Stadia Chromecast Overheating Concerns Addressed By Google
Google Stadia has had, to put it bluntly, a pretty rocky launch. The troubles began with what can only be described as a paltry starting lineup, which was only partially remedied by Google pushing up its timetables for 10 titles that weren’t initially planned to be available through the streaming service upon release. Things only worsened after Google was accused of lying after the company stated that all of its titles would be able to run in 4K at 60fps. Now, it appears that the troubles are only continuing, as there have been new reports suggesting that Google Stadia has been causing Chromecasts to overheat.
Google has issued a response to concerns that the Stadia has been causing Chromecasts to overheat, with the company’s statement suggesting that….well, the issue doesn’t exist. Here’s the full statement from Community Manager GracefromGoogle:
“We know any sort of heat on a device can be worrisome, but we can confirm there is no thermal overheating issue with Chromecast Ultra. During normal usage (like watching cat videos on YouTube), the surface of the device may get warm to the touch, but this is working as designed. The team has done extensive testing on the hardware, services and games — this includes tests of long Stadia play and video sessions — and have not seen thermal shutdown problems.”
Hey, as long as Google says there isn’t a problem, everything must be fine, right? Here’s hoping the company will more directly face the problems Stadia has been having moving forward.
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