I bought this a few years ago and I still love it, use it everyday! It is easy to set up but you have to have WiFi in order to use it. It's the best device out there for you to be able to watch whatever you'd like. You can also add pictures and videos to it. This device does need to be used with a phone/tablet/computer. Once you set it up you can watch YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, listen to music, or whatever you like. Even if the program your using doesn't have the Chromecast extension you can just mirror your screen to your TV. I watch everything with my Chromecast. I do not have cable anymore and I'm so glad!
This device is very cool you can connect it with the TV and Google Home assistant and device Echo Dot and you can control it by voice and by phone over the application is actually a device worth buying
I would recommend this product to all college students
Are you a broke college student not wanting to offer up the extra money for a high end smart television, but also want the availability to stream all your favorite television shows from accounts such as Netflix, Hulu, YouTube or even your parents television provider? Do you lose remotes all the time, yet your phone never leaves your side? If all or one of these is true, then the Google Chromecast is for you. The chromecast is a small compartment that can be attached to any TV, and gives you the ability to stream anything from your phone, directly onto the TV. With apps such as Netflix, Hulu, DirecTV, and YouTube-you will have the opportunity to access and watch all of these on your TV by simply using your phone as a remote.
Ease of Setup:
The setup for the chromecast is a simple, five or so-minute process that involves you plugging the attachment into your TV, downloading the Chromecast App, and following a few simple steps to connect your phone. From there, you are easily able to stream any apps you have on your phone, directly on your TV without having to leave the couch.
Measuring only a few inches in size, the chromecast is a simple plug in that goes in the back of your TV, and removes the need for multiple cords and plug ins taking up your entertainment area. This chromecast will also save you money by removing the need for cable providers in general, and since most college students tend to stray towards sites such as Netflix and Hulu anyways, this product is the perfect adaptation to that.
Often times when streaming onto a TV, the picture quality is not always great. I felt that the chromecast created an extremely quality picture on my TV when I streamed from my phone, and there were no delays in the streaming process.
I strongly recommend the Google Chromecast to any college student or young millennial with a love for entertainment streaming services. This device is the perfect way to adapt into the new industry of television, and
Des Moines, Iowa
Chromecast easy setup with TV
We can use this with other platform as well like PC, Iphone, tablet, TV and androids
This is an pretty good device to have at an excellent price. It will allow you to watch Netflix and other things without having to have to hook anything else to your tv. It is also nice to be able to control it with your pc or even your phone or tablet. The only drawback to it so far is that the cast tab function lags out quite badly if I try to do anything else on my laptop or even go to full screen.
This depends on your internet speed more than anything else.
Ease of Use
could not be easier to use. Plug it it and start using it in a few minutes. All you have to do is get the program downloaded and get the device hooked to your internet then you are good to go.
Works when you want it to except for the cast tab function is slightly buggy. However this feature is still in beta, so it is to be expected.
works with any tv that has an HDMI port. Some restrictions on the other end with some phones and tablets.
The device could use some more services that play through it.
Easy streaming to your HDTV
The Google Chromecast is a very affordable way to stream contents from your mobile deice to your HDTV. Ste up is very fast and easy on your TV, PC and Mobile. It uses your existing wireless network. This is great for people who do not have a smart TV or TV with wi-fi.
The picture can be dark at times but is good overall. Youtube movies that are already dark may be a problem. You are way better off when your using the built in casting available through some streaming sites like Netflix and Hulu. The cast will match the stream.
Ease of Use
Plug it in and install the app, it is that simple. If for any reason it stops working just reset the unit by unplugging the USB power cord and then plug it back in.
Rarely it will lose connection and you have to re-cast. I have noticed the device "stutter" if the bandwidth drops from other devices on the network. Overall the device is stable and I have had very few problems. Any problems that have occurred have been easily fixed by resetting the unit.
Streaming Media: Simplified
It's great to be able to simply open up my laptop to stream media to my laptop. It's small enough to dangle from a keychain when it's not in use, but packs enough power to be useful. Just make sure that your wifi is powerful enough to support it. I just wish that this product would support Ethernet.
Great for watching all T.V. streaming services!
The Chromecast is awesome! I love the fact that a lot of what we watch can be watched on this. We stream it from our laptops, phones and tablets.
The picture quality with a decent connection is really great. We have an HD TV, and the HD quality streaming on this device is seamless!
Ease of Use
Just plug it in and connect! The Chromecast doesn't even come with a user's manual.
The device does periodically disconnect between episodes. This can be troublesome if you just want to watch seamlessly, because you have to reboot it. We've had issues with intermittent disconnection since we purchased the device.
If I didn't have to change episodes manually, this would be a solid ten. That being said, you can pull up almost anything on your device, connect it via the chromecast extension, and it will pull it up on your television. There is a three second delay, though, if it is not a chromecast compatible site. I recommend setting your monitor to projector mode.
The Google Chromecast is almost perfect. You can get it for a very affordable price. It is easy to set up. You simply take it out of the box, and plug it in to the HDMI slot on your TV and follow the instructions. I doubt this will work with older televisions. Like other similar products, you will need a wi fi network connection. You can use it with your phone, tablet, or laptop. I use it with my IPhone 5, Google Nexus 7 tablet, and MacBook Pro. It works great on all 3. You can use it with Google play, Netflix, hulu plus, YouTube, HBO 2 Go and several other apps. The picture quality is great. The sound is coming from the TV, so the sound quality is also great. My only complaint is that this product is not compatible with Amazon Instant Videos. Amazon has such a wide range of videos; it is shame that you can't use the Chromecast to view them. The alternative to streaming from Amazon, is casting a tab. Basically you can see a mirror image of what you are seeing on your laptop. If you really want to stream Amazon Videos, this is not the device for you. The picture quality is not that great and the sound will be coming from your computer, not your Television.
Doesn't work with Amazon Instant Videos
Great for those who don't have a cable subscription
My husband and I have never had a cable subscription and used to watch shows over the internet by hooking up our computers to a television using an hdmi cable. This worked well until our main computer crashed, so we started researching options and came across the Chromebook and Chromecast. We purchased both and were pleasantly surprised. The Chromecast works well with many devices in addition to the Chromebook--including our iPhones, iPad, and iMac. It allows us to watch our television shows and movies quite easily, with a few downfalls, which I will elaborate below.
Because this device works over a wireless network, the images can sometimes break up and get "pixely." I rated this an 8 instead of lower because I think the frequency in which it happens has more to do with our internet speed, a slow 12 mbps, than the devices abilities. I would assume that someone with faster download/upload speeds would not find this to be a frequent issue.
Ease of Use
The Chromecast is super easy to use (as long as you have a compatible TV.) You plug in the Chromecast to you TV, download the app to the device you are casting from, and you are good to go!
Occasionly, the device I am using will not pick up the Chromecast network and I will have to restart either the TV or the device/app or both. This doesn't happen very often though.
The Chromecast works with most devices, but it doesn't work perfectly with all online TV subscriptions. Currently, I believe it works with Netflix, Hulu+, and YouTube. When you are in these programs, you can cast the show/movie and it will show up as full screen on the TV while you continue to use your device for other tasks as normal. (Also, on the iPhone/iPad, these are the only programs it is compatible with.)
With other programs or websites, you can only view the show at full screen if you keep the show/movie at full screen on your device. You cast the browser tab and it will show up on the TV as you see it on your screen. For example, if you cast a tab from FOX.com and make it full screen, you will see it full screen on your TV. When you escape full screen on your device, you escape full screen on your TV. You can still use your device for other activities, but you can't do so while showing the show at full screen on your TV.