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Chromecast 2015 Review Roundup

Chromecast (2015) improves slightly over the original, mainly adding faster Wi-Fi. But there is little reason to buy if you already have the older model since the new software upgrades work with both old and new devices. Then again it is only $35.

Consenus

The 2nd generation Google Chromecast is still $35 and it remains the easiest and cheapest way to watch video from your laptop, smartphone or tablet on your TV.

4.08 out of 5

Average Overall Rating

★★★★★★★★★★

4.08 out of 5 stars (3 reviews)

Critics Reviews (Around the Web)

The new version adds dual-band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz), which cuts down on lag and buffering. Basically, it’s faster. Read full review →
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★★★★★★★★★★ 4.25 out of 5 stars

Although it lacks the bells and whistles of the competition, its bargain-basement price bundled in with its plethora of features makes it the best deal in entertainment-media streamers today. Read full review →
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★★★★★★★★★★ 3.5 out of 5 stars

Even if it’s just for showing the occasional tab or YouTube video to everyone in the room, it’s a solution to a problem. If you have a Chromecast, keep it. If you don’t, buy one. Read full review →
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The Chromecast gets the video straight from the Internet. The phone is just your remote control; it’s not actually streaming any video itself. Read full review →
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For the most part, that’s the same experience that owners of the original 2013 device can enjoy, but this year’s model comes packed with more antennas and 5GHz wireless support. Read full review →
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★★★★★★★★★★ 4.5 out of 5 stars

It’s still the best way to sharpen up “dumb” TVs and by far and away is the cheapest way to get Netflix in your living room. Read full review →
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Chromecast 2015
Chromecast 2015

Pros

  • Supports dual-band 802.11ac for faster and more reliable WiFi
  • Improved app makes search and discovery easier
  • Easy to set up
  • Lots to watch
  • Easily streams YouTube to your TV
  • Works with Chrome Web Browser
  • Only $35
  • Nice new, colorful design

Cons

  • Needs a separate device to act as a remote control
  • Doesn’t have native support for Amazon Instant Video
  • Does not support 4K video
  • Does not support Wi-Fi Direct (no streaming from phone)
  • Requires all devices are on the same Wi-Fi Network
Chromecast 2015
Chromecast 2015

Our Final Conclusion

Chromecast (2015) improves slightly over the original, mainly adding faster Wi-Fi. But there is little reason to buy if you already have the older model since the new software upgrades work with both old and new devices. Then again it is only $35.

Product Overview

September 29, 2015Google just announced a new $35 Chromecast media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV. Simply use your mobile device and the TV you already own to cast your favorite TV shows, movies, music, sports, games and more. Chromecast works with iPhone, iPad, Android phone and tablet, Mac and Windows laptop, and Chromebook. The new Chromecast offers a fresh design that is easier to plug into TVs with crowded ports. It…

Brand:
Google
Type:
Streaming Players
Released:
Sep 29, 2015
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