Chromecast is getting an update right now. It’s mostly a bug fixing update, but still one that is needed these days. It’s build 16664 which brings along some bug fixes, network enhancements, and volume tweaks. Here’s the change log from Google’s post:
Bug fixes and stability improvements
Chromecast audio volume level is retained across sessions
Improved IPv6 support
Improved DNS robustness
Google says that this update to Chromecast will be pushed out over the next week or so. The next time you turn on your Chromecast you may have an update being downloaded and installed, so be patient, but it shouldn’t be too big.
For those that are unaware, the Chromecast is a $35 HDMI streaming dongle from Google that is actually built on Android. It’s an amazing little HDMI stick that does so much, for such a small price tag. Just about all of us here at Android Headlines have the Chromecast and we all love it. For $35, it’s hard to justify not picking one up since it’s so cheap, its essentially an impulse purchase here. Chromecast supports apps like Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO Go, Allcast, Google Play Movies & TV, Google Play Music, YouTube, Crackle, and much more. With the SDK now being available for all developers, we should be seeing a lot more coming for the Chromecast really soon. I’m still waiting for some good games to play on the Chromecast, I know that’s gotta be coming at some point.
So update 16664 is on it’s way to our Chromecasts, hopefully they fix all of the nagging problems we’ve been having with our Chromecasts lately. I’m still excited to see what kind of functionality Google adds to it in the near future. How many of you have not bought a Chromecast just yet? Well what are you waiting on? Let us know in the comments below.