After the launch of Google Stadia two days ago, gamers are reporting that Google Stadia overheating and killing their Chromecast Ultras.
With the service’s Founders Edition and Premiere Edition packages coming bundled with Chromecast Ultra devices, many are attempting to enjoy the service on their TV sets. Unfortunately, Stadia’s intensive streaming is causing issues.
“I was in the middle of a fight in Destiny 2 when suddenly my Chromecast died and lost connectivity to the network,” one user posted on the Stadia subreddit. “I went to unplug it from the power and it was extremely hot.”
The redditor stated that they had only been playing “about 3-4 hours into my session at that point” before the death of their device.
Other users are reporting similar issues with Google Stadia overheating and killing their Chromecast Ultra during standard gameplay.
“Mine has overheated and shut off twice now,” one user said. “I thought once I got my code and package I could stop worrying,” said another. “Now the f***ing” Chromecast is actually overheating??? I’m installing a raspberry pi heatsink and moving on I guess.”
As far as Chromecast Ultra heat dissipation goes, the system has always suffered from poor cooling. However, while the device’s usually run rather hot, actual overheating and temperature related shut down is not a typical issue.
With the service advertising a “no hassles” plug-and-play service, Chromecast Ultras overheating and dying is a huge issue for Google.
For more news on Google Stadia, read our review here. For something else, how about unstable performance on Stadia’s port of Red Dead Redemption 2?