Google Updates Chromecast Streamer

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Google has a new version of its Chromecast dongle that boosts the frame rate of 1080p video to 60fps and also adds support for Google Home speakers, so that voice control can be used to select programmes. The company has also added support for showing photos from Google photos. There is a promise of a later update to support synchronisation of the Chromecast to music from other Google Home speakers.

Wi-Fi performance has been improved and Bluetooth is now supported.

The new version is available in black or white at $35/£35.

For UltraHD, the existing Chromecast Ultra is still needed.