Everything else is a BAD DEAL - Chromecast with Google TV

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The Chromecast with Google TV isn't just the newest Chromecast, it completely changes what a Chromecast IS. But is it good enough to take on an Android TV box like the Nvidia SHIELD TV?
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Fred King
Fred King Vor 5 Tage
Nadav Ben Tovim
Nadav Ben Tovim Vor 10 Tage
I bought the new chromecast exited about using the "For You" features, as everybody says it's its main software advantage over other streamers. I was disappointed to learn than in my country, as in many others, this feature isn't supported. I think it is important to talk in this kind of videos about worldwide feature compatability since you are the main source of tech info for so many people. I admit I should have checked this myself, but the short research I did on this item didn't bring this up.
dubstep overwrite
dubstep overwrite Vor 27 Tage
I had to upgrade mine because of it not supporting ipv6 also it's stronger than our old router and I know it is faster than the old one plus I can manage devices connected now I upgraded mine before the chrome cast with google tv was announced
nacoran Vor Monat
Looking at your dongle (that didn't sound as dirty in my head) it makes me think maybe they should just add some extra USB ports by default. Seems like it would be a good place to hook up some other low power peripheries. Maybe pair it with some receiver add-ons so you can send a signal to your speakers, or receive from multiple sources (my brother, for instance, has a thousand DVDs that he isn't going to spend money digitizing but a DVD-Blueray player that could network through the Chrome stick wirelessly would be cool.
Finn Kelly
Finn Kelly Vor Monat
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Michael Hauger
Michael Hauger Vor 19 Stunden
You notice that the Google Play Store is hidden somehow.
Amateur Driver
Amateur Driver Vor Tag
Great stuff
agent47isn1 Vor 4 Tage
Any way you guys can send a link for the power adapter and the hub that you used?
Jan Košák
Jan Košák Vor 4 Tage
Google TV is getting bigger with official cooperation with Sony, TCL and others.
Ally Burgess
Ally Burgess Vor 5 Tage
I'm surprised Linus didn't talk about how it compares with various smart TVs. Is it worth it as a replacement for the built in android os that TVs from Sony, Samsung and LG run? My Sony can be a little finicky with some apps like Plex, interested to know if this would be worth it for that. Also does it support CEC? There's no way I could expect my wife to deal with yet another remote control.
Mason Marr
Mason Marr Vor 5 Tage
Linus getting savage on stadia lol
Neil Carvalho
Neil Carvalho Vor 6 Tage
Which is the best for Samsung dex wireless?
Neil Carvalho
Neil Carvalho Vor 6 Tage
Does it work with dex wireless?
james bucsis
james bucsis Vor 10 Tage
Crappy remote . Time you pay for all the accessories, not worth it ....Or is it
Philip B
Philip B Vor 10 Tage
And I just tested and found out that casting your photos/videos from google photos it casts it at freking 720p... What kind of shit is this? We are in 2021, if my Hi-res photos are cast at 720.. what's the frekin use? Test it you will see.... it's frekin hurrendous, you see image pixelating/over correcting.. on a 4k tv it's un watchable. So I just use my integrated browser with my LG and log directly into my google photos and the quality is then like it should be. Not even using the CC anymore...Honestly, the only advantage I had on it was sideloading kodi. Now I just run the Plex app of my TV. I really wanted to give CC a chance...
Jedidiah Steele
Jedidiah Steele Vor 11 Tage
The fact that is still doesn't have Stadia makes no sense to me
mrlmaokun Vor 11 Tage
3:35 hey good taste, that's like my favourite movie
Jonathan Kile
Jonathan Kile Vor 12 Tage
Hey Linus everything you are saying is completely supported by the xiaomi mi box and it has more memory
Joshua Weckler
Joshua Weckler Vor 12 Tage
Air TV Mini.
Kasper Kataja
Kasper Kataja Vor 13 Tage
"If Keanu Reeves IS in it I don't wanna see it!" FTFY
Craig Woodgate
Craig Woodgate Vor 13 Tage
I currently the chromecast ultra and it’s pretty pointless
Jack Yeager
Jack Yeager Vor 13 Tage
Can we clone him, and have him work at every tech store on the planet?
Zephyr Drake
Zephyr Drake Vor 14 Tage
Holy moly it's litterally twice as expensive in the netherlands.
met ys
met ys Vor 14 Tage
Is anyone having wifi connection loss issues? I have three apple tv's around the house (all on the same wifi and working great) and when I finished my outside area, I bought the Chromecast with google tv running off my google wifi nest but my google tv can't seem to keep a connection with my google wifi mesh and it's turning into a horrible experience. Any suggestions?
James Mills
James Mills Vor 14 Tage
Hard no. No DTS-HD support (or DTS:X, DTS, etc), surround sound issues galore even in Netflix (search on the Google forums), and a heavy push to rent/buy almost everything on the home screen even if you have 5-6 services connected. You're better off with a Roku or Firestick.
Timon Vor 14 Tage
Can I install apks on this
Jadzia Cardinal
Jadzia Cardinal Vor 15 Tage
I love love love our Chrome Cast. But when we upgraded to this one we have had nothing but problems with it! It constantly disconnects from our internet which is literally beside the tv. A problem we never had with our first chrome cast. Apparently tons of people are having this issue as well. I’d love to see a video regarding a review from using it for the last month or so if you noticed any changes or glitches too!
smetlje sm
smetlje sm Vor 15 Tage
Looks sleek until you need more than basic functions band you endup with an octopus behind tw with 20 connectio points all willing to disconnect. Or worse a octopus on your tv bench
ChasingGeek Vor 16 Tage
Can finally get rid of my nexus player
Dark Nite
Dark Nite Vor 16 Tage
Don't know why it's called a chromecast...it's basically an Android/Google TV box since it already has apps built in...with chromecast availability.
UnsungHero74 Vor 16 Tage
And how about the Xiaomi Mi TV stick? Seems like a worthy alternative
Craig Michael Curtice
Craig Michael Curtice Vor 16 Tage
I have seen those weird upload and download speeds by Metro by T-Mobile phone has way higher upload speeds than download, I think the APN isn't set up right
Mikey Forrester
Mikey Forrester Vor 16 Tage
Pirating is super easy with chinese boxes and interface can be customised since they run almost naked android
Warez Commentary
Warez Commentary Vor 17 Tage
Good try, but... Firestick lite for 20€. End of story.
Darren Elton
Darren Elton Vor 17 Tage
Not long until we see the 1st affordable Google 4k/8k TV with all this built in
Artem Popov
Artem Popov Vor 18 Tage
But can you use the rewind and fast forward buttons from the tv remote? Chromecast advertised that it had CEC function but only the pause button works and if you need to rewind or fast forward you need to pull the phone out. Which sucks, a simple task made so much harder than it should be.
Michael Reineke
Michael Reineke Vor 18 Tage
Doesn't the SHIELD still not support VP9 hardware decoding? Let alone profile 2, which is also well supported nowadays? That's a good reason to go with the Google TV if it has VP9.
Not in a million years
Matt Herriot
Matt Herriot Vor 19 Tage
My first Chromecast sucked and I bet the new one does as well. Only got it to use for streaming my phone's screen and movies already saved on my phone. But it refuses to even link to anything unless it first saw an internet connection so that it could dump user data to Google. Why should we pay for Google to install another spy portal in our homes?
Ian Frechette
Ian Frechette Vor 19 Tage
I'm moving away from Comcast/Xfinity X1 triple play which costs about $300/mo (crept up from about $225 over the years). I just had Centurylink 940/940Mb fiber installed.. I still want live TV + DVR, so I first tried AT&T TV and frankly it sucks. Their Android TV interface is slow and klunky, and the live channel DVR buffer disappears any time I switch apps or even move into the menus and back about half the time. The promo pricing is attractive ($55-65/mo), but after 12/mo it's $90-110/mo to get the basic channels I want + $15/mo HBO Max. Early cancellation fee is worthy of Xfinity. ($15/mo for the months remaining in 2 year contract. Luckily I can cancel inside 2 weeks, and I will). Today I picked up Chromecast with Google TV and it's a breath of fresh air. It's very fast and responsive, and Google Assistant is well integrated with all the streaming apps. Any cord cutter should be happy with it out of the box. If you're using almost any existing integrated Android TV, this will generally work better/faster. I added DEpost TV to get live local and basic channels and DVR. It too is well integrated into the main interface. The live TV DVR buffer does not go away even when I open other streaming apps, and DEpost etc (although it won't remember where I paused).. The only real annoyance I've found is that if I do go into the menus or another app, and want to get back to my live channel.. hitting Back won't do it. It always ends up back at the home screen, or top of list of live channels and I have to reselect the show I'm watching. It retains the the ever growing DVR buffer so it knows what channel I'm on. Just wish there was a way to get back there in one/two button presses, or a single voice command. Only been a day, but I'm happy so far. All up.. it'll be $65/mo for Centurylink fiber + $65/mo for DEpost TV + $15/mo for HBO Max = $145/mo versus the $300/mo I'm paying now.. (not counting Netflix/Disney+/Hulu which are add-ons to all the options). Will be porting my work landline to (or just dropping the old number and moving to) Google Voice with an OBI200 box.
JoYo Vor 19 Tage
stop with the "dozens of stadia users" already
Joseph Moubarak
Joseph Moubarak Vor 20 Tage
Hi, Any idea if I can connect the Sonos 1 Gen 2 to the Google TV and cast audio? I am currently casting my projector using the chromecast
Andrey Indreies
Andrey Indreies Vor 21 Tag
I have xiaomi mi box s, is awesome.
Biorne monteleone
Biorne monteleone Vor 21 Tag
This makes me wanna goto to google home office and kiss the person who brain storm this. I dont know about anyone else . The cable TV held hostage i paid just for one Tv and one and wifi and from my work i stayed in NYC during the week , My cable TV was 32.00 dollars more then my Mortgage . ( YES IM TALKING ABOUT YOU ! *******OPTIMUM ONLINE ****** My monthly Bill was 382.00 amonth . Then the dude that installed it didn't hide the cable He opened a window and strung ugly black cable with a stapler gun into my great great grand parents prestteen late 1800's Victorian house
Jimmy Doan
Jimmy Doan Vor 21 Tag
About to try to stream fall guys from my pc to google tv locally. Hope it works well, main concern for me is input lag
ez1to3 Vor 21 Tag
You're a Canadian DEpostr but you always confuse me when you use the US price, without saying USD. it's listed for $70.
Samuitsuki Vor 22 Tage
Will any Android TVs be able to use this without the dongle?
Charles Smith
Charles Smith Vor 22 Tage
This video appeared in my suggestion right after i got one
Charles Smith
Charles Smith Vor 22 Tage
FloppytopHoppencock Vor 22 Tage
I love Stadia. It's worked great for me so far. It's literally someone saying "here use my computer to play your game, all you have to do is buy the game from us."
Alaztin Vor 22 Tage
"Only $50" My country: "It's *100* actually."
Alaztin Vor 14 Tage
@Timon Ebay price + shipping to Europe + VAT + Duty fee = more than $100
Timon Vor 14 Tage
Lalisa Manoban
Lalisa Manoban Vor 17 Tage
great! mine 339....
Sgt Salty
Sgt Salty Vor 18 Tage
Ah, a fellow Australian. I just bought one.
Adakthegreatest Vor 22 Tage
They need to add stadia
blue Ice
blue Ice Vor 22 Tage
Getting a new cast so I can connect my media instead of casting it from my phone
Eric Grønneberg
Eric Grønneberg Vor 22 Tage
Considering the ccu promotion for cyberpunk sold out ... I doubt they Will cancel stadia.
Isabel Vor 22 Tage
For some reason the interface reminds me of the apple TV that my brother has.
Justin W
Justin W Vor 22 Tage
Wait it doesn’t work with stadia?
Lonelyplaneted Vor 22 Tage
No, the chromecast is a piece of hit. Im done with it.
