Pros

  • Low cost
  • Cross-platform: works with Android, iOS, Chrome OS, Mac, and Windows
  • Lets you put nearly any online video on your TV
  • Small form factor, very portable

Cons

  • No iOS setup at launch, but Google says it's coming
  • Crashes and errors if your Wi-Fi network isn't fast enough
  • Native app support limited to Netflix, YouTube, Google Play Music, and Google Play Movies & TV at first, but an SDK will let developers add support to more apps

At A Glance

It needs more Android and iOS app support, but at just $35 the Chromecast is already a great value for YouTube junkies, Netflix aficionados, and cross-platform households.