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Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player

Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player

Item: 397061    Model: 86002596-01

Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player
4.0stars
( 819 reviews)
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  • Stream HD videos, music, and anything on the web to your TV using your smartphone, tablet, or laptop
  • Supports Netflix, YouTube, HBO GO, Hulu Plus, Pandora, Google Play Movies and Music, ESPN, MLS, Crunchyroll and Google Photos, as well as anything on the web using Chrome browser
  • Works with Android, iOS®, and Chrome for Mac® and Windows®
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Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player
 
4.0

(based on 880 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (405)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (250)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (87)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (59)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (79)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (455)
  • Easy to use (453)
  • Efficient (266)
  • Well built / quality (261)
  • Reliable (251)

Cons

  • Difficult to set up (68)
  • Inefficient (44)
  • Unreliable (38)
  • Hard to use (26)
  • Flimsy construction (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (391)
  • Presentations (79)
  • Organization (30)
  • Netflix (8)
  • Entertainment (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (279), Budget shopper (250), High-end shopper (47)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (574), Business (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (493), Yes (99)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

I would buy this product again

This is an excellent product. I just wish that I could use it with my 3G network. This would be a handy feature for more options were wifi is not available. This is...Read complete review

This is an excellent product. I just wish that I could use it with my 3G network. This would be a handy feature for more options were wifi is not available. This is the only con that I have noticed about this product. The image qualityies are supurb. I do enjoy how it still streams the media via the wifi connection during a call. This is a new product and I have yet to learn of all of the capabilities it will do. I definately recomend this product to anyone. I think that it would work better on a faster streaming IP than my current DSL provider. Even at the DSL speed it does very well. I am using my PC monitor, and have seen it used on a 72" TV. Both instances I was amazed at the quality of image produced with the Chromecast.

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Most Helpful Negative Review

 

Disappointed but optimistic

This appears to be a high quality device. It was easy to set up, although making it work with Windows 7 was a bit of a challenge (I needed to disable a VPN...Read complete review

This appears to be a high quality device. It was easy to set up, although making it work with Windows 7 was a bit of a challenge (I needed to disable a VPN that I didn't know I even had).

My main disappointment is that the capabilities are quite limited. I was able to display my browser window on my TV with ease. But the only streaming video service I use is Amazon Prime. While I could display that remotely in a window, I was unable to display it full screen. I am optimistic that Google will update the capabilities, but would not recommend this product to a friend until then.
One other issue, the device apparently interferes with our over-the-air antenna. We have to power down the device in order to view local TV.

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4.0

Works as expected - set up was tricky

By How do you define display name?

from Bennington VT

Verified Buyer

Comments about Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player:

Google Chromecast HDMI worked as expected. However, set up was not easy. I am good at this and the minimal instructions provided were no help. My ISP had to give me Google's telephone number (855-836-3987) to get help. Happily, Google tech people got me going pretty quickly. Not sure why the manual or online couldn't be as specific in the step-by-step. But again, it's up and working well.

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5.0

Chromecast for streaming video

By Papa Joe

from Upper Marlboro,MD

Verified Buyer

Comments about Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player:

This is an excellent product for stream video from "YouTubr" to your TV using your Laptop if you do not subscribe to cable TV or have Blue Ray with wifi connectivity.

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4.0

Chromecast HDMI

By Dan

from Port St Lucie

Verified Buyer

Comments about Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player:

The Google hdmi Streaming Media Player is very easy to install. Even I can do it. It works quite well. I have been using it with Netflix and HBOgo. No problems so far. There are a couple of things that could make it work better. One would be if you had a remote for the notebook. Then you could change shows without leaving the comfort of your recliner. I have a Nook which can
serve as a remote but I have not had it long and I am not used to it. I do have an android phone but with the plan I have I would use up my minutes.

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5.0

A Different Way to Stream

By Dave the Cape Codder

from Cape Cod, MA

Verified Buyer
This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player:

OK, took a bit to catch on to the whole casting thing, but then ... I love it!

Casting is a great way to go, and not as restrictive as I've heard, unless you're opposed to Chrome. I can keep several apps open, and bounce back and forth with just a couple of clicks. Nice.

Used to have problems with my smart DVD Netflix app - but no more with Chromecast. And no other problems so far. Easy setup.

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5.0

good item

By mary

from lapuente

Verified Buyer

Comments about Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player:

I had got the google chromecast for my son and he loves it he said it is on most best things to have he used it all the time to watch moves on he's t.v.

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