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Google Chromecast (1st gen, 2013)

Google Chromecast (1st gen, 2013)
alaScore 94

16559 reviews

May, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16559 reviews of Google Chromecast (1st gen, 2013). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the video and design are overall positive. The size and price also get good feedback, but there are some less positive reviews about the remote control and reliability. Reviews are divided on the software.

usability, price, size, design, video

reliability, remote control

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Google Chromecast (1st gen, 2013) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Google Chromecast (1st gen, 2013)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 266 user reviews of Google Chromecast (1st gen, 2013) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size and design. The price and usability are also appreciated, but reviews are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

May, 2022

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Google Chromecast (1st gen, 2013)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6541 user reviews of Google Chromecast (1st gen, 2013) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

reliability

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

May, 2022

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Google Chromecast with Google TV review

 

What Hi-Fi? Awards 2021 winner. Google's cracked it this time

Lots of apps ; Excellent HDR picture ; Dolby Vision and Atmos

Rivals sound more dynamic

One of the best video streamers available, thanks in no small part to the Google TV platform and excellent voice remote

Oct, 2021

Techradar Editor's Choice 2015

Expert review by : James Rivington (techradar.com)

Chromecast (2013) review

 

Smart TV in a stick, Chromecast is brilliant

Works flawlessly ; It's easy to set up and use ; Lots of apps ; It's so cheap!

No remote control ; Still some apps missing

There is simply nothing out there quite like the Google Chromecast. It's a brilliant and cheap way to get smart apps onto your older TV, and comes highly recommended.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Google Chromecast review

 

Innovative ; Takes up next-to-no space ; Simple and intuitive ; Slick operation ; App support is increasing

Could do with more apps

An absolute bargain, and a neat and effective way to make your TV smarter

Feb, 2015

Expert review by (t3.com)

Google Chromecast review: a super streamer you can't ignore

 

Is it second time lucky for Google's streaming sensation?

Great new design ; Easy to set up

Search needs improvement ; More apps needed

Expert review by : Elyse Betters (pocket-lint.com)

Google Chromecast review

 

Following its successful US launch last summer, Google has launched Chromecast in the UK. And it's a rather big deal. Chromecast is a bit different from anything else out there. In terms of functionality and performance it's an ideal method of not just...

Affordable, simple, all-in-one, likely to get better over time

Limited native support currently, HDMI limis older TV compatibility

Chromecast is a bit different from anything else out there. In terms of functionality and performance it's an ideal method of not just streaming video on a TV but also casting Chrome browser tabs to the screen too. If you have an older TV without an...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Libby Plummer (stuff.tv)

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 : Robert Leedham (stuff.tv)

Google Chromecast Ultra review

 

A 4K streaming stick for people who don't really need one

Simple to set up ; Effortless 4K streaming ; Casting Chrome tabs to a TV is handy

Most TVs have in-built 4K streaming ; Missing Amazon Instant Video ; Expensive

As well as it works, 4K TV owners just don’t need the Chromecast Ultra

Dec, 2016

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

Google Chromecast review: Cheap, tiny streamer continues to innovate

 

Boasting improved Wi-Fi access and a funky new design, Google popular streamer is back and better than ever, for the same low price. But is it good enough to fulfill your everyday Netflix fix?

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

PC Advisor Recommended

Expert review by : Barry Collins (techadvisor.co.uk)

Google Chromecast review

 

It only comes alive when connected to other devices on the home network, be that an Android or iOS device, laptop or Google Chromebook. You can beam content from compatible apps on those devices, or simply mirror their screens, allowing you to turn...

A brilliant, low-cost add-on for Android device users in particular, providing a blissfully simple way to beam video from your device to the big screen. People who want to stream their own media collection should look elsewhere. The Chromecast is cheap...

Oct, 2014

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

Video: Google Chromecast review - a cheap media streamer with huge potential

 

The Chromecast is by no means Google's first attempt at a TV product. The Google TV box (remember that?) was almost a complete disaster, but the Chromecast should be precisely the opposite.

Apr, 2014