Google's 4K Chromecast Just Got a Price Cut

The Google Chromecast Ultra is a small, powerful 4K HDR player designed for anyone who wants to stream on a budget.

Although it normally costs $69, B&H Photo Video is currently offering the hockey puck-shaped player for $59.

The circular dongle attaches to your TV via its own HDMI connector. It requires a constant connection to an outlet, so you'll want to make sure you have a spare outlet nearby. We found that it's a bit of an awkward setup, but given how much power a 4K machine needs to draw, it's somewhat understandable.

Google Chromecast Ultra

The way it works is simple. Just download the Google Home app on your iOS or Android device and the app will provide you with a list of compatible apps, which you can then download from iTunes or the Google Play Store.

Each app then gets a "cast" button, which you press from your device whenever you want to "cast" something to your HDTV. Your handheld isn't doing any work, it just sends a signal to the Chromecast, so you're free to use your phone or tablet while your shows play. App compatibility ranges from Netflix to Spotify.

If you can live with the awkward setup, the Google Chromecast Ultra is one of the least expensive ways to give your HDTV a smart upgrade, especially if you're not on the Amazon bandwagon.

Louis Ramirez

As deals editor-in-chief at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets, appliances, and apparel. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. He's also always on the look out for the best coupon codes to use when shopping. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.