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Google Chromecast (1st gen, 2013)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16560 reviews of Google Chromecast (1st gen, 2013). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the video and design. The size and price also get good feedback. There are some negative comments about the remote control and reliability. Comments are divided on the software.

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reliability, remote control

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Google Chromecast (1st gen, 2013) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Google Chromecast (1st gen, 2013)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 266 user reviews of Google Chromecast (1st gen, 2013) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size and design. The price and usability also get good comments, but reviews are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2022

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Google Chromecast (1st gen, 2013)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6541 user reviews of Google Chromecast (1st gen, 2013) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Views about the size and design are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good feedback. Many are negative about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

reliability

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2022

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

How to set up and use Google Chromecast

 

Use this small HDMI dongle to get YouTube and other Google content onto the big screen

Small and easy to install ; Best suited for streaming YouTube content to a TV

Not a good solution for streaming locally stored video files

If you've always found it a chore to watch YouTube videos on your TV, the Google Chromecast is a neat solution. It simply plugs into an HDMI port on your TV, and receives YouTube content that you send to it from your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

May, 2014

Expert review by : Susie Ochs (goodgearguide.com.au)

Google Chromecast media streamer

 

Google's media streamer is a little prone to crashes, but when it works, it delivers a blockbuster experience

Small, simple, cheap

Needs power over USB (no MHL)

Google’s newest wireless gadget, the Chromecast dongle, promises to bridge the gap between the small screen of your mobile device and the big screen of your TV. It’s cheap, simple, and doesn’t include another layer of unnecessary services for you to...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com.au)

Google Chromecast review: Cheap, tiny streamer continues to innovate

 

Boasting improved Wi-Fi access and a funky new design, Google popular streamer is back and better than ever, for the same low price. But is it good enough to fulfill your everyday Netflix fix?

The Google Chromecast is a dirt-cheap wireless video dongle that streams Netflix, YouTube, Spotify, Pandora, HBO Now and thousands of other apps and games to your TV using an Android or Apple phone or tablet, or a PC, as the controller. Its small size...

The lack of a dedicated remote means you always need a smartphone, tablet or PC nearby to use it. Slightly more expensive boxes and sticks, with their physical remotes, tactile buttons and onscreen displays, are more convenient to use. The only way to...

The innovative Chromecast might be the ultimate living-room accessory for your phone or tablet, but more traditional streaming devices deliver a better streaming experience.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Adam Turner (macworld.com.au)

Google Chromecast

 

A very different beast to the Apple TV, Google's tiny streaming media stick brings a wealth of internet video services to your television.

Access to more video services than Apple TV

No remote control

If you’re an Android owner secretly jealous of the AirPlay ecosystem, then Google’s Chromecast is the lounge room companion you’ve been waiting for. But even the Apple faithful may appreciate the Chromecast’s ability to bring non-Apple content to the...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (gizmodo.com.au)

Google Chromecast: Australian Review

 

There's always something that you've seen on the Internet that you want to show your friends; there's always some video or music on your Android phone that deserves a wider audience. Google Chromecast easily and simply enables that — it doesn't do much...

Do you have an empty HDMI port in your TV and a spare USB port for power? Do you have an Android phone, do you like YouTube, or do you use Chrome? Then yes, of course you should buy the Chromecast. Even if it sits dormant for most of its life, the...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Sam Kieldsen (crn.com.au)

First look: Google Chromecast

 

Google takes a tilt at the loungeroom.

We're seriously impressed.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by (macworld.com.au)

Google’s Chromecast

 

Low cost; cross-platform: works with Android, iOS, Chrome OS, Mac and Windows; lets you put nearly any online video on your TV; small form factor, very portable

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Expert review by : Stephen Dawson (avhub.com.au)

Google Chromecast REVIEW

 

Google's Chromecast is locked to 60Hz, but at $49 it's hard to resist

This unit is ideal for someone who has a non-smart TV but would like to easily and inexpensively stream media from an Android or iOS tablet or phone to it. Those who already have Smart TVs will benefit little. And those who would like to stream...

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Easy to use

 

Works perfectly. But took me a while to figure out how to set it up. Set up is not an easy job as it supposes to. After set up, it works well with both my phone and pad. Really make life easy to watch youtube. Price is reasonable. Worth to buy one!

Aug, 2017

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Solid performer

 

Bought the 2nd Generation Google Chromecast to be able to plug into my TV, rather than purchase a smart TV. Use it for watching Netflix most of the time, by linking to my IOS device. It integrates seamlessly to the Google Home and is able to show you...

Jul, 2017

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