• Google Chromecast
80
Based on 68 scores, 154 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    26
  • Good:
    20
  • Average:
    14
  • Bad:
    8

Google's Chromecast beams videos from your mobile device or computer directly to your television. The Chromecast is about the size of a USB flash drive and attaches to a spare HDMI port on your TV, it supports Android and iOS on the mobile side and Windows 7 / Mac OS 10.7 and higher on the computer side.

Expert reviews and ratings

By avhub.com.au on

This unit is ideal for someone who has a non-smart TV but would like to easily and inexpensively stream media from an Android or iOS tablet or phone to it. Those who already have Smart TVs will benefit little. And those who would like to stream...

By fatducktech.com on

Google's Chromecast media player is finally officially available on Australian shores. Was the wait worth it?Google Chromecast: On the plus sideIt feels slightly odd to be reviewing the Chromecast, if only because I can't help but feel that I've done all...

By GadgetSpeak on 72

It is 7x3.5x1cm, the middle figure the width is at the fatter back just behind the connection it is only 2cm so should not block any nearby HDMI ports. However if this is a problem on your TV an HDMI extender cable is supplied.It is also supplied with a...

By techmadeeasy.co.uk on 95

Keeping it simple, stupidIt took me a while to actually bother buying a Google Chromecast. At £30 it's not exactly expensive, but I honestly struggled thinking what benefit it actually had over my existing setup.After all, I'm in a home where every room...

By Techworld on

Buying a new smart TV is expensive business, and to be quite honest, it's probably not a great idea, as once you have spent hundreds/thousands of pounds on a new TV then you are locked in to its onboard hardware for the TV's lifetime – which may well be...

By soundandvision.com on 93

For $35 and a little practice, this is the best streaming solution available to...

By PC Advisor on

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. At £30 it's well within reach of everyone, and it's very...

By Know Your Mobile on 80

The Chromecast is, for the money, an incredibly tempting deal for anyone with Netflix, or a love for YouTube, and the inability to watch these on their TV. It's easy to setup, even easier to use and we've found it reliable in our couple of weeks of...

By CNET UK on 70

Technically, the Chromecast is a wonder to behold. If all you want is a cheap way to get iPlayer and Netflix, it's a good choice, but it needs more content before it becomes a must-buy for...

By Wired UK on 70

The Chromecast is a very promising device, but it doesn't quite tick all our boxes at the moment. If all you need is a cheap way to watch Netflix on your TV, this is undoubtedly the device for you, but those who require anything more will likely be...

By PCMag on 80

The Google Chromecast is the least expensive way to access online services on your HDTV if you can't do so already, but better options are available now.

By PC Pro on 83

Simple, effective, and superb value, this is how smart TV should be...

By artiss.co.uk on 100

At just £30 it's worth taking a risk with it, even though it's new to the market. It's easier to add apps to the market than, say, NowTV so in time we should hopefully see a lot more content becoming available. It's a simple idea but powerful and I'm...

By Expert Reviews on 80

At £30 Chromecast is good value, but for most BBC iPlayer, Netflix and YouTube won't be enough. It's elegant and simple to use, but it needs more apps before it is a must...

By telegraph.co.uk on 90

So Netflix, the BBC iPlayer and a host of other content can all be sent via your phone or tablet to your TV. It means that YouTube, for instance, is suddenly much-more accessible on the big screen than ever before.This is not because there has been a...

By TrustedReviews on 80

It’s a work-in-progress project, but the Google Chromecast offers simple, reliable, cheap streaming that 100 per cent in line with the trend for more mobile-centric control.

By TechRadar AU on 80

Chromecast is an inexpensive, easy-to-use way of accessing a dozen worthy apps, most of which have content readily available on rival streaming services. Netflix and YouTube are ubiquitous, and while Google Play Music and Google Play Movies & TV finally...

By examiner.com on 100

It came with a USB power cord and an HDMI extension cord with claimed to be able to enhance wireless performance. It boasted cross platform compatibility and was installed on all devices allowed, including; an iPhone 4, Samsung Galaxy Tab3, MacBook Air...

By Tom's Guide on

Roku was founded nearly 12 years ago by one of the creators of the DVR, Anthony Wood, and the company has built its popularity on one idea: simplicity. Apple TV has the backing of legions of fans and an iTunes ecosystem that, although less inclusive than...

By Stuff.tv on 80

The Chromecast is cheap, easy to use and works well for Netflix, YouTube and now a few other niche apps, but it's not really bringing anything essential to the video streaming table just yet. If you have an Apple TV, PS3, Xbox 360, smart TV or smart...