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Google Chromecast
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Google Chromecast


Overall rating 8.5/10

With Chromecast, you can easily enjoy your favorite online entertainment on your TV. Connected via HDMI, it automatically updates to work with a growing number of apps.


Design:
8.5
Performance:
8
Features:
8
Value:
9
THE GOOD
Super-compact media streamer
Affordable price
Optimized content have impressive image quality
Able to cast almost anything that's in a Chrome browser tab
THE BAD
Supports 2.4GHz networks only
Native mobile app support limited at the moment
Tab casting glitchy at times
Requires USB power (cable clutter not totally eliminated)

Product Specification

Processor Marvell 88DE3005 SoC
Memory 512MB DDR3L memory
Storage 2GB flash memory
Video Format Support H.264 High Profile Level 4.1, 4.2 and 5, VP8
Audio Format Support HE-AAC, LC-AAC, CELT/OPUS, MP3
I/O Ports HDMI
Wireless Connectivity & Standards Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz networks only)
Remote Control Controls exposed on devices/apps used
Power
  • Micro-USB port
  • USB power adapter supplied (850mA, 5.1V)
Dimensions 72 x 35 x 12mm
Weight 34g