Google Chromecast

  • Model #: GA3A00097-A03-Z01
  • Web Code: 10392133
  • Release Date: 09-30-2015
$45.00
Chromecast wireless media streaming device overview

Chromecast wireless media streaming device overview

Cast your favourite shows, movies, sports, and games from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop to your TV with the Chromecast wireless media streaming device.

Overview

The entertainment options are endless. The new Chromecast plugs into your TV's HDMI port to open up a world of entertainment -- controlled through your mobile device. Cast TV shows, movies, music, or games from your favourite apps, and discover new apps, features, and recommendations through the Chromecast app.

More Information

  • Use your compatible smartphone or tablet as a remote -- just tap the Cast button in your favourite app and watch as the content is displayed on the TV
  • Your mobile device can be used to play, pause, search, and much more
  • Enjoy a huge range of content, including over 200,000 TV shows and movies, 30 million songs, sports, games, radio, and more
  • Mirror your Chrome browser or Android phone or tablet so you can enjoy your content on the biggest screen in your home; this is a great way to cast app that aren't Cast-enabled
  • Easy setup: just plug it into an HDMI port on your TV, connect it to your WiFi network, and start casting
  • Compatible with iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Mac laptops, Windows laptops, and Chromebooks

What's in the Box?

  • Chromecast
  • Power Cable
  • Power Adapter

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)

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  • Remote Control Included
    No
  • Voice Control
    No
  • MicroSD Card Slot
    No
  • AirPlay Compatible
    No
  • Google Cast Compatible
    Yes
  • Miracast Compatible
    No
  • Gaming
    Yes
  • Android TV
    Yes
  • Compatibility/Connections
    HDMI; Micro-USB; Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4GHz/5GHz)
  • Resolution
    1080p; 720p; 480p
  • Maximum Resolution
    1080p HD
  • Colour
    Black
  • Width
    5.19 cm
  • Height
    5.19 cm
  • Depth
    1.35 cm
  • Width (Inches)
    2.03 in
  • Height (Inches)
    2.03 in
  • Depth (Inches)
    0.53 in
  • Warranty Parts
    1 Year(s)

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Customer Reviews

4.4 / 5
Based on 217 review(s) More about Customer Reviews

Ratings in Detail

  • 5
    154
  • 4
    37
  • 3
    6
  • 2
    9
  • 1
    10

Positive vs. Critical Reviews

Positive 90%

197 Reviews

Critical 8%

19 Reviews

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  • from Airdrie, AB
5.0

amazing product

what an amazing product. so easy to use and works great. note. this only works with google chrome. it allows you to stream any webpage to your TV using google chrome. music, webpage, videos, movies, whatever on the webpage. cheap and gets the job done. requires wifi.


  • from Burnaby, BC
5.0

Easy to use

Took us about 1/2 hour to figure out how to configure it for our laptop and our two Android phones (we're not very tech savvy). Pretty straightforward to use and it syncs to the TV within 2-3 seconds. Quite happy with it =)


  • from waskesiu,SK
5.0

Great product.

Found a way to use this without internet connection and stream offline content from my pc to tv .. This made my life worth living haha


  • from Edmonton, AB
5.0

Google vs Apple

The product works well if you can get the proper app to broadcast your content. That's the biggest problem. Chrome is the only native browser for internet and most everything else requires a separate app. If you have windows you're luckier because they aren't competing with the tv market yet. Apple in the other hand almost dares you to make a mac work with chrome cast. It can be done and quite successfully but you need patience. Overall the fact you can stream 1080P with another cable running through your house is well worth the effort.


  • from Toronto, ON
4.0

Good Product

I use it mainly to cast Netflix and Youtube. Product was easy to install and I have had no problems.


  • from Ontario
4.0

Quick Easy Install

Nice quick easy install from iphone and ipad. My son used his mac air no problem to watch a movie on netflix. I have been using youtube with no issues. Can't go wrong for the money.


  • from London, ON
5.0

Easy!

This was a breeze to set up and install. I tried it on three different tv's after initial set up and it was seamless on all of them. I also tried running it with my Samsung Galaxy S4 phone and an iPhone 6 - both worked perfectly. Love that you can use the USB port on the tv to power - one less plug to deal with. I also have a Roku streaming stick and considered getting another but loved the Chromecast's ability to use my phone to view games, apps, websites. Plus it won't kill your phone's battery - streamed 2 hours of Netflix with the phone on standby. This device is easy to install and very portable. Great deal for the money.


  • from vancouver, bc
5.0

Great product, a friend told me about it. It easily allowed me to stream my tablet to my tv.

Great product, a friend told me about it. It easily allowed me to stream my tablet to my tv. Now, I can watch youtube videos on my tv instead of the tablet. The only thing that I find annoying is that someone at home can accidentally stream to the tv when I am already streaming something else.There isn't a way to lock a certain device to the chrome cast device.


  • from Markham, ON
4.0

ChromeCast set up and use

Easy to set up and use. However, there is a live broadcast via You Tube which works fine when I cast from my Windows PC. when I cast from Android tablet error "Unable to Cast- This Media is Currently Unavailable" comes up. I have not tried further troubleshooting. Otherwise casting of videos that are stored on You Tube works fine.


  • from Dollard-des-ormeaux, QC
5.0

Could not be simpler

Very very easy to use/set-up. I'm not sure why others are complaining. I have an Android phone an was able to Chromecast no problem. I'm guessing if you have a flip-phone, you may have some challenges.


  • from Toronto, ON
4.0

quite like it

love using it for netflix and youtube


  • from Scarborough, ON
5.0

Great Product!

Easy to setup and extremely easy to use.


  • from Surrey, BC
5.0

Great Device

This is a big step-up from the original Chromecast. It supports 5ghz network which makes all the difference. On a 2.4 network, you will experience loss. It is what it is, especially if your network equipment is not setup properly. Best configuration would be a 5ghz router broadcasting on the "5g" network as some call it, as well as connecting your android device to the same 5g network. You can also buy a 5 ghz router from BestBuy and put it into WAP (Wireless access point) mode if your ISP does not yet support 5ghz wireless capabilities on their equipment. This will not make your "internet" faster, however your internal network will be super quick if set up correctly -- which will be optimal for high definition streaming from your android device to the Chromecast.


  • from Scarborough, ON
5.0

Inexpensive and Liberal Media Streamer

I like this device. Many media streamers limit your choices, in terms of what you can view on your TV. With this device, if you can view something on your phone, Tab, Laptop, or Desktop, then you can send it to your TV via WiFi. The WiFi usage is localized, and does not use any extra Internet Bandwidth, in case you are wondering. The only problem with this device (and likely with all of its competitors), is that when you are using it, you will lose any Bluetooth connection to personal headphones. To remedy this, you will need to purchase a "Bluetooth Transmitter." Spend some time looking at Bluetooth Transmitters online, as some also have Receiver options, which make the device useable for, say, patio music speakers. Pay attention to Transmitter "lag time." Cheap Bluetooth transmitters will have a noticeable delay between the audio and video; Good transmitters will have a 40ms delay, which is not noticeable to normal humans.


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

Must buy if you don´t own a smart TV

Excellent product, easy to configure and works perfectly. I tried it with Youtube and Netflix and I´m more than delighted with it. Would recommend it it to anyone who does not own a smart TV.


  • from Stoney Creek, ON
5.0

Perfect product

Finish setup in less then 10 minutes with push of very few buttons. Nevery over heat even operate 12hrs none stop.


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

Works perfectly!

Does exactly what it says! Perfect :)


  • from London, ON
1.0

Bad!

By far the most frustrating piece of electronics I've owned. I spend more time researching how to get it to start working again then I do streaming. If you'd rather watch tv then search how to watch tv, this isn't the product for you.


  • from Kingston, ON
5.0

A+

Works great, easy set-up, very pleased


  • from Ontario
5.0

Good

It's a good build quality, looks nice and is light. It's just a little glitchy sometimes with Netflix and YouTube but I'd still say it's worth buying!


  • from Fort St James BC
5.0

Chromecast

Works like it should on all my devices


  • from Fort St James BC
5.0

Chromecast

Works like it should on all my devices


  • from Mount Pearl, NL
5.0

Great peoduct

Works as advertised Would recommend


  • from Markham, ON
5.0

just bought another one for bedroom

it can run on 5G, so its super fast through wifi. Easy and simple to use, loves it.


