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Google Chromecast (2015)

85
Engadget
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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.

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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.

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
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Audio quality

83
 

Media support

80
 

Video quality

83
 

Design and form factor

78
 

Ease of use

80
 

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