LG UltraWide monitors 2016

LG to launch new 21:9 UltraWide monitor with Google Cast support

A new edition to the LG UltraWide range of monitors has been announced, and it will be available with Google Cast support built in as standard. Like its stablemates, the new model will have an aspect ratio of 21:9, offering a much wider viewing perspective than standard widescreen displays.

According to a report carried by The Verge, the LG UltraWide 34UM79G will feature a flat-screen panel, with a price tag $699. This US price currently converts to approximately €625/£535, although international pricing will increase in most markets, once sales tax has been taken into account.

As a result of the Google Cast integration, it will be possible to cast content to the monitor from numerous services such as Google Play Music and Netflix, without the need for a Chromecast media streaming dongle.

Launching in October, the LG UltraWide 34UM79G will have a 34-inch display, although it is far from the largest of the South Korean company’s new 21:9 monitors.

LG is also releasing two other monitors from the series, including the LG Ultrawide 38UC99. Offering a 38-inch display, LG claim that the new product will be the world’s largest 21:9 monitor.

[via The Verge]