  • from Ontario
1.0

Piece of Garbage!

Truly, Google what were you thinking?!? We have tried to use this with 2 different computers. The extension deletes itself right out of the latest version of Chrome on reboot. Installed beta and reg ext and no dice. When desktop is used it is choppy and horrible. Tab stinks. Clicking the cast button in YouTube, all we see is the logo and then it goes back to screensaver on the device. Save your money. This is a ripoff.


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

Perfect for Netflix and YouTube

Would recommend this unit. Easy to set up and cast from iPad. Well worth the money.


  • from Calgary, AB
5.0

Use it almost everyday

Great product. Had to do a bit of troubleshooting but it's well worth the small amount of problems it has caused. Got 3 of the these for around the house because I enjoy it so much.


  • from Oakville, ON
5.0

love it

i can stream netflix, Kodi, etc.. no problems.


  • from Orangeville, ON
2.0

Hardly works with Twitch

9/10 Twitch streams do not work on this. That is mainly why I bought it. Atleast Netflix works fine. Do not buy if you want to watch Twitch Streams


  • from Markham, ON
5.0

Good addition to your home theater system.

and if you want it to do more, just google it, maybe it is possible with a little 3rd party extensions/software, just like I did.


  • from Mississauga, ON
4.0

Well Worth the Money

After some initial setup issues related to my Wireless Access Point it now works great and I am ale to cast both SHOMI and CraveTV without any issues.


  • from Montreal
5.0

Good buy

Nice product. It does exactly what the description says. I recommend it.


  • from burlington
3.0

Works as advertised but still needs Internet

Never had any issues with the device except it will not stream or screen cast unless it had an active Internet connection. With the ability to download movies to me tablet from flixster and cinema now you world think they would build the device To allow you to use this device at places where you do not have any Internet. This is the only reason for a 3 start rating.


  • from Toronto, ON
4.0

Hussain Luaibi No computer expert lol (device works great)

He uses words to describe tech that no computer expert or even geek would ever use. If your using Netflixs you going to use a fair bit of bandwidth but no more then you would if you ised it on any other device. Otherwise if your streaming on your local network say from a plex server for example its not going online or in laymen's terms no bandwidth. The device works exactly as advertised and for the most part flawlessly. Its not perfect as it as it not going to be outputting DTS or Dolby digital but for 45 dollars what you certainly getting you moneys worth. Simple to use and great for anyone who hasn't got a smart tv or wants to stream to a device like a projector or monitor. Oh and i been in the computer industry for over 40 years and iam still laughing at the stuff he said. He a computer expert and iam the pope lol.


  • from Ottawa, ON
5.0

Elegant

Does exactly was it says really well, I've got two of these and the audio version


  • from Windsor
0.0

Bad Quality

These things are not built to last. If they were around $20 that would be more reasonable but at [price] it's overpriced trash! I left mine plugged into my TV since purchase and I go to use it the other day and it gets a solid red light indicating a failure. Thing was just over a year old and I only used it maybe 4-5 times. Google offers typical 1 year warranty on their own junk.


  • from Calgary, AB
5.0

Amazing product

I like it, makes your normal tv into a smart one. Can easily stream from any app with cast feature. I downloaded the tv & video cast for chromecast and i can easily watch and stream videos from almost every website. This product is A great buy. I used to have a sony internet player with google tv but i ended up selling it. This chromecast is by far better at an affordable price.


  • from Matane, QC
5.0

Best casting device

Works better than ever and faster streaming. The original was nice but this one is great , those HD movies stream without bufferring if you have good router Just wish it did not need a router but direct like microsoft wireless display adapter


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

AMAZING!!

To all who complain about connection issues or that you need "super fast internet" to use this, you are very wrong, first: you need an updated router that broadcasts at at a least 2.4ghz, ultimately, a 5g dual channel router works best. it doesn't require an internet connection, and two: it just requires you to be connected to a NETWORK, and that the router on that network is fast enough to stream. if you have an old slow router then you will get signal drop outs and disconnections. this can be remedied by lowering the resolution that the chromecast broadcasts at , which is defaulted to HD, hence the disconnections. So if you're too cheap the update your network, then that is your solution. but if you are streaming content, you need a good router folks, it's 2016, time to update or forget about using any of these neat new streaming toys. Streaming uses a lot of bandwidth, and the higher the resolution, the higher the bitrate and higher the bandwidth required. So if this doesn't work for you, then it;s not the chromecast, it;s you, and your gear.


  • from Ajax, ON
2.0

Flaky

Google cast requires a bunch of wifi network changes to properly work, some of them cause issues with other wifi streaming products I own. Would be great if Google stuck to making there device work with the default settings most wifi routers use for every other wifi application. Also the price is pretty low so not a big deal, but the 1st generation device I owned stopped working completely when Google updated the casting app. Spent more than 20 hours going over the various config possibilities and changes to my devices, to my wifi router, updating apps on my phone, etc etc etc with Google Supports help and it still did not work so I bought this new one. My expectation is that this new one will be turned into a brick when the next generation comes out as well. If it doesn't then I will be pleasantly surprised and not as ticked off as I was the first time it happened.


  • from Dartmouth, NS
5.0

Why didnt i have this long ago!!

This is the best product for streaming your Digital Media straight to your TV via any mobile device, so easy to set up and even easier to use. Works exactly as described. I keep asking myself why i hadnt had it sooner than now! Highly recommended for all ages. Perfect with all my apple devices


  • from Toronto, ON
2.0

Can't cast most of the time

The initial set-up was simple, and within 15 minutes, I was able to set up the device, download the apps, and start casting youtube and bloomberg from my iphone. Then, problems started coming, 1. After casting youtube for a while, the youtube app loses connection to the chromecast device, so if you want to cast a new video, you just can't play it onto TV. 2. After a few days usage, none of the apps can connect to the device anymore, even after I unplug & plug the device, restart my apps, reconnect my phone to the wireless network. None seemed helpful. 3. If you want to cast a Chrome tab onto your TV, your laptop will need to be on the same wireless network, which means you will have to give up on the ethernet connection first. That means that your desktop computer would not work unless it uses wireless internet connection, and also that you will suffer from the connection problem again.


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

Easy to setup, works great

Very happy with ability to stream to any TV, downside is occasional stuttering of video.


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

Easy to setup, works great

Very happy with ability to stream to any TV, downside is occasional stuttering of video.


  • from Barrie, on
1.0

Waste of Money

I've been using a1st generation Chromecast for over a year now. My 1st one failed after 6 months and the replacement one has finally died about 15 after the original purchase date. I'm not impressed and wouldn't waste my money investing in something that doesn't last.


  • from Mississauga, ON
5.0

Works as advertised

Very easy to set up, great picture quality, speed, etc. There is also third party software that will extend the functionality beyond Netflix, YouTube, etc. Saved me from buying a Smart TV.


  • from Richmond, BC
5.0

Good buy

I got both Apple TV and Google Cast. Comparing the two, I found Google Cast a better choice: Pros - Fast connect between tablet (iPad & Android smartphone) and TV - Set up in no time - Save tablet and smartphone battery as program will play till the end even when smart device turn off - Need very little space, the device is hung at the back of my tv with one end plug to HDMI and the other to USB for charging, no need to connect to power at all Cons - Only black color is available, I prefer red.


  • from Montréal, QC
4.0

Plus intelligent que les télé intelligentes

Ceci est mon 2e Chromcast. Fonctionne comme prévu; simple et rapide. Je souhaiterais seulement que la sortie soit compatible 4K; Au moins pour voir les photos en 4K si c'est trop demandé pour le vidéo.


  • from Markham, ON
4.0

Awesome product!!!

It was on sale so decided to grab one for my mom since I've only heard rave reviews from friends and family. Ran into some setup issues, not sure if it was router related but eventually got it up and running smooth. Now my mom can stream directly from her tablet/phone.


  • from Montréal, QC
2.0

Works exactly as described

First off, I'm a techno idiot and I had no issue setting it up on my tv as well as through the home stereo receiver to take advantage of surround sound. It works for anything local on my computer as well as online streaming. Whenever there's a hiccup, I find it's always my fault.


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