Google Chromecast (2nd Generation) Reviews

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Expert Reviews: 
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User Reviews: 
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Google Chromecast (2015) review: This or the Ultra?

4.0
Verdict: The Google Chromecast is a cheap way to make your TV smart, but should you buy the Chromecast Ultra instead?
2 years ago
 

Chromecast 2, analizamos el "AirPlay" de Google [VIDEO]

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Verdict: Nos gusta emitir nuestros contenidos de series favoritos a la televisión, sobretodo ahora que vivimos en un mundo conectado. Lamentablemente, las Smart TV suelen contar con un sistema operativo un tanto inútil y limitado, sin embargo, contamos con muchos gadgets fáciles de configurar que nos...
Pros: Diseño, Precio, Contenido del paquete
Cons: Limitaciones en iOS, Envío lento de Google
3 years ago
 

Google Chromecast review: a super streamer you can't ignore

4.0
Verdict: Google has once again proved that it has the smarts to make streaming work. The new design is fun but functional, the new app more responsive and, for the most part, a joy to use. But the best thing about the Chromecast is the price - at a snip under £30, it is one of the cheapest ways to stream and...
Pros: Great new design, Easy to set up
Cons: Search needs improvement, More apps needed
3 years ago
 

Google Chromecast review (2015): not much new, but still worth $35

4.2
Verdict: For just $35, you get a full-fledged media streamer that won't take up much space in your home entertainment center. It's simple to setup, and the new Chromecast app sweetens the deal even further with how easy it is to find new content.
Pros: Inexpensive, Compatible with most popular video streaming services, Supports dual-band 802.11ac for faster and more reliable WiFi, Improved app makes search and discovery easier
Cons: Still just 1080p, Needs a separate device to act as a remote control, Doesn't have native support for Amazon Instant Video
4 years ago
 

Living with Google's new Chromecast (2015): Is it worth the upgrade?

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Verdict: Google's original Chromecast media streamer proved to be nothing short of revolutionary in my life. The $35 stick was significant not so much for what it did but rather how it did it: The device took the overcomplicated task of Internet-to-TV streaming and made it as simple as can be.
4 years ago
 

Google Chromecast (2nd Generation)

5.0
Verdict: It's assumed, however, that all of this is coming to the original Chromecast as well. Beyond the new Wi-Fi channels, which we'll be putting through more extensive testing soon, the technology remains broadly the same, and as the biggest improvements are in the field of search within the app, the...
4 years ago
 

Chromecast 2

4.0
Verdict: When I saw the first version of Chromecast it was around the same time as a similar product from Roku, to my mind the latter was a better product at a near similar price. So what will the second version have to offer to change my mind?
4 years ago
 

Chromecast vs Chromecast 2

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Verdict: The new Chromecast app is out already, and as far as we know, all of its new features work with the old Chromecast. That means that – aside from the new design and Wi-Fi – the two Chromecasts are basically the same. Which means existing owners shouldn't rush to upgrade.
3 years ago
 

Chromecast 2 review: Make any TV smart, effortlessly

4.5
Verdict: When Google launched the first Chromecast back in 2013, we quickly picked up the affordable HDMI dongle for several friends and family members. After all, it's an inexpensive and incredibly handy way to wirelessly "cast" content to a TV and access smart apps (even if the TV isn't smart), and...
Pros: Inexpensive, improved design, streams content from Netflix, YouTube, Spotify, HBO Now and other popular apps from your mobile device, 5GHz Wi-Fi compatibility, updated Chromecast app with universal search
Cons: Still no interface or dedicated remote (if that bothers you), support for 1080p rather than 4K, requires an Android or iOS device for setup, and can only stream Amazon videos from a PC
3 years ago
 

Google Chromecast (2nd Generation)

4.0
Verdict: Google Chromecast is an HDMI dongle that once connected with any ordinary TV with HDMI port will convert it into a smart TV. With this dongle users will be able to stream anything that they see on their mobile, or tablet or laptop onto their big TV screen.
5 years ago
 

Google Chromecast

4.2
Verdict: Simple, effective, and superb value, this is how smart TV should be done
5 years ago
 

Google Chromecast

4.6
Verdict: It's hard not to find Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player appealing, especially when factoring in the web browser capabilities to its ease of use, portability and price. But for those looking to "throw" any/all of their mobile apps on to a TV screen, Chromecast's limited app support shows that it...
Pros: Automated user-free updates, HDMI extender, cheap ($35
Cons: Requires external power supply (in my experience
6 years ago
 

Review: Google's $35 Chromecast has promise, but plenty of room for improvement

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Verdict: For $35 , Chromecast is an easy purchase to make, especially if you have a Netflix subscription already in place, or watch video in Google's Chrome browser. It's clearly early days, and our hope is that, besides adding new content sources, the rough spots mentioned above get ironed out.
Pros: Affordable
Cons: Blurry video
6 years ago
 

Google Chromecast > Review > Will it work here? Is it worth getting?

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Verdict: We've already given an enthusiastic welcome to the Google Chromecast some time ago . But that was sight unseen. But now… The Chromecast is a tiny media streaming device, just about the size of a fat USB thumb drive.
Pros: Pretty affordable for a very high quality, well thought out dedicated device, Easy to set up - well, subject to the caveat of a bit of "discrimination" against non-US markets, Streaming videos are butter smooth. Not the highest definition, but they play back fast and with no stuttering.
Cons: No iOS Chromecast controller app thus far for local market, and you'll have to look for an .apk for Android (fortunately, we got one - refer to article!, It's basically just a YouTube streaming device right now… but the future is full of promise for other applications. Future
6 years ago
 

Google Chromecast Review

4.5
Verdict: Streaming media is nothing new. We have been watching YouTube and IPTV for years now, but over the
Pros: – Easy to set up, – Inexpensive, – Lot's of supported apps, – Can cast any open Chrome tab
Cons: – Requires another device to work, cannot load apps on it
4 years ago
 

Google Chromecast (2nd Generation)

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Verdict: A couple of weeks ago, at the start of the Great Online Shopping Festival (GOSF) , Google finally launched the Chromecast wireless streaming accessory in India at Rs. 2,999 . When it first launched last year, the Chromecast was seen as a geeky curiosity, though as long term owners of the HDMI...
4 years ago
 

Google Chromecast review

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Verdict: It's here: the Google Chromecast streaming stick lands with loads of content already available for your lounge entertainment.
4 years ago
 

Chromecast (2015) - Same but different but same

4.0
Verdict: Google's second generation Chromecast isn't that different to its predecessor. There's a new design and a few clever tweaks, but for all intents and purposes, it's the same product in a prettier shell. What has changed is the Australian media landscape.
Pros: Easy to setup and use, Improved form factor, Support for 5GHz wireless networks
Cons: No option for a dedicated remote, No support for 4K streaming, A little more expensive this time
3 years ago
 

Chromecast 2- the next frontier

5.0
Verdict: Ok, confession first. I bought a chromecast mk2 on a whim. It's just 39 euros, I needed a new way to stream Spotify, thinking about streaming Netflix. Ordered the hdmi version because because the added functionality of streaming pictures and or videos appeals to me.
3 years ago
 

Google Chromecast Review

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Verdict: Google Chromecast was a surprise addition to the company's range of own-brand hardware, a $35 streaming stick that, wounds licked after the Google TV and Nexus Q fiascos, promises a cheap and simple way to get browser and streaming content on your big-screen TV.
6 years ago
 

Google Chromecast review

4.2
Verdict: It's surprisingly difficult to put a web browser on TV. It's difficult for regular people - the best option is often just plugging in a laptop - and it's been ridiculously difficult for the tech...
Pros: Inexpensive and simple, Supported apps work well, Chrome tab casting is very useful
Cons: App support limited to Netflix, YouTube, and Google Play, Tab casting video drops frames, No central playback controls
6 years ago
 

Google Chromecast (2015) review

5.0
Verdict: The new Chromecast is simple, smart, works brilliantly and is cheap. What more could you ask for from a gadget?
Pros: It's fast and has superior Wi-Fi, Simplicity, great app, Cheap as chips, Tons of apps work with it, Looks nice
Cons: Still waiting on some functionality, Some apps and games are yet to catch up
4 years ago
 

Google Chromecast (2nd Generation)

4.4
Verdict: Along with the new flagship Nexus smartphones, the Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5X , Google also unveiled an updated version of the Chromecast HDMI dongle, boasting a new look, multiple color options, and of course, faster hardware and enhancements on the software side of things.
Pros: Chromecast (2015): Though somewhat odd, the design makes it easier to tuck back behind the television Faster performance, though marginally compared to original New application is a hub for all compatible media applications Still really easy to use - just hit the button for Chromecast Enhanced...
Cons: Chromecast (2015): A few missing applications for media - mainly, Amazon Prime Games library is still bare, needs to prove itself for gaming Chromecast Audio: Niche product - not an essential unless its functionality is specifically searched for Audio quality is pretty standard, not really above...
4 years ago
 

Google Chromecast 2 Review: The Sequel Is Better Than the Original

4.0
Verdict: Combining a small design and a price tag to match, Google's Chromecast has proved to be a popular way for people to easily stream video from a computer or mobile device to their television.
Pros: Redesigned app makes it easier to find streaming content, Improved Wi-Fi connectivity, Support from a vast array of streaming apps, Easy to set up and use
Cons: New design means device will dangle when plugged into an HDMI port, Requires computer or mobile device
4 years ago
 

Google Chromecast: Australian Review

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Verdict: There's always something that you've seen on the Internet that you want to show your friends; there's always some video or music on your Android phone that deserves a wider audience. Google Chromecast easily and simply enables that - it doesn't do much more, but it doesn't need to.
5 years ago
 

Google Chromecast (2nd Generation)

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Verdict: Google's Chromecast is one of the biggest releases they've had in the past few years, since Google announced the original back in 2014 they've sold over 20 million of them. But the original model had some flaws and alongside the 2015 Nexus launch, Google announced a new generation of Chromecast to...
3 years ago
 

Google Chromecast

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Verdict: Google Chromecast is a small dongle that upgrades any TV to a "smart TV". It allows you to stream Netflix, YouTube, and Google Play Movies directly to your TV screen no matter how old it is (as long as it has HDMI).
Pros: Functional and simple, Chrome tab mirroring useful, Full picture quality when cloud streaming, Android & iOS support, Low price, Great prospects in Chromecast
Cons: Only Netflix, YouTube & Google Play Movies app support, Mirroring requires powerful PC/Mac but tops at 720p, Local media streaming not optimal yet, stutter & audio sync issues, No device-to-device streaming
6 years ago
 

Google's Chromecast

5.0
Verdict: Low cost; cross-platform: works with Android, iOS, Chrome OS, Mac and Windows; lets you put nearly any online video on your TV; small form factor, very portable
Pros: Low cost; cross-platform: works with Android, iOS, Chrome OS, Mac and Windows; lets you put nearly any online video on your TV; small form factor, very portable,
Cons: No iOS setup at launch, but Google says it's coming; crashes and errors if your Wi-Fi network isn't fast enough; native app support limited to Netflix, YouTube, Google Play Music and Google Play Movies & TV at first, but an SDK will let developers add support to more apps
6 years ago
 

Google Chromecast

5.0
Verdict: Google's launch of the iOS- and Android-compatible video dongle Chromecast ($35) made news last week despite sharing a stage with a new Nexus 7 tablet and Android operating system update. Billed as the
6 years ago
 

