Google Chromecast Streaming media player & service

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$20.49 - $87.95
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About - Google Chromecast

The Google Chromecast is part of the streaming media player & service test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, streaming media players models like the Chromecast are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Picture quality:
Picture quality includes image clarity, color accuracy, and contrast of streaming video. It's based mainly on the judgments of a panel who compare each device's output to a reference. However, the quality of the video that you'll get is largely dependent on the speed of your wired or wireless network. We tested all the players using a wired Ethernet connection, if available.

This score reflects the presence or absence of features, including the number of streaming video services, other internet services, and the ability to play media files

Everyday use:
This score reflects how easy it is to use on a normal basis. It looks at how the remote and user interface interact for common tasks like powering on the device, navigating the menus for access to content, and how easy it is to perform common tasks like visiting websites and playing games.
Features & Specs - Google Chromecast
info App or channel store None
info Streaming video services Netflix, Vudu, Hulu Plus, HBO Go, Google Play, MLB.TV Premium, MLS Live, UFC.TV, Showtime Anytime
info Web browsing Yes
info Supports dual-band Wi-Fi No
info HDMI input No
info USB ports 0
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User Reviews - Google Chromecast
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Own multiple a MUST HAVE
Easy to use
No Amazon Instant Video
Best Uses
Streams From Every Device
This product is great and can be used by multiple users at the same time. It supports a plethora of content and can even stream what you're looking at on your browser.<br /><br />The only cons are the lack of Amazon Instant Video and the requirement of a fast internet connection for everything to work properly.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
It Works Sort Of
Ipad App Is Not Stable
Best Uses
I sometimes have to restart the IPAD or IPHONE app several times just to pause it. They have improved it, but choices of what to watch are still VERY limited. Save your money. <br /><br />We much prefer the ROKU that we have on the other TV.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Love it!
Ease of Use
Easy To Install
Works flawlessly
Best Uses
Streaming Media
Streaming videos
I stream movies and music from my Nexus 7 flawlessly, it's a great device and can't wait to buy another.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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