ought to present peace of thoughts.
A few issues are lacking from this replace, although – the lately promised HDR10+ help, and an possibility for the machine to mechanically match the body price of the content material being performed. Till a ‘match body price’ possibility is added, some content material can stutter a little bit bit.
That stated, the Google Chromecast with Google TV is already top-of-the-line streamers round, incomes 5 stars in our overview. However it’s up in opposition to some stiff competitors from Amazon’s Fire TV streamers and the new Apple TV 4K.
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