Google Chromecast review: Second-screen simplicity

4.0
Verdict: The main thing to know about Chromecast is that you'll either love it or hate it. Unlike every other media streamer in our buying guide, Google's $35...
Pros: Fast and easy phone- or tablet-based navigation, Automatic TV controls are a brilliant touch, Unbeatable price at $35 (frequently available for less...
Cons: Unusable without a phone, tablet, or PC, No universal search or on-screen menu system, Chrome tab mirroring still doesn't work that well
4 years ago
 

Google Chromecast (2nd Generation)

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Verdict: I was part of the Google fans who were ecstatic when Google announced the original Chromecast . I mean, it was nothing revolutionary, but something that was genuinely missing. Especially as the wireless world dominates ever-so, unifying our mobile devices and TV was an important step.
4 years ago
 

Google Chromecast (2015) Review

4.0
Verdict: Even if you're already committed to another streamer, the Chromecast's new app alone makes picking one up well worth the 35 bucks.
Pros: New design fits any port, Slightly faster load speeds, New app is a huge improvement, Cross-platform search at this price is impressive
Cons: Search could use a bit of work, Still can't control playback from main app, What's On could stand some more personalization
4 years ago
 

Chromecast (2015) review: A more well-rounded streaming device from Google

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Verdict: When Google created the Chromecast, they took a little bit of a different tack on a streaming media device. Instead of trying to build in services and platforms, the Chromecast is focused solely on providing a wireless connection between a user's devices and their television.
4 years ago
 

Google Chromecast (2015)

4.0
Verdict: Google wowed us with the Chromecast when it launched two years ago. At the time, the idea of a $35 device you could plug into your HDTV to watch streaming media was remarkable. It no longer seems as novel, with other inexpensive solutions on the market, even still the Chromecast remains a top-notch...
Pros: Inexpensive. Easy to set up. Compatible with many apps and services. Responsive
Cons: No major new features over the original Chromecast. Requires a smartphone, tablet, or PC to control
4 years ago
 

Google Chromecast review (UK edition)

3.5
Verdict: When Google first announced the Chromecast -- its answer to Apple TV -- last July, the internet went wild for it. It was cheap, compatible with iOS and Android, and offered really cool mirroring capabilities.
Pros: Ease of setup, discreet design, no need for an extra remote, price
Cons: Poor selection of compatible apps
4 years ago
 

Google Chromecast (2nd Generation)

No reviews
Verdict: Google's Chromecast promises easy "casting" of digital content from PC, tablet or phone to your TV, but it's only officially sold in the US. What's the experience like using it in Australia?
5 years ago
 

Apple TV vs Google Chromecast review

4.0
Verdict: With the Google Chromecast UK release, Apple finally has some competition for its Apple TV . Both the Chromecast and Apple TV enable you to stream video and audio to television. And both come with iOS integration, so you can use your iPhone or iPad to control what plays on your TV.
Pros: Apple TV is easy to set up, Chromecast is easy to use, Apple TV has AirPlay and can stream almost anything from iPhone or iPad, Chromecast is integrated with key apps such as BBC iPlayer, Netflix and YouTube
Cons: Apple TV remote control is small and fiddly, Chromecast has no remote and only works with a few apps, Apple TV costs £70 more than Chromecast and doesn't have a HDMI cable in the box, Chromecast cannot stream iTunes music or Photos
5 years ago
 

Use this small HDMI dongle to get YouTube and other Google content onto the big screen

3.5
Verdict: The long-awaited Google Chromecast is now available to purchase in select Australian retail stores for the modest sum of $49. It's a device that can make it very easy for you to enjoy YouTube and other Google content on your big screen TV.
Pros: Small and easy to install, Best suited for streaming YouTube content to a TV
Cons: Not a good solution for streaming locally stored video files
5 years ago
 

