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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 2109 reviews

96%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not as versatile as Amazon FireTV products

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    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

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    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

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

    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

  • 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

    Could be better

    Posted
    John
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    First off, there is nothing wrong with this product. I really enjoyed the way I could control it with my google home mini, my only complaint and the reason I returned is because the picture quality never really got crisp.

    I would 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