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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 2356 reviews

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Takes some getting used to

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    Nalo50
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    I’ve been using the Amazon Fire TV devise so this was experience for me. I like the fact that you can use your phone or table to search and play videos from YouTube and movie streaming sites. It’s faster then using a remote that comes with most dedicated devises. I found it a little frustrating in the beginning but once I got used to it I was happy that I made the purchase. It’s better to create a play list in YouTube so you don’t have to keep going back to your phone to select something else to watch especially if you are doing other things while the TV is playing. I’ve used it to stream Netflix and a few other services. Amazon doesn’t seem to be available so that’s something to think about if you have that available. Fairly easy to install but you will need to read the directions guys or you will find numerous dead ends. I have used this for travel and it worked great and reliably. I Recommend this for travel and if you are a big YouTube watcher.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Product: A little Annoying for Public use

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    Smgjng1
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    It is a good product, but I prefer something that is always available for use versus having to use my phone or device to make it work. Right now, I have to install the apps on my personal device to “cast” to the tv. So, it becomes a bit annoying. I am sure it will serve up more positives maybe once I get used to it, but initially, I prefer a remote and a device that stores the app, and isn’t be casted from my devices like my phone. It I have a closed network, people can’t use the device- I think. Kind of dumb. I want it to work for all with having to cast from my device. This way, it’s available to guests/everyone who has the remote in their hand. I would recommend it to another person, but I would ask them what their goal was for picking it first and foremost. It’s a preference thing, I guess.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Streaming from Sony

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    Frothe48
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    Purchased this on a rainy day, and wanted to stream from my Sony Xperia ™ XA Ultra mobile phone. Set-up wasn't as simple as it should, and streaming at times is choppy. I believe it has had an OTA update as it would disconnect unexpectedly, but that has improved. Connected to a Sony Bravia ™ 32" television that is basic, so Chromecast made it so I can utilize my television more. I don't watch much television at all, so watching YouTube, BritBox and even emails thrown from my mobile phone just makes me appreciate this technology.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Limited Review Experience

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    DaveC
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    The Chromecast was easy enough to set-up. It plays the YouTube videos from my Samsung Galaxy 9+ phone's source onto the Television. The clarity of the resulting images and videos are acceptable. The sound quality is fine as well. Not a bad option when playing the phone's content to a room full of people. Although the television knows to switch to the proper input device channel when content begins playing, the setting needs to be manually changed once finished with Chromecasting - a limitation no doubt of the other components I am using with it (XBox One, DVR, etc) Good job, Google!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy Installation and Excellent Streaming

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    Shawn
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    I had been on a search for a decent streaming device that I could use to stream the media content from phone or an iPad and I found a perfect match for my needs in the form of a 2018 refresh of Google Chromecast. Swaying away from the design cues of a previous version of Chromecast with a new logo and a matte finish it looks neat. With addition of Bluetooth and 1080P with 60 fps with a better WiFi connectivity. If you are looking for 4K go for the ultra model but if not this would suffice all the other needs for streaming.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works almost like advertised

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    Croquettiedye
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    A handy gadget. Works well on netflix most of the time. Needs a pretty strong signal. It's a bit blocked by the TV itself. Mine didn't come with the extension I've heard about. I have an older android moto 3 phone. Netflix works on that but it won't cast you tube too well or pics from the phone. I know it's as much the phone's fault but keep it in mind if you expect chromecast to cast like it does in the commercials. Works a bit better with a new chromebook but still depends on the strength of the signal at the time.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Streams well! A remote can be a plus if added?

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    Clicks4uphotography
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    Simple, small HDMI connecting device! Its almost been 6 months now buying the chromecast device and even after using it every day, never had any issue. The initial setup took a little while to understand the steps, but it is all worth it. My friend asked me to purchase it just to use while their parents were visiting us, but now we ended up using it everyday. One downside is that it doesn't come with a remote, compared with other similar products in the market place.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use

    Posted
    BEF05
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    I’m still playing around with it but I use it to watch YouTube tv with a subscription. Also if you have satellite service you can’t watch any of the premium channels like HBO using your password you must have a separate subscription. Pairs great with google home or mini. The only thing I don’t like is that it has to be plugged in separately for power. The hdmi cord does not charge it and it has to plug into the usb on the tv or an outlet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for very specific uses

    Posted
    Seanm57
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    I purchased a Chromecast for one reason. To cast the Oculus Quest VR headset to the TV so everyone in the room can see what’s happening in the Vr world. For this use, the Chromecast works well. There is some latency as expected. So what the person is doing in VR is a second ahead of what you see on the TV. Still better than nothing though. As a media consumption device, I’d look for something else like Roku.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product with easy operation.

