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Google - Chromecast Ultra 4K Streaming Media Player - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 3559 reviews

93%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

Rating 3.7 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Use all time cell and tablet

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    Jhonything
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    Poor in play store many app not compatible and my like remote external

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Was cool at first

    Posted
    Sean
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    But has issues with connectivity, not having an on screen menu and remote is alot more uncomfortable then I had thought

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Very limited

    Posted
    Ivcast
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    Better get an amazon fire tv, no options and no remote control

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Awesome 4K, but only allows smart phone remote

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    Nufram
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    Great 4K, but disappointed by the smart phone app based remote and lack of integration ability with my Harmony remote system and lack of physical remote compatibility.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    There's better casting out there

    Posted
    Mike
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    With TVs now including casting and better competition out there, I don't use the Chromecast like I thought I would. It does what you would look for, but a lack of a remote really hurts it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    Posted
    Sumanth
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    The casting from mobile to tv is fast and also integrates well with the google mini. The only concern was no remote and had to use the mobile app all the time but with google mini, you can control it verbally now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So easy

    Posted
    Jess
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    This works great with my google home. Now I don't have to touch a remote at all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Ok device...

    Posted
    jhnchr
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    The experience is ok but could be better with a remote. All operating is cumbersome.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product, integrates with everything

    Posted
    Mismyname
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    I use this product with my Google Home and it works seamlessly. Only downside is that there is no remote and limited functionality when watching videos.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not Your Conventional Streaming Device

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    Tommy
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    This requires a phone, tablet or PC too operate and it does not come with a remote. That being said it works like a charm. It seamlessly casts from your phone and is great for showing friends your photos on your phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    4K QUALITY CASTING

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    Chrod
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    I got this device to be able to cast in ultra HD which is exactly what it does. I've never had issues with it. Easiest and fastest way to cast something from your phone to TV and better than browsing everything from your smart TV which takes a whole lot longer when doing it thru your remote control.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Product no Problems

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    Bdub
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    Bought 2 for upstairs. Router is downstairs and seems to work great for us. We loose remotes but not our phones which we use as remotes for this, works great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Forgetaboutit.

    Posted
    TherealDonald
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    Lousy instructions and no remote. I returned item and bought a Roku Premiere Plus which works very well selecting games from the NHL. Remote is excellent.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good streaming/casting device

    Posted
    yogi
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    Its good , could be better, the functionality is good. Their interface is poor and you have to have a controller to stream unlike something like Roku which is independent of any controller and can run by itself and costs almost same. I do admire the HDR and 4K quality of this little device and it has Ethernet port too. While the interface can be improved significantly it's a good device.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wifi connection at its full potential.

    Posted
    Alan
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    I've been looking for a remote for my sound system to control the volume but Chrome cast does it pretty decently so no longer looking for a remote. Has a lot functions like screen savers and the different apps you can pretty much view anything. Pros: able to connect to all of the tv streaming apps except for Amazon... Cons: not sure if its my phone that sometimes it will disconnect from my wifi after a while of no use (would have to restart the app on my phone and connect again to get connectivity once more to the chrome cast. @@@@@@@

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Picture Quality is Great

    Posted
    kevin
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    The picture quality is great, certainly as compared to other devices like AppleTV. It holds the stream extremely well but without a definitive remote, you have to get used to using your phone and it is not as good as a tactile device. But the speed, functionality of the Chromecast is great. Is it worth an upgrade? Only if you need a 2nd one in your house.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent device but with some caveats!

    Posted
    MKG1
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    Before writing the review I should tell you that I have been using FireTV Gen1 for a while with plex app installed and chromecast is an addition to the family. It is very easy to install and works great as claimed but you can not the amazon app on it. This does not comes with a remote hence it is truly just a casting device without remote. If you are looking for a Media center device then I would not recommend this device instead I would recommend Amazon Fire TV. If you are just looking to cast screen then this works good and I would recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect solution to stream from computer/laptop

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    bryanwi09
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    Connects to TV with ease and has built in Ethernet port. Use this primarily in a conference room for employees to connect to for streaming purposes during conference. Has multiple options for streaming, entire desktop, screen or tab. Less experienced users would find this easy to use once they have Chrome and know how to Cast using chrome. Also, used this personally to stream Google Services like YouTube TV which is an amazing service. Cons: No remote, have to use your phone or computer to control.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    ok, but not capable enough

    Posted
    csandleben
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    Put this on a TV that was already tagged as "smart" by Vizio but not compatible with a Google Home device. We are able to "ChromeCast" to the TV but it will drop signal from time to time. That causes us to reset the ChromeCast "puck" but unplugging it. It is nice to tell Google to start netflix or youtube on my TV but it is not enough in that google cannot seem to manage Hulu or other content providers at this time. It also can't switch my Vizio TV from one HDMI to the Chromecast HDMI without my intervention with the remote. Voice control with Google, while "neat" is not mature enough yet.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Can save money with HULU with Live TV

    Posted
    Scote
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    I have Hulu with Live TV at two homes. When I moved between houses, I would have to declare as a new "home". You only get to do this 4 times a year. I was ready to subscribe at two locations, when I heard about Chromecast. I installed it at my second home and don't need to subscribe at both homes. Chromecast makes you use your phone as your remote, which is a little clunky, but it saves me $45 a month! I'll take clunky.

    I would recommend this to a friend