The Buyer's Guide

Find it, buy it and tell us how you really feel.

  • Overview
  • Reviews
  • Specs
  • Write a Review
product image
85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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

For just $35, you get a full-fledged media streamer that won't take up much space in your home entertainment center. It's simple to setup, and the new Chromecast app sweetens the deal even further with how easy it is to find new content. Sure it doesn't have 4K support or a real remote control, but its bargain basement price more than makes up for it.

Read Full Review
Pros
  • Inexpensive
  • Compatible with most popular video streaming services
  • Supports dual-band 802.11ac for faster and more reliable WiFi
  • Improved app makes search and discovery easier
Cons
  • Still just 1080p
  • Needs a separate device to act as a remote control
  • Doesn't have native support for Amazon Instant Video

Reviews

80
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 10
See All Reviews

Specs

Key Specs

Type
Audio / video player
Video services
Netflix, Youtube, Other
Video outputs
HDMI
WiFi
Yes

Write a Review

Tip: We recommend logging in before writing a review

Step 1: Rate and comment on specific criteria

Media support
Video quality
Audio quality
Ease of use
Design and form factor

Step 2: Write a detailed review

Tips: Make sure to include your initial thoughts on using the product, any observations and potentially any issues you might have run into while using it.

Step 3: Finalize your product rating and submit your review

We've calculated your overall product rating based on the average of your criteria ratings above. You can adjust this rating by dragging this slider.
Overall Rating
85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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

85
 

Users

Not yet scored
 

User Reviews

There are currently no user reviews associated with this product.

That's okay though because you can add your own review and we'll feature it here.

Write a Review