    Posted
    atsiii
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    The Google Cast does just what we wanted. Picture and speed are fine. My only complaint is that I could not set it up using my Windows laptop. After calling support, they said it must be set up with a smart phone/Google Home App. I choose to live my life without owning a smart phone, so my wife had to set it up for us. After that, it works great from my laptop and from my wife's iPad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for DIY projects

    Posted
    Ankit
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    I had a broken laptop lying around. So I salvaged its LCD, connected it to a control board and used it as a secondary monitor. Later bought a chrome case. Now i own a smart TV. In a market where casting devices are inbuilt into the LEDs these days, I believe the cast devices are meant for cheap DIY products like these and its works like a charm. Having it with a google home devices as a partner enhances the experience greatly. I would totally recommend this.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Chrome Cast does an adequate job.

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    Tired
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    Chrome Cast does exactly what the name implies. It cast an image from your computer to the T.V. when you are on the internet and using Google Chrome. It does not cast an image of anything else one might have on your computer screen. In other words, it's great if you are using Google Chrome and have an active internet connection. Otherwise, it is ineffective for other items saved on your hard drive or to cast a DVD to the T.V. .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Product

    Posted
    Oscar
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    I think its a great product, but I wish it on some there are some streaming platforms it doesnt autoplay it suddenly stops after the episode, I dont know if this has to do with the platform or the device settings itself. Overall great product would recommend if you are a google user. FYI - This product only allows you to stream, the apps/streaming platforms are not built in the device sadly. Thus the 4 star.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good value for the price

    Posted
    Timm
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    So I did not realize that the Chromecast did not come with a remote. For whatever reason, I'm not a big fan of using my personal cell as a remote control for AV related items. The interface is simple, but sometimes difficult to locate different sources/action items. I primarily use my chromecast to cast my screen to my projector. It performs well in that regard. I'd rate it 5 stars if it included even a cheap little remote!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Always wanted one of these!

    Posted
    Hedgehog182
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    It went on sale, so I grabbed it! Easy set up, and a nice clear picture. A nice addition to anyone's entertainment set up. But you should be aware that not everything could cast. I got it to cast the movies on my iPad. It will not work from the iOS environment! But all was not lost. Some Apps and Browsers WILL let you cast from there. So if you don't have one... it's worth it to get one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Recommend if you liek the Google environment

    Posted
    HR43
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    This was purchased as a gift for someone who wanted to wirelessly cast to the TV the contents of different laptops. It works but it obviously depends on the wifi signal strenght. While it is good for all other uses, like entertainment, Im deducting a star because of this issue, maybe it could be more powerful in transmitting wireless content streams.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, not as good as HDMI connect.

    Posted
    Eric
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    This would get five stars if you can screen mirror everything. The wireless screen mirroring is great. But unlike HDMI connect. You aren't able to screen mirror everything. Also in places like the hospital. HDMI connect works. This will not work at all. That goes for all Wireless screen mirroring devices I have tried. I wish they would bring back HDMI cable compatibility and the Samsung Galaxy line.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    cheap option for old tv

    Posted
    DHCrocks
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    this is a good cheap option for old TV's that are not smart. I use this to watch youtube on the tv and it works great. I'm not sure if this is for all TVs but when I send the cast from my phone it automatically switches to the chromecast from the cable input so its really convenient and simple to use. I wish it was faster to respond as there is a lag, but other then that it works great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Its not bad, but

    Posted
    stevo
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    Depending on why you buy it, its good or buggy. I use for casting movies and internet web videos from my pc. Using chrome is iffy for video files. It only works with mp4 mostly and buggy at that. VLC can cast and mostly works, but also buggy at times. Website videos like NBC and etc.., those work very well. Phone mirroring is quite useful too. You need decent internet and router.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Neat way to stream

    Posted
    Roscoe
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    I've previously used a Fire Stick to stream different services, mostly Hulu. I travel a fair amount, and for whatever reason, the Fire Stick wouldn't let me stream Hulu away from my primary residence. However, with a Chromecast you can stream any content from your phone to the TV. This is a great option to be able to watch Hulu away from home.

    I would recommend this to a friend