Chromecast with Google TV owners can install a brand new update from Mountain View. This week Chromecast reported with Google TV users that a new firmware update can be installed – QTS1.210311.005. This latest patch, originally highlighted in a post on Reddit, weighs 166MB and brings security fixes as well as some new Chromecast features.
The most famous addition with the latest Chromecast with Google TV update are the new settings for advanced video control.
If you have an HDR television this feature is perfect for you as you can manually switch between Dolby Vision or HDR as well as SDR.
Chromecast with Google TV users can then further analyze the desired resolution and frame rate. 4K TV users can choose between 60 Hz, 50 Hz, 30 Hz, 25 Hz, 24 Hz, or SMTP rates.
If you’d rather do Chromecast with Google TV, the latest update brings improvements to the HDMI hot plug to find the best TV settings available.
Elsewhere, the latest Chromecast update brings fixes for Bluetooth audio issues as well as the latest security fixes.
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Here is a full list of the changelog for the latest Chomecast with Google TV update …
• Advanced video control settings for detailed HDR formats, resolution / refresh rate and color formats
• Improvements to the HDMI hot plug to allow your Chromecast to recognize the best TV settings available
• Wi-Fi improvements for 5 GHz and mesh networks
• Improvements to stuttering Bluetooth audio in some apps
• HDMI-CEC can now be configured so that only the TV is switched on and off in the settings
• Security update: Android security patch level until April 2021
Google gradually started rolling out the latest Chromecast with Google TV update earlier this week.
The new update will be released after the Chromecast with Google TV received certification for HDR10 + this week as well.
So if you have a 4K TV that supports this format, as well as an Amazon Prime Video membership, you can stream and enjoy the service’s HDR10 + offerings on Chromecast.
Prime Video shows that support HDR10 + include The Grand Tour, Bosch, Fleabag, and more.
Announcing the news, Google’s Matt Frost said, “Google is excited to join the growing number of companies introducing HDR10 + and partnering with HDR + Technologies LLC.
“We believe HDR10 + will be a key element for Chromecast with Google TV and other platforms and look forward to helping our various partners across the industry achieve a great HDR experience.”