Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Google Chromecast 2 (2nd gen, 2015)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3756 reviews of Google Chromecast 2 (2nd gen, 2015). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the design and reliability. The price and size are also appreciated.

usability, size, price, reliability, design

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 96/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 3756 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 2670 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 10 of 2670 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (1084)

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

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 (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

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Google Chromecast 2 review

 

The new Chromecast 2 has better Wi-Fi and is still £30 but is it the best media streamer you can buy?

Owners of the original Chromecast have very little reason to upgrade the new model. Google has improved the design with the Chromecast 2 and added better Wi-Fi. We also like the new app and, in general, the device is a bargain at £30. However, the Roku...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.co.uk)

Google Chromecast (2015) review

 

Without Chromecast, I never would have seen The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger.

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

Expert review by : Thomas Newton (recombu.com)

New Chromecast (2015) Review: Hands-on

 

The new 2015 edition of Chromecast, Google's uber-cheap TV streaming stick is here. We've got one and we've spent a bit of time getting to know it. Ahead of our full review, where we'll look at…

Wide range of apps ; Support for dual-band WiFi (finally) ; Cheap and cheerful

No support for 4K

Chromecast remains one of the easiest and best ways to get content that’s available on your phone to your TV screen. If you're in any way bothered about streaming content on your TV, you should think about getting one.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Jim Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Chromecast vs Chromecast 2

 

New Chromecast has circular design and better Wi-Fi

The new Chromecast app is out already, and as far as we know, all of its new features work with the old Chromecast.That means that – aside from the new design and Wi-Fi – the two Chromecasts are basically the same. Which means existing owners shouldn’t...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Alan Martin (alphr.com)

Chromecast 2 review: Google chooses evolution over revolution

 

The new Chromecast offers fairly modest change, but with so much done right, that's not a bad thing

It’s assumed, however, that all of this is coming to the original Chromecast as well. Beyond the new Wi-Fi channels, which we’ll be putting through more extensive testing soon, the technology remains broadly the same, and as the biggest improvements...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by (flatpanelshd.com)

Chromecast 2

 

Google launched its first Chromecast dongle a little over two years ago and it has grown to become one of the most popular TV streaming devices with more than 20 million sold. Here's the second generation Chromecast with improved WiFi (5GHz + ac), Fast...

Cheap ; Supports most video services ; Improved WiFi ; Android & iOS support ; Much improved Chromecast mobile app

Mirroring still not very good ; No 50Hz & 24Hz support ; No VP9 (& HEVC) support ; Very few changes (Fast Play not working yet)

So what’s new here? Well, the design, but you never actually see the hardware. WiFi connectivity has been improved but Google’s most prominent new feature, Fast Play, which will make casting much faster, has yet to come online. All the new features...