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Google Chromecast 3 (3rd Gen, 2018)

Google Chromecast 3 (3rd Gen, 2018)
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22 reviews

Mar, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Google Chromecast 3 (3rd Gen, 2018). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the reliability and size. The design and price are also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Google Chromecast 3 (3rd Gen, 2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by (digitaltrends.com)

Google Chromecast (3rd gen) review

 

Simple, intuitive HD streaming ; Slick new design ; Quick and easy setup ; Google Home app keeps improving

No 4K or HDR ; No magnet

Google’s new Chromecast is essentially just the old Chromecast with a new coat of paint. The higher frame rate may be enjoyable for some in very specific situations such as live sports in 1080p resolution, but it’s no reason to trade in the older...

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Google Chromecast (2018)

 

The new Google Chromecast media streamer is almost completely unchanged from its previous version. It's still functional and affordable, but without 4K it's much less appealing than the competition.

Inexpensive. Responsive. Lots of supported apps. Can mirror mobile device screens and display Chrome tabs.

1080p maximum resolution. No on-screen interface or remote.

Bottom Line: The new Google Chromecast media streamer is almost completely unchanged from its previous version. It's still functional and affordable, but without 4K it's much less appealing than the competition.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Jared Newman (techhive.com)

Chromecast (2018) review: Google's revamped media streamer is what you make of it

 

The new Chromecast might not replace your Roku or Fire TV, but it is a nice supplement.

A solid speed upgrade for first-gen Chromecast owners ; Google Assistant enables powerful home automation ; Launching videos by phone can be faster than using a proper remote

No infrared control for TV volume or A/V gear ; The Google Home app is bad at aggregating and searching for content ; Pausing or adjusting volume by phone can be inconvenient at times

Chromecast’s phone-as-remote approach is both its greatest strength and its biggest weakness. It can be faster than a proper remote with TV-based menus, and it lets you look for other things to watch without disrupting playback on the big screen. With...

Expert review by : Marshall Honorof (tomsguide.com)

Google Chromecast (3rd Generation) Review: Faster, But Not Better

 

The new Chromecast is a divisive streaming gadget. It's easy to like it for the intuitive interface and wide variety of content, and the speed improvement is noticeable. However, the new Chromecast doesn't innovate in any real way, and it's missing the...

Fast performance ; Inexpensive ; Intuitive interface

Boring, stripped-down design ; Still no Amazon Video ; No significant improvements over second gen

The new Google Chromecast is fast and intuitive, but the attractive little dongle is behind the times.

Jan, 2019

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Google Chromecast (2018) review

 

Google's tiny TV streamer gets a tiny but appreciated upgrade

Bargain price ; Easy setup ; Good app selection ; Google Home integration

No remote ; No Amazon Prime Video app ; Voice control is limited

Google’s awesome little budget streamer just got (very slightly) better

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com.au)

Google Chromecast (2018) review: Get a Roku or Fire TV instead

 

The $35 Google Chromecast offers a couple of changes on the previous generation, including a slight speed increase, but it can't fend off budget competition from Roku and Amazon.

The super-affordable Chromecast streams Netflix, YouTube, Spotify, Pandora, HBO Now and thousands of other apps and games to your TV using an smartphone, PC or even voice as the controller. It hides neatly behind your TV.

The lack of a dedicated remote means you always need a smartphone, tablet or PC nearby to use it. Competitors at the same price offer physical remotes and onscreen displays, which are easier to use. There still no app support for Amazon Prime Video.

The newest version of Google Chromecast is basically identical to the old one and falls short of the budget competition from Amazon and Roku.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Google Chromecast 3 review: Hands on with Google's new Chromecast

 

Google has just unveiled the details on its latest streaming device, the new Chromecast

Should you get one? Well, if you already have a Chromecast or a Chromecast Ultra, have a Google Home device and want the ability to interact with the TV with your voice? Then, you'll want the new device. If the answer is no – stick to your older model....

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com.au)

Google Chromecast review: Cheap, tiny streamer continues to innovate

 

Boasting improved Wi-Fi access and a funky new design, Google popular streamer is back and better than ever, for the same low price. But is it good enough to fulfill your everyday Netflix fix?

The Google Chromecast is a dirt-cheap wireless video dongle that streams Netflix, YouTube, Spotify, Pandora, HBO Now and thousands of other apps and games to your TV using an Android or Apple phone or tablet, or a PC, as the controller. Its small size...

The lack of a dedicated remote means you always need a smartphone, tablet or PC nearby to use it. Slightly more expensive boxes and sticks, with their physical remotes, tactile buttons and onscreen displays, are more convenient to use. The only way to...

The innovative Chromecast might be the ultimate living-room accessory for your phone or tablet, but more traditional streaming devices deliver a better streaming experience.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Google Chromecast 2018 review: Still one of the best ways to make your TV smart

 

Very little has been added to the third-generation Chromecast, but it still represents superb value for money

Cheap ; Works with lots of apps ; Google Home integration

No UI or physical remote ; No 4K support

There’s no need to upgrade, then, if you already have the second-generation Chromecast, but if you’re looking for a cheap TV streamer, the Chromecast is worth every bit of your attention, especially if you own one of Google’s smart speakers.

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Google Chromecast (2018)

 

It's been three years but the new Google Chromecast for 2018 isn't very different, and in some ways it's worse. Read our review to find out why.

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