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Google Chromecast review: Second-screen simplicity

While it's not for everyone, Chromecast is a cheap and effective way to make any TV smart.

Chromecast
At a Glance
  • Google Chromecast

    TechHive Rating

    While it's not for everyone, Chromecast is a cheap and effective way to make any TV smart.

At a Glance
  • TechHive Rating

    While it's not for everyone, Chromecast is a cheap and effective way to make any TV smart.

    MSRP: $35 (Available for $30 at several online retailers)

    Pros

    • Fast and easy phone- or tablet-based navigation
    • Automatic TV controls are a brilliant touch
    • Unbeatable price at $35 (frequently available for less on sale)

    Cons

    • Unusable without a phone, tablet, or PC
    • No universal search or on-screen menu system
    • Chrome tab mirroring still doesn't work that well

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