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Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player (H2G2-42)
  • Remote Free
  • 2GB Flash MEM
  • HDMI Interface
  • $34.99
  • Free Shipping (restrictions apply)

3 out of 5 eggs Limited functionality 06/21/2014

This review is from: Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player (H2G2-42)

Pros:

Simple setup. Attractive packaging. Streams enabled content very well. Wireless and power can come from powered USB port.

Cons:

Content it successfully works with is extremely limited. The tab casting functionality, is at best, poor and using it with a desktop pc and mouse is next to impossible as it hides the cursor on the screen. The FPS is averaging single digits even on simple pages. no dedicated remote functionality other than software based Android or iPhone apps and the Chromecast extension that only works in the Chrome browser. Though claiming to have "beta" desktop streaming, it's simply unusable at its current implementation. You can't stream media from your PC without enabled third party software, of which the list is short and none of the current products do it in a satisfying way.

Other Thoughts:

If you want a simple device that can stream Netflix, Hulu plus, Youtube, and any other/future enabled sites to your TV then this fits the bill. If you want to stream desktop, personal media collection, or were believing the hype about tab casting, you will be sorely disappointed.

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