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Google - Chromecast - Black

Model: H2G2-42SKU: 9071056

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 18763 reviews

92%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Nothing New, Nothing useful

    Posted
    chuck5700

    This device is virtually useless. It will only play Netflix or Youtube well. All other casting requires large amounts of resources which only newer dual or quad core laptops, and decent gpu's are capable of. It does a very poor job of playback of internet videos. It is basically another set top box with almost no functionality. My xbox does a much better job of most of these things. And control of the device will always be dependent on a laptop or phone. I would only buy this as a way to stream Netflix or Youtube and I will be returning it. I simply have no use for it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Still Trying to get Netflix to cast

    Posted
    GetingNetflixToWork
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Working with technical support for some time now but Chromecast is still not casting Netflix. YouTube and other apps casts fine through Chromecast. The problem seems to be between Chromecast and Verizon FiOS Actiontec WiFi Router. Netflix works when running on a laptop connected wirelessly to the same WiFi Router. Since the main reason for getting Chromecast is to watch Netflix, and Netflix is not casting through Chromecast, I am giving a fair rating for this product at this time. I am still hoping that the problem can be fixed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great Price, but it stopped working, no remote.

    Posted
    mb95267
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I finally got it to work, then it after a week it stopped working. It kept saying couldn't find my network and wanted me to connect to a non secure network. All my other wifi toys work on my network but not this. It would also be nice if there was a on/off switch. And a remote with a easy user interface would be nice....it got old when I wanted to pause the movie I needed to turn on my ipad, put in my security code and then pause the movie. If google had a remote like my older Roku box that would be nice. Now the Chrome cast is unplugged and sits in a drawer.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Do I need this?

    Posted
    Noriele
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Not yet sure what this can for me that I can't do other ways. For instance, I tried to display my TimeWarnerCable TV online streaming to the Chromecast, but no! It uses Silverlight and all I get is the black background, but not the video being displayed on the laptop. I still have to connect the laptop to the TV using HDMI output from laptop. Anyone want to tell me what I am doing wrong? I can stream from my PS4 and also my SmartTV. What can this do for me that those can't? Oh yeah, and I got a virus in Chrome after installing this. Coincidence?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Only good for YouTube videos

    Posted
    jan1016
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought this because I'd heard it provided a good way to access streaming tv shows and at a great price. Granted, it's cheap...less than $30 on sale...but for your money the most you get is access to YouTube videos, Netflix and access to music - all of which have other devices that provide access to these with way more value. There are way too many other options out there that provide more services / options than this... It does not provide access to news or to Amazon Prime... This is a waste...and cumbersome to use... Save your money....

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Still Unsure

    Posted
    59TEX
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I purchased this for myself just before Christmas and have yet to use it. The sales representative told me I could set it up off my mobile device and that was not true. It looks like if you had two mobile devices you could set it up. I have unlimited 4G LTE and watch movies and videos off my phone and wanted to screen them to my tv but to no avail. I also gave up my Direct TV to try something different, Netflix and Hula, I might be calling Direct TV back. Right now it will get two stars until I see what all the fuss is about.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as I thought it would be

    Posted
    scharpei
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I bought this thinking it would pick up the my internet signal and I'd be able to hook into HBO GO and SHOWTIME ANYTIME and others that I can't currently get on my smart TV. Although I get strong Internet connection throughout my house, the Chrome cast doesn't seem to pick up the signal upstairs in one room. In the other room on the same floor it picks it up and I get the picture but it is choppy and terrible on the eyes. Sound is fine. Unless you are planning to use this real close to the modem I would not suggest it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not good enough

    Posted
    gman
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    I bought this chromecast few months ago.. At first I was happy and excited because I was going to be able to stream movies on my tv screen but, I can't watch a movie with out being interrupted. Signal gets lost. I installed it and reinstalled it, I checked my extension on my laptop and reinstalled it as well and still have the same problem. I rather pay more money for something that works better and not worry about interruptions. Price is good but it makes me mad when I'm enjoying a movie and signal gets lost.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    great concept, if it worked.

