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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 2352 reviews

96%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just okay

    Posted
    techytrekkie
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    I bought this with the intention of being able to cast images/videos from my phone to the tv, and for that it works great! Pros: - Simple to set up. - Device Mirror works very well. - Pairs with my Google Home device (see Cons) Cons: - Other than mirroring my device, I don't see a reason to justify the $35 cost. - Requires external power unless using the TV's USB port. The only downfall to this is the device doesn't come with a smaller power cable. You'll have to use the 3ft cable it came with to make the connection usually inches away. - I've had finicky success using Google Home with this. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Overall, it does what I need it to do. I just don't agree with the solid $35 price point for something that can be done with a simple cable connected to your phone.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Personally 5 Stars, For Consumers Reading, Meh

    Posted
    Jonathan
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    I have a Moto X4, which means I have an Android. To say that having an Android is better is a bit of an understatement. This streaming device pretty much lives for using with an Android. Few milliseconds casting time, having immediate support with Android apps, etc. This will still work with an iPhone! But frankly, if you use an iPhone, you are better off getting a Roku stick, unless your Chromecast is connecting to a Google Home setup. The device does not have any display settings, and so if ythe screen takes up too much estate or not enough, you're out of luck besides what your TV itself can adjust.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not as versatile as Amazon FireTV products

    Posted
    Sakic555
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    I bought a Chromecast on a whim because I love tech. The response times for most apps to stream were fairly quick but I notice there can be many errors, likely due to phone apps not being 100% compatible. I'd recommend this purchase if you have a non-smart TV or travel a lot. However, for the price point the Amazon streaming products are a better value as you can get almost everything the chromecast does plus every other streaming platform you could want.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good Device for TVs

    Posted
    TopNotch18
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    Much faster device than the 1st generation. Can actually use to view YouTube Tv!!!! Most Smart TVs don’t have the YouTube Tv. This is very important if you pay for that subscription! Hope the next generation device, comes without a power cord. Didn’t see the need for it! Guess it’s all part of the plan to keep us ( the consumer) to keep spending $$!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great for streaming

    Posted
    Golfaficionado
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    My Apple TV was getting outdated and had difficulties connecting to my new iPad. The new Apple TVs are a little pricey, so I thought I’d give the chrome cast a try. This thing is awesome. It connects to my iPad quickly and has great picture quality. The only reason I’m giving it 3 stars because I have to use google home and I don’t like the fact that google knows what I’m streaming.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Interface

    Posted
    Gabby
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    The idea is ok, but the interface doesn’t work too well. They should upgrade the features to make it a better user experience. Pandora freezes a lot and casting is hard to get to work. When it does, it is hard to get it to stop. To mirror, you have to download another app. Comcast blocks casting and mirroring from a phone app. Disappointing user experience so I returned the item.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • 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 to replace DVR

    Posted
    KTink
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    This chromecast is my replacement for a bedroom DVR that was not used frequently. The chromecast is not as easy to use as the Amazon fire stick that I have in another room. Must have phone with me to “cast”. Wish I had bought another fire stick! Only recommending if you always have your phone with you!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Chromecast not easy for novice

    Posted
    BettyBee
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    I admit I'm a novice. I had to download four apps before I could get the dongle to work at all. I'm able to stream games from WatchESPN, but I still have trouble trying to get videos from my phone to the TV. I think I could have accomplished watching the games with a less expensive dongle.

    No, I would not 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

    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

    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

    Requires too many reboots

    Posted
    Shishi
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    The device works fine... when it works. However almost every time - when I want to start casting - there is a need to disconnect it from power and connect again - otherwise the casting device does not succeed to connect to it. Unclear why.

    No, I would not 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

    Ok for the Price!

    Posted
    Calispook
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    The Chromecast is a good product but the screen projections are not great. I have also had to perform a hard reset a few times. Set up is quick, but you cant switch between wifi networks if you have two or more routers like I do.

    I would 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