Chromecast with Google TV update adds ‘Stadia support,’ improves Bluetooth latency, more – 9to5Google

Ahead of Stadia pertaining to Chromecast with Google TV on June 23, Google is presenting an upgrade to the streaming dongle that includes underlying support for the video game streaming service and makes a handful of other enhancements.

Version QTS1.210311.008 is rolling out now as an 86.03 MB download that’s formally called a “minor Software update.” That qualifier likely refers to how the device remains on the exact same (April) security spot as in the past. This Chromecast with Google TELEVISION update mostly adds “assistance for Stadia” ahead of the Android TV launch later on this month. The application is not yet available to download from the Play Store after upgrading.

Google promotes “additional improvements to Bluetooth latency for speakers and headphones.” The last release at the end of April added “Bluetooth Audio stuttering improvements in some Apps.”

This upgrade addresses how “advanced video settings don’t reset after reboots on some TVs.” Those extra preferences (Settings > > Display & Sound) were also presented in the last update to offer granular control over HDR and color formats, as well as resolution/refresh rate.

There is no accompanying Voice Remote update today. Google advises users to reboot the Chromecast once the download completes.

To set up, click your profile avatar in the top-right corner > > Settings > System > > About > System update. The complete changelog is below:

  • Support for Stadia
  • Extra enhancements to Bluetooth latency for headphones and speakers
  • Advanced video settings don’t reset after reboots on some TVs
  • Extra bug fixes and efficiency improvements

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That qualifier likely refers to how the gadget stays on the very same (April) security spot as in the past. There is no accompanying Voice Remote upgrade today.

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