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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 1417 reviews

96%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not Super Impressed

    Posted
    ScottD
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    I initially bought this to cast video fro my iPad to my 75” Samsung and to add power on/off control to my Google Home. Google Home will turn the TV on (through the Chromecast), however it won’t turn it off unless you first manually switch to the HDMI input that Chromecast is connected to. This defeats the purpose of voice control. I expected the video casting and screen mirroring to be better quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Is OK

    Posted
    Yuri
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    It is second Chromecast device for me. Previous got broken, but I got used it for several years. Bought new version to replace. As the replacement is OK. Problem:YouTube as source of streaming works well. But did not find a way to stream from Internet brousers or just as screen copy. I do it from my iPad Pro. Recommend just within this limitations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not for use without wifi (iPhone)!

    Posted
    ja7mz
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    I had a very specific purpose for getting this device which would have worked, but Google requires a wifi connection to use the chromecast with iPad or iPhone. Because of this one small (HUGE) technical issue, I had to return it, as it was otherwise a useless Keychain dongle. I can't really recommend it, as I didn't use it for its intended purpose.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's ok

    Posted
    Timothy
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    It streams ok when the app or program supports it. Unfortunately there in-lies the problem, not every app supports stream casting especially from a computer and there isn't an easy way to just stream your desktop or home screen (at least from an Apple Device). If you're an android/google home I am certain it would do great for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good product if...

    Posted
    Terry
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    If your buying this for yourself or someone make sure if your buying from America it isnt going to leave. You can only use this if you bought it from the country you live in. I bought one in America for my granddaughter in canada and had to return abs by one in canada. Something with the wifi setup

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Easy to setup, not feature rich

    Posted
    JoeyFL
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    Installed very easily, but not as feature rich as I thought it would be. Expected it to have more functionality to download apps and stream, but it works strictly as a streaming receiver to send video/audio from my phone or laptop. Managing streams from YouTube can be a little rough.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Loosing it's charm with 3rd Gen

    Posted
    Pavan
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    When Google launched the 1st Gen Chromecast I was amazed with how good this small dongle would do but now with 3rd Gen at $35 for a 1080p resolution! Where as other streaming dongles such as Roku and fire stick providing a 4k UHD at this price. Google must really think it's strategy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It Works

    Posted
    Steve
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    My wife wanted this for her favorite TV shows. After setup and using it for a few days she was not satisfied with the it's functions and felt it didn't give her the variety she wanted. Now, there wasn't any problems with the Chromecast, it works it just didn't work for her.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not supported by lots of apps on Apple

    Posted
    Diii
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    I have YouTube, Netflix and all these apps on my Tv already. I just need it to cast videos from my iPhone. However, lots of apps cannot find the Chromecast. I bought it with the Google Home Mini since I can get bundle discount. Now it looks like the Mini is much more useful!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Still on the fence...

    Posted
    ElEl
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    Not sure of this device will actually work how we thought. It's plugged into the TV, but the TV still has to be turned on, volume adjusted & turned off via the TV remote. The tech suggested a Logitech Harmony Elite as a solution but not tried yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    No use for me

    Posted
    iWonder
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    I have iPhones and Apple TV. This becomes absolutely no use. Can’t believe chrome on iPhone is not supported. Turn on/off TV via voice through google home doesn’t work most of time. I bought it just try to use these 2 functions and they don’t work.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Very Easy to use

    Posted
    DayZhaVoo
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    Bought for my kids room It works very well. I didn't know you need to set it up with your gmail account. This is the only thing i don't like. The remote control is your cell phone, so be mindful of this when you purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Same different style

    Posted
    Best
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    I have the older model and recently purchased the newer model and they work the same, just different styles. You’ll be fine if you purchase the older models, you’ll save money. Above all I like it. Wish it was cordless though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Finally works

    Posted
    Bulldog
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    The chromecast is very good . I have another that I also use. I would have given this review 5 stars except you must use google home. This new unit is working fine but I must now get the older unit so I can use it again

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Difficult to Navigate

    Posted
    Sylangel
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    Bought this for myself to use in family room I can honestly say I don’t know what the hype is it’s not for me and difficult to use. Great price bought an extra as a gift I hope they like it more then I did!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Didn’t work with older tv

    Posted
    NotaTechie
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    I have an older tv and thought this was perfect. Installed but it never completed the install. I believe it’s due to my tv so I can’t really say. However, it was easy to start the install!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Casting

    Posted
    Thall
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    Only good if you want to cast video off of your computer or phone. Was thinking there was apps like the fire stick but there isn’t. I like how it goes works with out any flaws with the google homes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good but not easy to use it

    Posted
    JPB85
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    This item its good but its difficult to take all of it. The system is not friendly, but its a good product if you have google home. must of the apps like Netflix already comes with the Tv.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    issue with amazon prive

    Posted
    Mb202576
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    works great for YouTube and other apps.. easy install and setup - but not Amazon Prime! has been a pain to deal with - getting it configured properly ( for Prime) has been hard.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Isnt reliable

    Posted
    LFox
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    Only works some of the time. I have a Samsung Note 8 which doesnt work well at all with device, not optimized enough, a thousand dollar phone. Tablet doesnt either

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend