A few weeks back, Google announced that the Android 12 update is coming to 4K Chromecast with Google TV. The Android 12 update is finally rolling out for 4K Chromecast just weeks after the announcement.
Android updates for Android TVs and Android based smart accessories are mostly late and even many devices do not get the update even though this update is crucial for a smooth experience.
The Chromecast that supports 4K runs on Android and now that the Android 12 update is rolling out, Chromecast users can finally upgrade their dongle for improved performance.
The update for the 4K Chromecast device comes with build number STTE.220621.019.A2.9082754. As reported by the 9to5Google team, the update weighs in at around 700MB. And it’s a direct jump from Android 10 to Android 12.
Now talking about changes, the update brings the July 2022 security patch to the dongle. It also updates privacy features and it lets you enable or disable the camera and mic access to each app.
You can check the full changelog below.
- 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
If you have a 4K Chromecast with Google, then you can go to Settings > System > About > System Update. Once the update is available download and install the update.
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