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Chromecast with Google TV upgrade adds enhanced video controls Leave a comment

Google’s previous update for the Chromecast with Google TV fixed the annoying recovery screen error. In some cases, this would require a reset of the device, with the bug firmly in the past, a new update mainly focuses on improving the device and delivering some new functionality. The update, version QTS1.210311.005, is still based on Android 10 (via 9to5Google) and includes the April security patch. It introduces the new Advanced Video Controls settings. This enables users to control HDR formats, resolution/refresh rate, and color formats. Another notable update is that HDMI-CEC can now finally be configured to turn on/off only.

Google is also introducing some connectivity enhancements with the new update. The device claims to work better with 5GHz and mesh networks and audio stutters over Bluetooth should also be minimal. Lastly, there are HDMI hotplug improvements, that help the Chromecast with Google TV detect the best display settings available.

The new update is already being rolled out and users will receive it soon. Simply check for it by tapping on one’s profile picture and heading to Settings > System > About > System update

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