Chromecast

Chromecast uses your device as the remote for your TV. A mobile, tablet or computer must be used in conjunction with the streaming device.  It “casts” the content onto your TV. Chromecast needs an HDMI cord plugged into your TV, it needs to be plugged into an electrical outlet and it needs access to the internet (wireless) in order to work.

Chromecast Chromecast Ultra Chromecast Audio
$35 $70 $35
HD 4K Audio only
Wifi only Wifi or Ethernet Wifi only
Save $10 when you buy with Google Home Mini ($50) Stream audio only from your device to any speaker

Chromecast uses your device as the remote for your TV. A mobile, tablet or computer must be used in conjunction with the streaming device.  It “casts” the content onto your TV. Chromecast needs an HDMI cord plugged into your TV, it needs to be plugged into an electrical outlet and it needs access to the internet (wireless) in order to work.

iPhones are not ideal for Chromecast.

We don’t recommend Chromecast if streaming is your only source of watching TV because you must also have another dedicated device connected to the Chromecast. There are lots of people that really love Chromecast, but we think that for the average streamer, there are other products (ahem, Roku and Fire Stick) that are much easier to use.

Next up: Android TV

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