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Google Chromecast Ultra (2016)

Google Chromecast Ultra (2016)
alaScore 94

666 reviews

May, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 666 reviews of Google Chromecast Ultra (2016). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the video and design. The reliability and size are also mentioned favorably. The remote control and price get negative views.

usability, size, reliability, design, video

price, remote control

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Google Chromecast Ultra (2016) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Ced Yuen (

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 : Stephen Lambrechts Nick Pino (

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...

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

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 : What Hi-Fi? (

Google Chromecast review


An absolute bargain, and a neat and effective way to make your TV smarter

Innovative Takes up next-to-no space Simple and intuitive Slick operation App support is increasing

Could do with more apps

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

Google Chromecast Ultra review: 4K casting is perfect... yet pointless


Chromecast Ultra is an easy and predictable upgrade and a device that makes complete sense supporting the latest formats for video streaming

Ultra HD ; HDR and Dolby Vision support ; Ethernet connection ; Simple ; Fast ; Easy to use ; Affordable

Your smart TV probably offers all these features already ; Needs a consistent method for confirming the quality you're viewing

Chromecast Ultra is an easy and predictable upgrade and a device that makes complete sense supporting the latest formats for video streaming to your TV. However, unlike the previous two Chromecasts that plugged a gap in your TV's skills, the Chromecast...

Oct, 2019

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Expert review by : Henry Burrell (

Google Chromecast Ultra


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...

Nov, 2019

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Google Chromecast Ultra review: Save cash on this 4K media streamer


We go hands on with Google's media streamer, the 4K-enabled Chromecast Ultra, which just got a tad cheaper

Available in November for £69, Chromecast Ultra is far more expensive than a Now TV box, so we'll have to wait and see how it fares once we get one in for review. I'll be updating this article as soon as we have our final verdict on Chromecast Ultra,...

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (

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

I like – no, I love – Google’s Chromecast devices. They’re simple to use, a doddle to set up and they work beautifully well, but the Chromecast Ultra is the first one I’ve had to pause and think hard about recommending, and that’s nothing to do with...

Jan, 2017

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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 : Rasmus Larsen (

Chromecast Ultra review


3rd-gen Chromecast - now with 4K, HDR, Dolby Vision & 2x price. We have used it for 6 months and in this review you can read about what we have learned

Still affordable ; 4K, HDR10 & Dolby Vision ; Supported by most services ; Improved design/connection

Slow to load (no Fast Play yet) ; No user interface ; Amazon not yet supported ; No 24Hz support

Jun, 2017

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