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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

    It has performance issues

    Posted
    Ricky114
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Price and set up were good, thought it was a great idea to transmit from my computer to the TV and be able to shar You Tube and Netflix. Unfortunatley even though I have a 73"1080HD TV that is less then 2 years old, ans a windows 7 super laptop about a year old, that did not stop the frame freeze every time I casted You TUbe to the tv. Hold back until they figure out the bugs and offer a fix or better version.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not powerful enough

    Posted
    Dtheman
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Really, the only thing that it was good for was streaming netflix, but even then the signal was weak and buffering happened a lot. Screen mirroring was also pretty poor. Apple TV is way more consistent performance-wise and mirroring works flawlessly. If you're looking for a bare-bones sort of streaming experience on a budget, this might work for you. At $30, you just have to know what you're getting

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Maybe not worth the money?

    Posted
    wwweeesssttt
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I will be keeping the item, but I was very unhappy with it. It works some odd way through the WIFI, but doesn't really do much. All you can do is operate YouTube or NetFlix from the laptop or ipad (in my case anyhow) on the TV that it's connected to. I had hoped for a tool that would work similarly to AppleTV where the laptop would be projected on the tv as a second "screen". That is NOT this product!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Needs Work

    Posted
    whovian10
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The idea of it is great but if only it would do what its intended to do. I've had a bit of problems with it. One minute it works great and I'm amazed by it then 5 minutes later it stops work, and it freezes. I have to restart the thing all the time it seems to only work for a bit before it messes up not sure if its just mine. This isn't as great as the made it out to be.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not the Quality I Expected

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

    This stick was helpful while it worked, as I could stream phone content to it, that is, whichever content was supported for this kind of streaming. The problem is, after a few months of occasional use, it stopped getting recognized although is still connected to the same port. I tried using other ports, it still didn't work. So I'd rate the quality as sub-par.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Decent product but a bit dissapointing

    Posted
    PeterP
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I purchased three of these to make some of the older televisions in my home "Smart". They work fine with phones and tablet devices within the house, however they will not connect to my wireless network. I upgraded to a Netgear nighthawk ac router in the summer from an older Netgear n router. Chromecast is not compatable with the newer technology. I found this to be dissapointing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    it's only "ok"

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

    Video feed is very slow. I already have a Direct TV account that has youtube and the special apps for channels in my plan don't work with Chromecast...bummer! Only a few of the videos on Facebook will work and I had to install and use the Chrome beta browser in order for those to work. It does work with Netflix, but I think I'll just fork out the $ and get a smart tv instead.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Ok but restricted

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

    I was hoping to use my TV as an extension of my laptop or cellphone but every time I went to use it, I ran into problems. Some of these were caused by the suppose speed of my Wi-Fi network other caused by Google restrictions. I tried to show pictures from my IPhone and after a while just gave up because of download problems and speed restrictions. I am glad I did not spend much.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not what it should be

    Posted
    34101
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Idea is good but the product doesn't deliver. I feel like I was scammed good by the marketing of this product. It will only work on certain things and you can not use it for most of your personal things such as pictures, music, home movies making it almost pointless to have. I guess I was under the assumption that it would work for almost anything and that is definitely not the case.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Only good for two thing

    Posted
    thetruthteller9990

    If you don't have hulu or netflix on your TV then this is good item to buy. Other than that, that all it does you can not play itunes movies on it or any other movies. You can not surf the internet or watch amazon movies on it. I mean for the price it good, but it just does not do enough.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    This Just didn't work for our specific needs

    Posted
    lisa262013
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    These seems like a great device to be able to watch things on TV instead of of a computer/laptop, It just didn't work for our specific needs & that is why we returned it. We wanted to watch the Metamoris tournament as well as fights on the big screen & heard of this so ran out & got it but it is really designed for using with netflicks, hulu etc. not fightpass, or tournaments.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not compatibale with all android devices

    Posted
    JDWindham
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Purpose of purchase was to stream Dish from Galaxy S4 smart phone to TV. Long story short, you need certain version of android and up to mirror phone on TV. I think it is 4.4 and up and I'm at 4.3 so no go. I ended up returning the chromecast. I will end up going hardwired. I did purchase an AppleTV box, which mirrors seamlessly with iphone 5 and above. Works supper.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Only works with Crome, does not mirror PC

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

    The display at the story did not make it obvious that anything on the screen of the PC could not be mirrored to the TV. You have to save the output of other programs to a pdf or jpg like file and then bring up the file in Chrome. Not useful for operating on files. The software is in Beta and I have had to reinstall twice. I probably should have gotten a different product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    not to user friendly

    Posted
    iEvan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Well I bought this chrome cast to allow my biz partner to stream content, we hooked it up and only had netflix, and some other feature, not impressed at all, got bored with it and went back to apple tv. Now i know there is going too be a lot of critics telling me i am not with it, but the product ads are not entirely forth coming, Oh well maybe i will give another try!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Still in development, limited use with Smart TV

    Posted
    GadgetGuyRon
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    If you already have a smart TV, you can cast YouTube to it w/o Chromecast. Netflix and Hulu work, but Netflix remote control can get lose control with player on TV. Some value to cast single web page from Windows or MAC iOS, but not iPhone or Android mobile devices. Need more application / device support to live up to current marketing hype. Taking mine back to the store.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Works okay

    Posted
    Maknawc
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Very hard to get connected to and linked with device. Each time I plug it into a new TV, I end up having to call Google Tech support to get it linked to my Chromecast on my phone. Drains my phone battery. Have to have my phone plugged into the charger if I want to use it. Would recommend Amazon Fire or Roku with remote over Chromecast.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    Posted
    Joegy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Just save some extra cash from grandma on your birthday and buy Apple TV, it's the second time to give the Google chrome a chance and I end up returning it, if the Apple TV is little bit expensive just remember a freezing cold day when u r already in bed, and u find the Apple TV remote beside you to start watching your favorite shows .

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    not as described

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

    I was told at store that this product would do something that a similar product I own does not, which is mirror what your viewing on phone on tv. it does not, nor was I made aware of the number of steps inclu8ding abandoning the os i'm familiar with. it still does not work and only confuses my network. on top I lost receipt during the shananigans.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    all the hype

    Posted
    qysi

    If you're a heavy youtube and netflix user and don't have any streaming device then I'd say go ahead and make the purchase. But other than that you can't do anything with Chromecast. I have DSL but it's impossible for me to stream whatever I'm playing on the browser to TV. I think a good ol' HDMI cable does a better job.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Flawed, Not for Mac

    Posted
    Lovely13
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Intially I was looking to purchase an Apple TV as opposed to chrome cast but the price difference ultimately pushed me to chrome cast. I simply wanted to use it on a Mac laptop to mirror. This device does not work well in a Mac even though it claims compability. It works great for a couple of hours then disconnects. Returning and getting Apple TV.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend