sothey sell products that last as long as their warranties ....good to know ...will look for something different know
not longer works just after warranty expired will look for an alternative. very disappointed. supposed they are made in china. cant think of ten more words four to go one
The ability to cast a video from youtube or have photos displayed on the TV has never been easier. I can tap a button and have the video be almost immediately streamed onto the TV from YouTube, or Netflix or Stan. It can play music form my selected device. It works even smoother if accompanied by a Google Assistant device such as Google Home Mini
Purchased in September 2017.
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When (If) it works its great
Its a great concept but the execution is the worst as the product barely works, on top of this I went to a support page for a issue I was having (orange flashing light, blank screen) and it simply stated that yes the product had this issue with no suggestions for fixing it or what may have caused it. It drops out every 15min or so when actually casting and I constantly have to monitor where im up to as it doesn't go back to the same time in the program. A HDMI cord for your laptop is a far better alternative and if an alternative product for casting from my phone exists I'm about to go find it and purchase it.
Never works, sub standard compared to Apple tv
I went from an Apple TV, no problems, worked well, to this product that hardly ever connects to me devices. Glitched, that require me everyday to reset the item. The worst desicion I have made, in particular when mirroring. Google company should be ashamed of themselves to have a device that works at low standard. Please do your self a favour and don't buy this product, it's no good.
Stay far away!
My chromecast continues to reboot as I am streaming. I cannot even get in 5 minutes of watch time. This issue started about over a week ago. I rebooted the device as well as did a factory reset and now the problem is even worse! Now I am not even able to connect to the device. I contacted customer support and the representative laughed at my issue and was not sympathetic to my issue. The support agent did not fix my problem and only made me run around the house disconnecting and restarting everything when the issue is with the chromecast itself..., not my wifi or cellphone. I am extremely disappointed in the product as well as the customer service I will not be buying again and will stop everyone from buying this device. I suggest a roku or fire stick. There’s no happy casting with chromecast.
Chromemast device and Google Home (which I use to cast from my Galaxy S9) work together less than 50% of the time. Nothing more frustrating than tech that only works 'sometimes'. I just threw my Chromecast in the trash and uninstalled Google Home. What a waste of $$$ and time.
I can’t believe I didn’t buy it sooner! It makes streaming online soooo much easier to view on your tv. No time for HDMI cables anymore, much easier to stream with the google chrome cast. Love this product!
If you’re thinking of buying it, I completely recommend. Very simple to install and use right away!
2nd Gen.. not the 4K model
We bought the 2nd Generation Chromecast as soon as they released it and later on we bought another 2nd Generation, same as the one we already owned. We got it for a really good price, just $35.
We were at the shops because the 4K (really High Definition) version had just come into the shops and we went in to have a look. We read that it was just for those really High Definition 4K TVs, we don't have one so the extra $15 above the other model's price would just be future proofing for when we buy the big screen TV. Then the sales assistant c...
Was tempted by AppleTV but kept getting suggestions of Chromecast and haven’t regretted it. Works with all our devices, and can be compatible with non Chrome usage with correct tech support. Much much cheaper and works brilliantly, allowing casting of what you choose rather than mirroring of whole screens so the casting device can still be multifunctional. Great buy!
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Unleash the potential - Make your TV smart
Complement my TV, which has very limited capabilities, it is semi smart, but with the chromcast I was able to stream from my phone to the TV, mirror my phone, have my personal photos as screensaver, very useful.
Hardy any problems, may once or twice stalled and needed reset, other than that it is very practical
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The best product from Google
Two things I liked about Chromecast are price and easy set up. Price of Chromecast is very cheap. Anyone can simply set it up with HDMI enabled TV.
Acceding to my experience, Chromecast's WiFi connectivity and reliable are far better than the latest TVs' WiFi connectivity and reliable.
To stream 4K videos, use the Chromecast Ultra,
Buy Apple TV
One of the worst consumer products I've experienced. Bottom line is spend extra money and buy an Apple TV. Apart from the obvious trouble of accessing your phone to pause what you are watching. You are lucky if you can pause or do anything with your phone. Because the chormecast connection is very finicky. If you were lucky to stumble upon a moment when the device is showing on your phone/computer and start streaming. When you want to pause it it simply dissapears from your device. Now you can't pause or do anything with it. It is garbage. I am a very tech savvy person, I have tried everything. To get it working but still it is garbage....The simple truth is..
SPEND THE EXTRA MONEY!
BUY APPLE TV!
BUY APPLE TV!
If you haven't got a smart Tv (and as long it has a HDMI option and you have wifi) defiantly look into google chromecast .
Super easy to set up and very easy to use, your phone is the remote. Fantastic for Netflix and YouTube ect loads fast and clear picture. Only costs around $50. Super happy with the product.
Love it but have problems with it
We have had a basic Warehouse Chromecast now for two years and do love the fact you can watch movies on A big screen. Bit disappointed in it the last few months as it keeps disconnecting from the IPhone and we loose the Chromecast button all the time and when we do get a movie successfully we loose the remote control buttons to stop/play movie at the bottom of the iPhone screen and this happens with every movie. I have tried to resolve this problem but nothing has helped. Not sure the life span of the Chromecast but we are nearly ready to chuck...it and buy a new one. Worth the buy but hope the next one works better. Not sure if this issue is a Netflix error or mine. Review updated August 3rd 2018: Had my Chromecast now for a couple of years for Netflix movies. Use my IPhone 6 as my remote control to my Veon Tv. First year Brilliant and then started to run into problems with it disconnecting nearly every day. Have tried everything to stop this from happening and still have the same drama. I use my Google Home App alongside Netflix App to remote control movies and this works bit better. Our Internet is the best and so wonder if It’s my IPhone that is the problem. Getting a new Tv today so will see if this improves the connection. Wouldn’t be without my Chromecast so will buy a new one if not improved. Maybe I just got a dud but it’s still working with a lot of fiddling. Watch movies most days with slight interruptions. Review updated August 16th 2018: Second Chromecast I’ve used as first one was faulty so I thought. Second one was great for the first couple of weeks then it started having problems like the first Chromecast with Chromecast button disappearing while playing movie and so couldn’t use my IPhone as the remote control which is a pain. My internet Wi Fi is great so do not understand why this happens and was suggested to get a Wi Fi extender which will help Wi Fi to extend to a larger area and help app equipment to work better, apparently these are $200 so bit expensive but good if you have poor WiFi to part of your home... What helps when you loose Chromecast Icon” is to have “Google Home” App and use your set up “Playing Netflix” Remote Control, use this as it works well when you can’t use the Netflix page remote. I’m getting a “Smart Tv” this week so can’t wait to put away my Chromecast as it is not worth the worry and just use the Netflix App provided.
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This is amazing
Hi I bought this last week. It is easy to use and compatible with my two smart phones. I can watch movies from YouTube, net flix and other apps. But the only problem is you can’t stream through internet browser. So I’m giving it 4 stars out of 5. Cheers
Does what its made for but
Hi the Chromecast is a simple connect to HDMI and sets up using Google Home App.
It operates fine for streaming from PC, Android Phone or tablet for screen mirroring. It has a few freebie trials in the app. It does have some lag on voice versus lip movement. However I have found if you are out and about and hotspot from your phone you need a 2nd phone, tablet or PC available to stream from as the Chromecast needs a wifi network and has trouble linking to the phone you hotspot from. So if I hotspot on my phone & PC on the phones Wifi link I ca...
Best technology for Wifi Streaming
Far better than other streaming devices out there. Really easy to install and stream from any device rehardless of android or IOS. I have streamed from my various laptops too. It will be good if it does have usb inbuilt to it to play data from usb on old tv's.
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Questions & Answers
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.
I can't get guest mode to work at all. I have downloaded the update of Google Home App. Looks different.
My TV shows the PIN on the screen, which we assume means a guest who doesn't have access to our wifi password but can see the PIN on the monitor, will be able to CAST (mirror) their screen to our TV.
But it doesn't find any compatible devices for them to cast to unlessvthey are already connected to our wifi.
I might try rebooting the Chromecast
My Chromecast is showing on my tv but can’t find it on my iPhone to connect them. How do I get the to connect?
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