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Google Chromecast 2 (2nd gen, 2015)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8947 reviews of Google Chromecast 2 (2nd gen, 2015). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the software and reliability. The price and size are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the video, and there are some mixed comments about the remote control.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Google Chromecast 2 (2nd gen, 2015) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Chromecast

 

Chromecast review: Not a big update to the original model, but this streaming device is still one of the best ways to make your TV smarter.

Still great value for money ; Added 5GHz Wi-Fi support ; Compact design ; Enhanced Chromecast companion app

Gaming is weak currently

The Chromecast is one of the best-value streaming sticks on the market, even if it doesn’t feel terribly original.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Alastair Stevenson (trustedreviews.com)

Chromecast 2

 

The original Chromecast is viewed by many as one of the best streaming devices on the market. The tiny stick let users stream video from their smartphone or tablet to any TV or monitor with an HDMI cable – and cost a piddly £30.

Still great value for money ; Added 5GHz Wi-Fi support ; Compact design ; Enhanced Chromecast companion app

Many features not active in the UK ; Gaming is weak currently

The Chromecast 2 is one of the best-value streaming sticks on the market, even if it doesn’t feel terribly original.

Oct, 2015

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : Ryan Waniata (digitaltrends.com)

Chromecast (2015) review

 

Even if you're already committed to another streamer, the Chromecast's new app alone makes picking one up well worth the 35 bucks.

In the end, the new design features are a step up, but not enough to make us trade in our old Chromecast — especially considering all of our favorite new features work just fine on the old version. But for those who still haven’t checked out a...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Google Chromecast review (2015): Not much new, but still worth $35

 

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...

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

Still just 1080p ; Needs a separate device to act as a remote control ; Doesn't have native support for Amazon Instant Video

In the end, the new Chromecast is really less of a 2.0 product and more of a 1.1. Yes, the new internals are improved and the support for dual-band 802.11ac makes it better for those who want a faster and more reliable signal. The new circular design...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Nicole Lee (engadget.com)

Google Chromecast review (2015): not much new, but still worth $35

 

The new Chromecast is only marginally improved over its predecessor, but its bargain-basement price of $35 still makes it the best deal in media streamers.

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

Still just 1080p ; Needs a separate device to act as a remote control ; Doesn't have native support for Amazon Instant Video

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...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Google Chromecast (2015) review

 

You'll struggle to find a media streamer more appealing or affordable than the latest version of Google's brilliant Chromecast...

Faster operation ; Cleaner, more refined picture ; Intuitive, user-friendly app ; More content ; Same price

Not completely catch-up TV compatible

We couldn’t ask for more from the new Chromecast. It’s a faster, more refined experience, and doesn’t cost a penny more

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

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

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Google Chromecast (2015)

 

The new Google Chromecast doesn't make any big changes from the original media streamer, but it's a bit quicker and every bit as handy, for the same very reasonable $35.

Inexpensive. Easy to set up. Compatible with many apps and services. Responsive.

No major new features over the original Chromecast. Requires a smartphone, tablet, or PC to control.

The new Google Chromecast doesn't offer any significant changes over the original one, so you don't need to run out and replace the Chromecast already plugged into the back of your HDTV. However, if you're interested in jumping into the Google Cast...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Google Chromecast (2015) review

 

Google's new tellybrain is better looking, faster and smarter - but do you need one?

It's fast and has superior Wi-Fi ; Simplicity, great app ; Cheap as chips ; Tons of apps work with it ; Looks nice

Still waiting on some functionality ; Some apps and games are yet to catch up

The new Chromecast is simple, smart, works brilliantly and is cheap. What more could you ask for from a gadget?

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Elyse Betters (pocket-lint.com)

Chromecast 2 review: Make any TV smart, effortlessly

 

When Google launched the first Chromecast back in 2013, we quickly picked up the affordable HDMI dongle for several friends and family members. After all, it's an inexpensive and incredibly handy way to wirelessly "cast" content to a TV and access...

Inexpensive, improved design, streams content from Netflix, YouTube, Spotify, HBO Now and other popular apps from your mobile device, 5GHz Wi-Fi compatibility, updated Chromecast app with universal search

Still no interface or dedicated remote (if that bothers you), support for 1080p rather than 4K, requires an Android or iOS device for setup, and can only stream Amazon videos from a PC

The new Chromecast is an easy way to get content to your TV via your phone, tablet or PC without any hassle. Whether you want to playback from apps, mirror browser tabs (or local media playback within), or even play split-screen games - Chromecast 2...

Oct, 2015

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