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Google Chromecast 2 (2nd gen, 2015)

Google Chromecast 2 (2nd gen, 2015)
alaScore 93

9112 reviews

Aug, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9112 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 are impressed by the software and reliability. The price and size are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the remote control. There are some less positive comments about the video.

usability, size, price, reliability, software


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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (



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 (

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? (

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 : Elyse Betters (

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 : Christopher Minasians (

Google Chromecast is a cheap way to make your TV smart


The Google Chromecast is a cheap way to make your TV smart, but should you buy the Chromecast Ultra instead?

If that makes the choice sound a little confusing, then that's because it really is that confusing and no one device is perfect for everyone. Ultimately, it depends on what you want. If you've primarily got Apple devices, the Apple TV makes a lot of...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Martin (

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

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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 : David Katzmaier (

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 (

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 (

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