This week, Chromecast with Google TV is getting a fresh firmware upgrade, more than seven months after the last one. The streaming dongle receives a few bug fixes and performance upgrades in the first release of 2022. But you’ll be disappointed if you were hoping for Android 12. The most recent firmware is still based on Android 10, and it is rolling out with build number QTS1.220504.008. However, the security patch you’re receiving has been moved from October 2021 to May 2022.
Additionally, Google’s changelog specifies platform updates that should aid some apps in playing HDR 4K and DRM videos (via 9to5Google ). Improvements in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity should make connections more dependable and stable. Other bug fixes and speed enhancements are also mentioned by the corporation, but no further details are provided.
The most recent firmware ought to be downloaded and installed automatically on your Chromecast with Google TV. However, you can manually check for updates as well. Just navigate to the homescreen and click your profile avatar there. Go to Settings and then select System, About, and System Update. You should be prompted to download an update if one is available.
Advertisement The most recent OTA (over the air) update for Chromecast with Google TV weights 140MB, according to the new report. The remote’s firmware has also been updated. Once the QTS1.220504.008 build has been installed, go to Settings > Remotes and Accessories, choose your remote, and then click Remote update.
A sign of Android 12 for Chromecast with Google TV is not present. Few and far between are Chromecast with Google TV firmware updates. The most recent upgrade was released in December 2021, and the previous one in June 2021. Of course, over the previous 12 months, the streaming gadget has acquired a number of new functions, such as an updated screensaver with proactive information. However, the device’s overall performance is enhanced via firmware updates.
Sadly, Android TV 12 has been available since November of last year but has yet to be made available for Chromecast with Google TV. The $49 streaming device from the company is unresponsive on Android 10. If and when the device will receive the newest Android version is unknown. Google has been increasing the two-year-old dongle’s global availability in the meantime. It began selling in a number of Asian and European nations over the past several months, including India, Switzerland, Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands, and many others.
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