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Google Chromecast TV stick gets update

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An update is ready for the Google Chromecast TV stick released a few months ago; among other things, it should provide better 4K compatibility.

The Google Chromecast TV stick has received (or is about to receive) a major system update. Among other things, this should provide improved support for 4K televisions, including Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital Plus passthrough.

There is also good news for those who received an error message regarding corrupt data on their stick (which unfortunately required a complete reset): after the update, this problem is solved and you are no longer at risk.

It is also striking that the Apple TV app announced and promised by Google is still not available after this update. Yet the manufacturer still promises that this “sometime in early 2021” will appear. So, wait and see for the fans.

Affordable

The Google Chromecast TV stick costs €70 in Europe, a pittance for a complete video streaming solution. The included mini remote control allows you to operate the whole thing from the comfort of your couch.

The only downside is that your viewing habits and use of the stick will of course be closely monitored by the search giant. After all, it is user data from which Google has been making money for years.

If necessary, create a special Google account for the stick and don’t use it for anything else. Now Google will undoubtedly be smart enough to recognize any other accounts of theirs from your IP address, but every little bit helps, doesn’t it?

And oh yes: the Chromecast with Google TV is not yet available in the Netherlands, but don’t worry: it is in Germany and a few other EU countries.

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