Chromecast Ultra is dead, long live Chromecast Ultra (and this new Ethernet dongle) – Circuit Breaker

Google’s new $50 “Chromecast with Google TELEVISION” has supplanted the Chromecast Ultra in virtually every way— so you most likely will not be amazed to hear Google is getting rid of its initial 4K streaming device. The Chromecast Ultra is now out of stock at every major US seller, consisting of the Google Store, where its item page redirects to the brand-new Chromecast.

It’s not formally “stopped,” mind you: Google says it will still be available at “choose retailers,” even though we’re seeing no stock at Amazon, Best Buy, Target, Walmart, The Home Depot, Staples, etc., and although B&H Photo in fact lists it as “ceased”right now. There is still one method to buy one– since when Google revealed its 2020 Chromecast, the brand-new item seemingly left a couple of gaping holes.

As we reported earlier today, the brand-new Chromecast won’t support Google’s Stadia cloud gaming service till at some point in the very first half of next year. What are those purchasers to do? They can still purchase the $99.99 Stadia Premiere Edition, which Google validates will still include a Chromecast Ultra together with its Stadia controller.

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9to5Google reports the $30 2018 Chromecast will stick around alongside the brand-new $50 one, by the method. You will not get a bundled remote control or 4K streaming with that one, though, simply 1080p content you sling from your phone.

Update, 5:13 PM ET: Added that the brand-new Ethernet adapter is of the 10/100Mbps range, just like the original Chromecast Ultra’s bundled one.

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at a 100Mbps wired connection, but neither Stadia nor today’s streaming video services need more. (You might likewise be able to utilize a USB-C to Ethernet center for your brand-new Chromecast; we discovered at least one that worked.) It’s not like Stadia buyers would want a Chromecast Ultra without a Stadia controller anyways. The initial Ultra didn’t have Bluetooth, and Google’s exclusive Wi-Fi based controller is the only method to connect. That’s not an issue with the new Chromecast, as we found when we played some sideloaded Stadia with an Xbox gamepad.

It’s not formally “ceased,” mind you: Google says it will still be available at “select retailers,” even though we’re seeing no stock at Amazon, Best Buy, Target, Walmart, The Home Depot, Staples, etc., and even though B&H Photo actually notes it as “stopped”right now. >< source srcset ="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Zh1nL06ccWjJVEeLNWhORxfWzLs=/0x0:842×450/320×0/filters:focal(0x0:842 x450): format (webp): no_upscale()/ cdn.vox-cdn. At $50 for the Chromecast and$20 for the brand-new adapter, you ‘d be paying the very same$70 you would for the Ultra formerly. It’s not like Stadia buyers would desire a Chromecast Ultra without a Stadia controller anyhow. The original Ultra didn’t have Bluetooth, and Google’s exclusive Wi-Fi based controller is the only method to connect.

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