Google 4K Chromecast owners are about to get a FREE upgrade!

If you own a Google 4K Chromecast then you have some good news! The Chromecast 4K will soon get a free upgrade to Android 12. Here is everything to know….

Everyone likes a new update! And yes, it is good news for streamers…. Android 12 is officially coming to Google TV devices

Since the release of the £55 Chrome cast with Google TV back in September 2022, many users of Google TV devices were quick to upgrade to the latest 4K edition, for the official versions of Google TV and to take advantage of the latest features!

Recently we have learned that the new 4K Google Chromecast will soon be receiving the Android 12 update, bringing all the latest software features and changes.

Google Chromecast Android 12 update

Android 12 Update for Google Chromecast

Here are some of the changes you can find in the latest Google Chromecast Android 12 update;

  • Upgrades Android TV OS from 10 to 12
  • Additional user settings lets you control HDR format and surround sound
  • New! Match content frame rate allows you to switch between refresh rates
  • Increased Security and Privacy
  • New camera and mic privacy toggles let you disable or enable camera/mic access for all apps
  • Android security patch level has been updated to July 2022
  • Other bug fixes and performance improvements

The update (build number STTE.220621.019.A2.9082754) measures 722MB and packs the Android security patches for July 2022. It brings some of the new features Google introduced with Android 12 last year, including the camera and microphone toggles that let users disable or enable camera and microphone access for apps. In addition, the update includes additional settings to help users control HDR format and surround sound.

How to update to Android 12 Google Chromecast

If you have not yet received the update to Android 12, hang tight, its coming!

You can also head to the settings on the Google Chromecast and check for the update manually. This might be the best thing to do if you have manual updates disabled.

Have you received the update yet? Let us know in the comments!

Lee James

My name's Lee, I'm the publisher and owner of iStreamNews and also run other websites and YouTube channels like LeeTVStuff and the LeeTV YouTube Channel. You can subscribe to us on YouTube and follow us on Twitter.

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