Google Chromecast Streaming Media Player

4.6
Verdict: For $35 and a little practice, this is the best streaming solution available to date.
Pros: Streams full-screen videos from Netflix and YouTube, Mirrors Websites, Control videos from computer or mobile device
Cons: Must go to Chromecast Website to learn when new apps become compatible, No central control panel or app, Clumsy to pause video streaming from a phone when a call comes in
5 years ago
 

Google Chromecast (2nd Generation)

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Verdict: Chromecast 2 by Google is now available in Australia. Offering significant improvements over the original Chromecast. The original Chromecast was a beauty of a product. A sleek, compact, easy-to-use, easy-to-setup companion device to stream files from a compatible device or web browser.
3 years ago
 

Google Chromecast (2nd Generation)

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Verdict: CONCLUSION This unit is ideal for someone who has a non-smart TV but would like to easily and inexpensively stream media from an Android or iOS tablet or phone to it. Those who already have Smart TVs will benefit little.
5 years ago
 

Google Chromecast Review

4.0
Verdict: Our experience with the Chromecast was a bit marred due to the lack of iOS support at the time of our testing. We sent the device back before the app was released. Maybe in the future, we could get our hands on another Chromecast and make some appends to this review.
Pros: Function, Ease of Use, Resolution Quality
Cons: Setup, No Ethernet LAN Support
5 years ago
 

Chromecast: recensione e videorecensione della chiavetta HDMI Google

4.3
Verdict: Chromecast forse inizialmente è una periferica difficile da capire, ma per ora riesce a fare poche cose ma riesce a gestirle egregiamente. Questa chiavetta HDMI, aiutata anche da un prezzo eccezionale, potrà essere una grande risorsa anche in futuro, ma questo dipenderà molto dagli sviluppatori.
4 years ago
 

Google Chromecast (2nd Generation)

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Verdict: Two years ago the Google god in the sky gave unto us a $35 dollar media-streaming dongle, and lo, it was good . Pretty good anyway, and it got better with software updates, but it still has lagging tendencies. Well, it's 2015 baby, so what's the new Chromecast got? Less lag! And...
Cons: Google still doesn't have a remote control for Chromecast, which makes it the only streamer I can think of that doesn't have one. You have to use your phone, tablet, or computer, which can be a pain in the arse, especially if you have to enter a password first.
4 years ago
 

Review: Google Chromecast

3.5
Verdict: There's this thing Netflix does after you've watched three episodes of something in a row. You might have seen it before. You're just finally settled in, a you-shaped dent is forming in the couch, and a little message pops up: "Are you still watching? Press play if so.
Pros: Chromecast is just absurdly easy to set up. There's a lot of stuff to watch here. The new app makes finding all that stuff much, much easier
Cons: Your phone isn't always a very good remote. No 4K, no Amazon
4 years ago
 

Google Chromecast 2 review: does the new Chromecast deliver?

4.5
Verdict: The original Chromecast is a nifty little device that let you wirelessly 'cast' what's on the screen of your smartphone, tablet or laptop to your monitor or TV. You simply connect the HDMI dongle to your TV and pair it with your portable device via a Wi-Fi connection.
Pros: Reliable streaming, Easy setup and operation, Greatly improved app
Cons: No separate interface, No 4K streaming
4 years ago
 

Chromecast 2.0: What's New?

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Verdict: For my money, there's no better way to consume media on a TV than by hooking up a PC directly, but that's not practical in all cases. But at the same price point of just $35, Google is taking the best parts of the Chromecast and expanding on them.
4 years ago
 

Chromecast 2.0 review

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Verdict: I purchased a Chromecast 2.0 last week and set about putting it to the test to see what was different from the original product. The answer has been not too terribly much from a user standpoint thus far, but that's not a bad thing.
3 years ago
 

Review: Google Chromecast (2015)

4.2
Verdict: With 20 million Chromecasts already sold, there's a fair chance you've already got one. Google's dinky streaming dongle has proved a hugely popular alternative to more expensive set-top boxes like the Apple TV and Amazon's Fire TV.
4 years ago
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