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84 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Chromecast is an easy way to stream internet video to your TV from almost any source. With a price of just $35 it's a bona fide steal.

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Pros
  • Inexpensive
  • Simple and easy to set up
  • App implementation is slick and easy to use
Cons
  • Limited app support for now
  • Chrome browser casting is a less-than-ideal UX and requires fairly new computer hardware to stream in HD

Reviews

82
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 23
86
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 75
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Audio / video player
Video services
YouTube
Video outputs
HDMI
WiFi
Yes
Ethernet
None

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84 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

84
 

User Reviews

90
Vance
Short review: for the price, this is a no-brainer. Buy it.We have a Roku, an...read more
80
nkline
Great device. Excellent for the price. I got it with a Netflix promo code which...read more
80
TheLivingKing2
This is a good start for Google but the Chrome cast needs more support and features....read more
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