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Google launches 4K Chromecast Ultra and 4K films on Google Play

The Chromecast Ultra will go on sale this November for £69 and is the first 4K streamer to support both Dolby Vision and HDR.

The new Chromecast sports the same puck-shaped design as the Chromecast Audio (£30) and the latest Chromecast video streamer (£30), and comes with an attached HDMI cable.

As rumoured, the Ultra adds support for 4K Ultra HD content and promises to be the "fastest, most reliable" Chromecast device yet, for more stable streaming.

The Chromecast Ultra will stream HD or 4K video from Netflix, YouTube and Vudu (US-only) at launch.

Google also revealed it will be offering 4K films via Google Play Movies from November, boosting the amount of 4K content available.

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Joe Cox

Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys mixing vinyl and cycling.