More secure thanks to the new update

Google already released an update for Chromecast with Google TV in February, and now another update is rolling out. Thanks to the new software, the device is safer again. There’s also new software to download for your Chromecast remote.

Read on after the announcement.

Chromecast with Google TV: January security patch

Do you own a 4K Chromecast with Google TV? Then a new software can be downloaded for the smart broadcast dongle. Update with the version number STTE.221215.004.A1 It’s about 150MB in size and it’s available now. The software is not yet available for the HD variant of the TV stick.

With the update, the media player is a bit more secure, as the January 2023 security patch has been added. The dongle still had the October patch, so it’s now over half a year old. Google has not yet put a changelog online, in which we can read exactly what further changes have changed. The manufacturer talks about “bug fixes and performance improvements”.

If you want to update Chromecast using Google TV, follow the steps below.

  1. At the top right, tap your Chromecast with Google profile picture;

    Then open Settings

  2. Go to “System>About>System Update”;
  3. Chromecast will now check for available updates;
  4. Download and install the latest software.

Also new remote control software

9to5Google It also reports that new software for the Chromecast remote is available, but details about that are also unknown. Also read: This is how to program your Chromecast remote. In it we explain how to give the different buttons a self-selection function. Useful if you’re not using Netflix, for example, because the device has a specific button for quickly starting that service.

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Which Chromecast is right for me?

You can simply choose only two models of the popular dongle. For example, there’s the regular Chromecast with Google TV that can be bought for about four decades. This so-called HD variant can stream images with a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, or Full HD. The more expensive 4K variant can handle images at a higher resolution. This device is also a little more expensive and costs around 70 euros.

We, of course, have tested both Chromecasts extensively. In the video below, we walk it all through with you, so you’ll be fully updated in a few minutes.

Chromecast with Google TV (HD) review: What do you think of the new Chromecast?

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