- 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)
- Unusable without a phone, tablet, or PC
- No universal search or on-screen menu system
- Chrome tab mirroring still doesn't work that well
At A Glance
While it's not for everyone, Chromecast is a cheap and effective way to make any TV smart.
Chromecast is a thumb-sized media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV. Simply use an Android phone, tablet, iPhone, iPad, Mac or Windows laptop, or Chromebook to cast your favorite entertainment and apps right to the big screen.