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Google Chromecast 3 (3rd Gen, 2018)

Google Chromecast 3 (3rd Gen, 2018)
alaScore 97

23 reviews

May, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Google Chromecast 3 (3rd Gen, 2018). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas opinions are divided on the size.

usability, price, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Google Chromecast 3 (3rd Gen, 2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Ryan Waniata (

Google Chromecast (3rd gen) review


The third-generation Chromecast is still a pretty decent little HD streamer, but HD is getting pretty long in the tooth. That said, the inclusion of Amazon Prime following the truce between Google and Amazon does make this a comprehensive way to stream...

Simple, intuitive HD streaming ; Slick new design ; Quick and easy setup ; Google Home app keeps improving

No 4K or HDR ; No magnet

Google’s new Chromecast is essentially just the old Chromecast with a new coat of paint. The higher framerate may be enjoyable for some in very specific situations such as live sports in 1080p resolution, but it’s no reason to trade in the older model....

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (

Google Chromecast (2018)


The new Google Chromecast media streamer is almost completely unchanged from its previous version. It's still functional and affordable, but without 4K it's much less appealing than the competition.

Inexpensive. Responsive. Lots of supported apps. Can mirror mobile device screens and display Chrome tabs.

1080p maximum resolution. No on-screen interface or remote.

Bottom Line: The new Google Chromecast media streamer is almost completely unchanged from its previous version. It's still functional and affordable, but without 4K it's much less appealing than the competition.

Oct, 2018

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Google Chromecast (2018) review


Google's tiny TV streamer gets a tiny but appreciated upgrade

Bargain price ; Easy setup ; Good app selection ; Google Home integration

No remote ; No Amazon Prime Video app ; Voice control is limited

Google’s awesome little budget streamer just got (very slightly) better

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Martin (

Google Chromecast (2018)


It's been three years but the new Google Chromecast for 2018 isn't very different, and in some ways it's worse. Read our review to find out why.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (

Google Chromecast (2018) review: Get a Roku or Fire TV instead


The $35 Google Chromecast offers a couple of changes on the previous generation, including a slight speed increase, but it can't fend off budget competition from Roku and Amazon.

The super-affordable Chromecast streams Netflix, YouTube, Spotify, Pandora, HBO Now and thousands of other apps and games to your TV using an smartphone, PC or even voice as the controller. It hides neatly behind your TV.

The lack of a dedicated remote means you always need a smartphone, tablet or PC nearby to use it. Competitors at the same price offer physical remotes and onscreen displays, which are easier to use. There still no app support for Amazon Prime Video.

The newest version of Google Chromecast is basically identical to the old one and falls short of the budget competition from Amazon and Roku.

Oct, 2018

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Google Chromecast 2018 review: Still one of the best ways to make your TV smart


Very little has been added to the third-generation Chromecast, but it still represents superb value for money

Cheap ; Works with lots of apps ; Google Home integration

No UI or physical remote ; No 4K support

There’s no need to upgrade, then, if you already have the second-generation Chromecast, but if you’re looking for a cheap TV streamer, the Chromecast is worth every bit of your attention, especially if you own one of Google’s smart speakers.

Expert review by : Jared Newman (

Chromecast (2018) review: Google's revamped media streamer is what you make of it


The new Chromecast might not replace your Roku or Fire TV, but it is a nice supplement.

A solid speed upgrade for first-gen Chromecast owners ; Google Assistant enables powerful home automation ; Launching videos by phone can be faster than using a proper remote

No infrared control for TV volume or A/V gear ; The Google Home app is bad at aggregating and searching for content ; Pausing or adjusting volume by phone can be inconvenient at times

Chromecast’s phone-as-remote approach is both its greatest strength and its biggest weakness. It can be faster than a proper remote with TV-based menus, and it lets you look for other things to watch without disrupting playback on the big screen. With...

Expert review by : Marshall Honorof (

Google Chromecast (3rd Generation) Review: Faster, But Not Better


The new Chromecast is a divisive streaming gadget. It's easy to like it for the intuitive interface and wide variety of content, and the speed improvement is noticeable. However, the new Chromecast doesn't innovate in any real way.

Fast performance ; Inexpensive ; Intuitive interface

Boring, stripped-down design ; No significant improvements over second gen

The new Google Chromecast is fast and intuitive, but the attractive little dongle is behind the times.

May, 2019

Expert review by (stuff.tv_in)

Google Chromecast (2018) review


It's the little things...

Affordable ; Easy setup ; Google home integration ; Versatility

Prime video omission

Google’s little streamer is taking all the right steps forward

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Benjamin Lucks (

Zukunftssicherer Media Player mit gewöhnungsbedürftigen Bedienkonzept


Der Google Chromecast überzeugt durch Einfachheit und eine einfache Einrichtung. Für die Bedienung seid ihr weitestgehend auf euer Handy angewiesen und müsst genügend Speicher für Video-Apps und Mediatheken freiräumen. Die Unterstützung von 60 Bildern...

Günstig; Videos mit 60 Bildern pro Sekunde; Insgesamt über 1.000 Apps; Auch per Smart Speaker steuerbar; Strom über USB-Anschluss des Fernsehers; Unauffälliges Design

Ohne Handy nur bedingt zu gebrauchen...; ... dieses ist schnell voll von Video-Apps; Inhalte mit 60 Bildern pro Sekunde selten; Keine Fernbedienung

Nov, 2018

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