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Google Chromecast 2 (2nd gen, 2015)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2441 reviews of Google Chromecast 2 (2nd gen, 2015). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and reliability. The price and size also get good comments.

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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 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)

Google Chromecast 2 Review: A worthy upgrade - The Times of India

 

The Google Chromecast 2 performs well. Although the content streaming device is not a big update over its predecessor, it still proves to be worthy for the given price tag.

For those using the older Chromecast, this device has a new design and a n improved streaming experience because of its under-the-hood specifications. There still are some competitors in the Indian market such as the Teewe 2, Roku 3, EZCast and more....

2016-05

Expert review by (stuff.tv_in)

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?

2016-05

Expert review by : Brent Rose , Gawker Media (gizmodo.in)

Chromecast (2015) Review: Smaller, Faster, and Still Totally Worth It

 

Two years ago the Google god in the sky gave unto us a $35 dollar media-streaming dongle, and lo, it was good. Pretty good anyway, and it got better with software

If you don't already have a Chromecast, then yeah, you should. $35 is so cheap for a device as capable and simple to use as this. But if you already have the original Chromecast, is it worth upgrading? I'd say that depends on how your current system is...

2015-10

Expert review by (stuff.tv_in)

Google Chromecast review

 

Can this tiny, cheap streaming dongle vanquish the Apple TV? Not quite yet…

Tiny, forget-about-me design ; Idiot-proof setup and use ; Strong audio and video quality

Few compatible apps ; Slightly untidy USB power ; Can't cast local videos on smartphones, tablets

Tiny and costing a pittance, Chromecast does exactly what it claims to – just make sure you actually need one before you buy

2015-05

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.

2015-10

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : Ryan Waniata (digitaltrends.com)

Chromecast (2015) review

 

Even if you're already committed to another streamer, the Chromecast's new app alone makes picking one up well worth the 35 bucks.

In the end, the new design features are a step up, but not enough to make us trade in our old Chromecast — especially considering all of our favorite new features work just fine on the old version. But for those who still haven’t checked out a...

2015-10

Expert review by : Nicole Lee (engadget.com)

Google Chromecast review (2015): not much new, but still worth $35

 

The new Chromecast is only marginally improved over its predecessor, but its bargain-basement price of $35 still makes it the best deal in media streamers.

Inexpensive ; Compatible with most popular video streaming services ; Supports dual-band 802.11ac for faster and more reliable WiFi ; Improved app makes search and discovery easier

Still just 1080p ; Needs a separate device to act as a remote control ; Doesn't have native support for Amazon Instant Video

For just $35, you get a full-fledged media streamer that won't take up much space in your home entertainment center. It's simple to setup, and the new Chromecast app sweetens the deal even further with how easy it is to find new content. Sure it...

2015-10

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Google Chromecast review (2015): Not much new, but still worth $35

 

For just $35, you get a full-fledged media streamer that won't take up much space in your home entertainment center. It's simple to setup, and the new Chromecast app sweetens the deal even further with how easy it is to find new content. Sure it...

Inexpensive ; Compatible with most popular video streaming services ; Supports dual-band 802.11ac for faster and more reliable WiFi ; Improved app makes search and discovery easier

Still just 1080p ; Needs a separate device to act as a remote control ; Doesn't have native support for Amazon Instant Video

In the end, the new Chromecast is really less of a 2.0 product and more of a 1.1. Yes, the new internals are improved and the support for dual-band 802.11ac makes it better for those who want a faster and more reliable signal. The new circular design...

2015-10

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

2015-11

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

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.

2015-10