13Google Chromecast

Google Chromecast

13Google Chromecast

193 reviews

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193 reviews
Mark F.
Mark F.11 posts
  3rd Generation

Very unstable

Have to reset it all the time, very frustrating when watch a movie Show details
Rachel6 posts
  3rd Generation

Turn any tv into a smart tv

Chromecast is fantastic to turn your tv into a smart tv
You can download free to air tv channels on your phone and stream to your tv
You need to set up a google account to be able to operate Show details
Pete K.
Pete K.5 posts
  3rd Generation

Commercial after Commercial

Commercial after Commercial
If you love commercials this is for you
Chromecast has more commercials than Commercial Television Show details
K M.
K M.Sydney Surrounds, NSW29 posts
  3rd Generation

unnecessary automatic volume control

why is it every time i turn it on i have to turn it up to hear it at all then it ramps up to loud and i have to turn it back down to where it was originally. the remote contols shape makes it neary impossible for me to pick it up without pressing buttons, flipping upside down in my hand or dropping
Jay C.
Jay C.3 posts

Guest network deleted - why would you do it!!!

I purchased a 4k Chromecast two days ago so we can wirelessly cast to a screen in our office. This has been one of the best features of Chromecast so people don't necessarily have to access your company network yo cast. This worked when I first setup then the unit did upgrades and guest disappeared, i contacted Google support(who to be fair were amazing) who told me the function was removed two weeks ago. Google what are you doing deleting established functionality from your products, please reinstate this!!. Show details
Pat M.
Pat M.
  3rd Generation


ChromeCast is just a peice of S H I T !
Having to reset it every 3 videos is a bloody joke !
Google engineers are totally screwed up on drugs with the way have set this up !
Look for for a better option is all I can say .
Not happy Jan ! Show details
Chris L.
Chris L.South East Queensland, QLD4 posts
  3rd Generation

Great when it works but crashes a lot

I never had an issue with the first gen but this latest is full of glitches. It crashes and you have to factory reset which takes around 20 minutes if you sitting there trying to get your phone to communicate with the thing also the remote is terrible. It’s like a bar of soap and slips falls. Buttons are so sensitive that you end up exiting what your watching by accident as soon as you touch it. Show details
ripcantrellPerth, WA40 posts
  3rd Generation

A pain in the neck to set up

I bought this product from retravision and unless the wifi/hot spot signal is of a very high strength, it will not set up. You can literally spend hours trying to set this crap product up.

Stick to watching things on your tablet if the signal is poor instead of wasting an evening. Show details

ShakiraGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC2 posts
  3rd Generation


I bought this off of Amazon (the chromecast with Google TV - HD for $59) and i wasn't sure whether or not to buy it but it is the best thing I've bought off amazon. I've been using it for weeks now, it works beautifully, I can watch Netflix, YouTube, listen to Spotify, search things up like the weather, time. It even let's you create your own custom screen saver. I have an old TV that I plugged it into and the quality is really good, for 1080p. I wouldn't recommend buying the 4k chromecast version if u don't have a 4k TV, as long as it has an HDMI port the 1080p one is extremely good as it is. It's also really small and easy to use/transport.
Paul18 posts
  3rd Generation

Crap unit buy something else

Another paperweight with Google on it, google home on the tablet can find it but can you connect to yeah goodluck with that. Show details
Jay2 posts

Disconnects constantly

Frustrating. There has to be better products available, please research and vote with your wallet. As soon as I have the money I’ll be finding an alternative
Quality matters
Quality mattersMelbourne7 posts
  3rd Generation

Absolute rubbish

I had a gen for years that never failed until recently. I decided to upgrade and get the latest version and it's been absolute trash. The amount of times you have to unplug this piece of crap and restart is insane
PatrickSydney, NSW7 posts
  3rd Generation

Great way to connect to non smart TV

I have the first generation one very easy to connect non smart TV or even mirroring TV away better connection and quality, Down side still use old style Samsung cable power cord also Google home apps is not easy to use for some people they not understand new technology. Show details
Love St Kilda
Love St KildaPerth, WA22 posts
  3rd Generation

Wish I could give it minus 5 stars

This product is incredibly difficult to set up. I spent 4 hours and still couldn't do it. It's supposed to need wi-fi, but Google Home also wants me to pair it by Bluetooth. It won't pair- a message says 'an app is needed to pair this' ‍ Hang on, Google Home IS the app! Catch-22 !!! I tried everything in Google Home Help. I hate this product and it's ruined me. Show details
Done and Dusted
Done and DustedSydney, NSW7 posts
  3rd Generation

Questions & Answers

Leigh L.
Leigh L. · Chromecast

How do I get SBS on my new google Chromecast with google tv? I thought I selected it from Apps menu on install but it’s not appearing now on available apps...?

john · Chromecast 3rd Generation (2018)

why when I use the device to watch SBS on demand does it sometimes cut the start of the show, and why is it that all the other providers such as I view, does not seem to have this problem. what do I need to do to fix this irritating problem

Fired Up
Fired Up  

Contact the company obviously

ilias K.
ilias K. · Chromecast 2nd Generation (2016)

I would to ask if when you mirror your screen to the tv, does it use the wifi on your mobile. I would like to mirror my screen to tv and then use the wifi to surf the internet (google maps, a browser page or anything else). So is the wifi free to browse the internet while mirroring your screen?

And now there is also a guest mode. So you can mirror your screen lets say in a hotel without using wifi. Is again your wifi free to surf the internet while doing this? Thanks


When setting Chromecast up it asks you which wifi you want to connect to ? I only have one that connects and does it all, home installed wifi where all products identify and log to - hope this helps.

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CategoryNetworked Media PlayersNetworked Media PlayersNetworked Media Players
App StoreGoogle PlayGoogle PlayGoogle Play
Netflix App CompatibleYesYesYes
SD Card SlotNoNoNo
Price (RRP)$59$59$49
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