Frame rate calculation is on Chromecast, but you can’t use it

Android 12 has landed on Google Chromecast, and it comes with the new Google Chromecast with Google TV. This platform update didn’t bring too many major changes, but it did bring a handful of useful additions. The main change, frame rate matching, is here, but you can’t use it on your Chromecast device yet.

Android on TV platforms is not updated as regularly as it is on phones and tablets. Most of the new additions come in the form of standalone software updates rather than platform upgrades. This is why the jump to Android 12 on TV is much less important than moving to Android 12 on phones.

Fast frame rate matching with Google TV is here, but it doesn’t work

The main feature of this update is the ability for Chromecast to match the frame rate of the content you’re watching. It is useful technology. Having the content and the video device on different frame rates can make the picture look weird.

Apple introduced it with its Apple TV device in 2017, so it’s not exactly the hottest new technology out there.

That being said, it looks like Chromecast users won’t be able to use frame rate matching just yet. It looks like Google doesn’t want people to use this feature.

According HD flat screens, many obstacles prevent users from using this feature. Initially, seamless frame rate matching is actually fast media switching. This is a feature of HDMI 2.1, and this feature is not currently supported on any TV currently in the market. Funny enough, Chromecast itself does not support this feature.

Also, many apps do not support changing the frame rate on Chromecast. This includes services such as Disney+, Hulu, HBO Max, Netflix, etc. Add insult to injury, from google Google TV’s own app also doesn’t support frame rate switching. However, we can expect this feature to come out one day.

To top it off, this feature is not enabled by default. So it looks like we’ll have to wait a bit for this feature to be properly integrated. We don’t know if Google and third-party companies are working to bring the feature to Chromecast devices. Only time will tell.

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