If you’re a fan of the original Google Chromecast, then you most likely now that the Google Chromecast Ultra is also a thing now. Even at first glance, the price difference between the two devices is considerable: the original Chromecast costs 35 dollars (as per Best Buy pricing), while its Ultra sibling is almost double the price, namely a whopping 69 dollars at Best Buy.
We understand that the Ultra in the name implies that there are some premium features with it, but is the doubled up price justifiable? What is the big difference between the original Google Chromecast and the Google Chromecast Ultra? Let’s find out.
Ultra HD and More
The main element that justifies the more considerable and honestly quite spicy price tag of the Google Chromecast Ultra is its ultra high definition technology, which is commonly known as 4K or UHD. This means that you can stream stuff on the Chromecast Ultra at a whopping resolution of 3840 by 2160. The original Chromecast achieves a mere 1920 by 1080 in pixel resolution, which is still good, but not as impressive of course.
On top of that, the Google Chromecast Ultra also supports HDR videos. HDR stands for high dynamic range, and you might be familiar with the technology if you own a smartphone with a more advanced rear camera. HDR images have more pixels than standard ones, and the pixels also cover more bases. So HDR isn’t only richer in pixels, but its pixels are better.
And moreover, the Chromecast Ultra is also incredibly fast, way faster than the original Chromecast. This goes to show that the ‘ultra’ denomination also applies to its load times. All in all, there are quite a few features that place the Google Chromeacast Ultra over the original variant, so the price is perfectly justified.