    Posted
    bullcitym
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    Chromecast is a great idea but after two hours of attempting to connect it to my wifi, I gave up. It would connect and then loose signal repeatedly. I reset my wifi, and tested other devices in my house (blueray players, smart tvs, laptops, etc). Everything except the chromecast could find the wifi. This was surprising to me as the chromcast was in the room next to our router setup. I'm bummed that this didn't workout. Maybe after it's been out for another year and had some bugs worked out, I'll give it another chance.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Nice for Price, but not so good

    Posted
    TN38112
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Its nice device to play contents from laptop, basically it is just an alternative to HDMI Cable, nothing more than that. While pushing video to TV, you cant use your laptop, as you would want to see it in Full Screen mode, unless you are using Netflix of Youtube, because they make it compatible. Video from Amazon Prime are not displayed, because they use Silverlight software which Chromecast doesn't support as of now. I wouldn;t have bought it, if it is not coming with Free 3 Months subscription of Netflix.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    cheap but limited

    Posted
    Hootie
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    I bought Chromecast because it was cheap. I already have an Apple TV and wanted to see what Google had delivered. One objective was to be able to watch Flash Player on my TV so I could stream sports from my iPad, Dell laptop, or Kindle Fire HD. None of them were able to do it, or better said - I could not figure out how to do it. I suppose if you want to stream Netflix or other such media and do not already have an Apple TV then the Chromecast would be a good choice. Otherwise I would not recommend it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    was not clear that it doesn't support amazon prime

    Posted
    layth
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    It's not that easy to install especially for those like me who're not technically savvy. It took me 2 days to do it with the help of customer support. Besides, I only have amazon prime and it does not support this; I had to do a free trial for Netflix just to be sure that it works. By then, I can no longer return it so at this point it's useless to me unless I subscribe to Netflix. Nobody can say whether Amazon Prime will work on it in the future.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Do NOT buy for travel.

    Posted
    Grasschopper
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    So I bought the Chromecast knowing it had limited iOS compatibility and I was willing to deal with that given the size and cost. What I didn't realize was that it would be useless for me given the reason I bought it which was to have the ability to sure it in hotels when I travel. Be sauce the device relies on a WiFi network for use and because hotel WiFi networks don't allow device to device communications for security reasons you can't use the Chromecast in most if not all hotels. Total bummer.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work very well

    Posted
    MWPplayer
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I don't know if my product is defective, but when trying to stream downloaded videos with this device I find that it tends to produce a laggy video with desynced audio. I have had no issues using this with netflix, pandora, youtube, vimeo, or any other applications. Only with trying to stream downloaded videos. Also it tends to get very hot even when not in use, so I don't leave it plugged in anymore, which makes it annoying to have to dig behind my TV to plug it in every time I want to use it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Chromecast will be cool... eventually

    Posted
    Thatch4242
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    I expected SOOO much more from the Chromecast and was really let down. The simple truth is that there really aren't many apps that you can use with Chromecast yet. Super, I get to stream YouTube to my TV or Chrome if I'm on a laptop (but not my smartphone or iPad), but that's about it. Also, I was streaming a Youtube video of a kids show for my daughter and it was coming through poorly.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not great

    Posted
    Srmccracken

    Set up on my sons TV,,, it worked well for a day ,, set it back up and it crashed our whole network. Even tried to use a wifi extender with a port and made it crash again. Just tried to setup on my daughters TV,,, couldn't get it to work and crashed our network again I have a Netgear n600 if you are wondering. Troubleshooting says to change settings of the router. Not gonna do that because I feel this should be plug in play! Will be returning back these two tomorrow and gonna go with Apple TV

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great Idea, works so so

    Posted
    gmsrose
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    This product needs to be plugged into the wall. It does not get it's power from the HDMI port. It does not have an on-off switch. When I am watching regular TV that goes through a different HDMI port, it DRASTICALLY interferes, cutting out the picture every 30-60 seconds. I have to unplug it to stop that. Then, I have to plug it back in each time I want to use it. My ports are on the back of my TV, so this is a chore. It does do what it advertises to do.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    works for about half hour

    Posted
    trekked

    It was easy to set up, had it up and going in five minutes or so. Hadn't had time to use it much till this weekend, yesterday it quit after about half hour or so. Tried everything to make it go again but wouldn't. Tried again this morning and started right up, again worked great for about half hour and quit again. Its not my WiFi, its up and working. Everything else was working with it. Not sure what the problem is, but its very frustrating. Great while its working, but it's not reliable.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not what I expected

    Posted
    Techdude77
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    I knew going into this product there was going to be limitations but I found the apps it did support would intermittently freeze or become difficult to refresh unless I used my chrome browser to stop the casting feature. There should be better integration and the app support should offer better options for streaming. Cost was great but I think Id prefer a Roku device for use with Netflix or other Video streaming services

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Does not meet expectation

    Posted
    Joel
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    The idea is great, but in practice it's been more trouble than simply plugging in a usb from a computer to the TV. Using YouTube and Google Play work fine. But I can't count the number of times it's disconnected from wifi for no apparent reason, leaving me to reset the device and set up all over again. It's also been very frustrating trying to play files from a computer due to the lower quality and delay time. Either the technology or the app support just isn't there yet.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend