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Google Chromecast (2013)

Google Chromecast (2013)

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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
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
MaggieL
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
janster5
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
100
Pur3Bolt
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
86
Average user Score
 
90
MaggieL
04.22.15
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
90
janster5
02.22.15
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
100
Pur3Bolt
01.19.15
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
 
80
DLoop
01.03.15
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
100
kingdech
12.12.14
Google Chromecast is a small, well priced and sexy looking piece of kit. It promises hassle free plug and play streaming functionality to your living room TV from a variety of devices such as PC, Tablet and Mobile It leverages your smart phone, tablet or PC to send your favourite shows, movies and music to your TV so you can watch online shows on the big screen rather than the tiny mobile screen. At the time of writing, various online channels such as Youtube, Netflix, BBC, BT Sport and Plex are all supported – but Amazon Prime, 4oD, ITV and Now TV are not yet supported. The other really feature of Chromecast is its ability to allow you to “cast” any Chrome tabs from your computer directly to the TV. This is a great workaround for certain channels which doesn’t have direct Chromecast support. http://zhujin.com/2014/06/google-chromecast/
 
90
brkingsbury
10.06.14
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
90
Gagi007
10.03.14
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
70
brucerray
10.03.14
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
 
100
kirknorth
08.03.14
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
 
80
kenkuhns
07.21.14
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget