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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

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  • Google Chromecast
    4/5
    $35.00
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    While it's not for everyone, Chromecast is a cheap and effective way to make any TV smart.

At a Glance

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

Price when rated: $35 (Available for $30 at several online retailers)
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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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