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Google Chromecast

Google Chromecast
alaScore 99

8907 reviews

Oct, 2014

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Google Chromecast

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 264 user reviews of Google Chromecast from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.co.uk.

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player

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Amazon.com review summary for Google Chromecast

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6518 user reviews of Google Chromecast from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.com.

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player

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Google Chromecast

 

The Google Chromecast is the least expensive way to access online services on your HDTV if you can't do so already, but better options are available now.

Extremely inexpensive. Smooth integration with supported apps. Easy to set up. Useful accessories. Supports multiple Chromecasts on the same network

No local media playback. Chrome integration is limited

There are tons of ways to watch online content on your HDTV. Your media hub, your game console, your Blu-ray player—even your HDTV itself might be able to access YouTube and Netflix. The Google Chromecast is an alternative to all of the above. It's a...

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Google Chromecast review

 

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 industry in general. From interface problems to weird...

Inexpensive and simple ; Supported apps work well ; Chrome tab casting is very useful

App support limited to Netflix, YouTube, and Google Play ; Tab casting video drops frames ; No central playback controls

Google takes on AirPlay and finally puts a browser on your TV

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Google Chromecast review: can you make your dumb TV a smart one for just $35?

 

More InfoGoogle introduces Chromecast, a $35 HDMI streaming solution for televisionsGoogle Chromecast hands-onGoogle cancels free Netflix

Inexpensive ; Simple and easy to set up ; App implementation is slick and easy to use

Limited app support for now ; Chrome browser casting is a less-than-ideal UX and requires fairly new computer hardware to stream in HD

Chromecast is an easy way to stream internet video to your TV from almost any source. With a price of just $35 it's a bona fide steal.

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Google Chromecast Review

 

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...

If you’re hoping to get your online content onto your TV, without stringing cables or splashing out on a digital media player (or, even more expensive, a home theater PC), then the Chromecast is one of the easiest ways to do it. It’ll take Google...

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Google Chromecast Review - An Awesome $35 HDMI Dongle

 

So I have a confession to make – I didn't hate the Nexus Q. While I didn't necessarily love it and use it daily like a small minority of my peers did, I also didn't immediately declare the product an unmitigated disaster like the vast majority of...

Chromecast is everything the Nexus Q should’ve been. As its spiritual successor, the Chromecast finally delivers on the promise of an accessory to the Google Play and Chrome ecosystem for the TV. Chromecast works, and it works well, the Netflix and...

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Google Chromecast

 

After years of struggling to get traction with Google TV, Google finally found its living-room hit: the remarkably priced $35 Chromecast.

The Google Chromecast is a dirt-cheap wireless video dongle that streams Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, Google Music, Google Movies & TV, and HBO Go to your TV using Android or iOS tablets as remotes. Its small size hides neatly behind your TV and makes it...

The beta screen-mirroring feature won't work as well as you want it to, so you're largely limited to the supported apps. The lack of a dedicated remote also means you always need a smartphone or tablet nearby. And for $15 more, you can get a Roku box...

Google's $35 Chromecast stick is a cheap and easy way to add streaming video and music to your TV, but it still isn't as fully featured as similarly priced Roku boxes.

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Google Chromecast Review

 

The Google Chromecast is a small HDMI stick that lets you stream Netflix, YouTube and other videos and music on your TV for just $35, but it could use more content partners.

Easy setup; Compact design; Works on multiple platforms; Good Netflix and YouTube streaming performance

Very few streaming sources; Tab casting offers pixelated video (for now)

The Google Chromecast is a small HDMI stick that lets you stream Netflix, YouTube and other videos and music on your TV for just $35, but it could use more content partners.

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Google Chromecast Review

 

Google tried to get into the game with Google TV back in 2010. Then again with last year's Nexus Q. While those avenues has been all but a failure, Google is back with a newer, simpler and cheaper way to get content streamed from the Internet to your...

Dead simple setup and interface ; Great streaming quality with supported apps ; The price makes it an impulse buy you won’t regret

Limited content partners at launch ; Tab casting is not ready for primetime

At Google’s recent brunch everyone was anticipating the new Nexus 7 and Android 4.3, but Google surprised everybody with Chromecast. It arguably stole the show, and rightfully so. Nothing against Asus’s latest Nexus (it’s wonderful, and makes a great...

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Google Chromecast Wireless Media Bridge

 

The Google Chromecast's goal is simple. The device is designed to take a regular television and turn it into a smart TV. Adrienne Maxwell tries the device out to see how well it achieves this goal.

The Google Chromecast isn't the perfect fit for everyone. Those who just want a simple, one-box source to watch Netflix and other Web-based content on their TV will be happier with a Roku or Apple TV. However, if you're a smartphone, tablet, or laptop...

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Google Chromecast

 

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 "easiest way to enjoy online video and music on...

Product Specifications

Configuration

1080p Upscaling: No
Display: No
DVB-T: No
Remote Control: No
USB Host: No
WLAN 802.11a Port: No
WLAN 802.11ac Port: No
WLAN 802.11b Port: Yes
WLAN 802.11g Port: Yes
WLAN 802.11i Port: No
WLAN 802.11n Port: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
DLNA certified: No
DVI Interface: No
Firewire: No
HDMI: Yes
Memory Card Slot: No
S-Video: No
USB: No
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