L G Vor 22 Tage
Only thing missing really is some sort of private listening mode. Maybe when casting they could add an update so that you can listen via earphones on your phone?
GOD Vor 23 Tage
Fire Stick is better
viraltaco Vor 23 Tage
I'm watching this on my chromecast ultra… And frankly I'm loving the experience. Granted I'm into bondage. I'm being facetious but it's either that or just admitting it was a bad decision.
Shiero Vor 23 Tage
Last video about AndroidTV links said xioami mi box was the best and didn't compare it to this product? Really?!
Brandan Briscoe
Brandan Briscoe Vor 23 Tage
I've already lost my remote. Gotta buy another Chromecast or switch back to my cc ultra.
John Kramer
John Kramer Vor 23 Tage
It's an awful implementation of chromecast. Try casting netflix from your phone. You can't. Instead it pops up the netflix app and you MUST use the remote. Third grade effort at an upgrade
Bad Robot
Bad Robot Vor 23 Tage
Can I load Popcorn?
E P Vor 23 Tage
What drive format can I run, clearly NTFS won't work, I've tried exFat ( 1TB drive ) but it doesn't read it? Where am I going wrong ? Please help :) Thanks.
Peter Den
Peter Den Vor 23 Tage
1: Google cancelling Stadia is very unlikely at this point 2: the latest ISP router provided by Telus, the Arcadyan, is pretty amazing. Very surprised by the performances.
Karan Bhatnagar
Karan Bhatnagar Vor 24 Tage
I have a Sony x900f tv. Does it makes sense to get this?
Moe Vor 24 Tage
Ok, I'm getting one. Thx for the review
Daniel T
Daniel T Vor 24 Tage
Noooo stadia is amazing! Destiny and cyberpunk MUCH better than only my ps4. Recently switched and enjoying it! I highly recommend using your own router, not your ISPs if using Stadia though
James Lalor
James Lalor Vor 24 Tage
Was plex a native app or sideloaded?
DepressednWondering Vor 24 Tage
So you need a smart TV (specifically an Android OS, not one running Tizen or WebOS) to use Google TV? I know you can use chromecast on nonsmart TVs, but I was kind of hoping that it would work with Google TV too... I'm confused because everyone keeps saying Google TV UI is just a skin on top of Android TV so that makes me think you need Android OS TV to use it, but I see other answers saying you can use it as long as you have HDMI port and wifi... but does that mean you can only use the chromecast part (better to just buy their 3rd gen chromecast dongle on a non-smart TV and save $20?) or do you also get the Google TV user interface and basically everything it has to offer?
DepressednWondering Vor 21 Tag
@Samuitsuki So after doing a little more research and asking around, I believe Google TV works on any TV that has HDMI port and wifi :)
Samuitsuki Vor 21 Tag
I'm about to buy a new TV, and I'm confused about the same things.
Dan Shimony
Dan Shimony Vor 24 Tage
Xiaomi Mi Box S And all the others are bad options
Roland Rohde
Roland Rohde Vor 24 Tage
While the CC with GoogleTV is.nice enough, it isn't capable of correctly playing Video, so... it's essentially useless. Any Video Streamer should at least manage to play 24p content at 24, 25p Content at 25 and 50p Content at 50p. Sadly, almost none of them actually does that. The AppleTV 4K does it on many (but not all) apps. ShieldTV doesn't, GoogleTV doesnt, FireTV does it only on Prime Content...what is wrong with these manufacturers?
Moa cat
Moa cat Vor 25 Tage
In Europa costs 120 $.
Samuitsuki Vor 21 Tag
It's even more expensive in Denmark.
Teng Vor 25 Tage
Please write the type of hyper drive shown in the video..
sizaint Vor 25 Tage
On my kids tv on some DEpost videos it's getting some glitch like scan line on it 0.o
Alexander S
Alexander S Vor 26 Tage
Since when is apex legends on Google Tv
Tony Ling
Tony Ling Vor 26 Tage
Does anyone know if this Chromecast can play video on my computer monitor but play the audio through a Bluetooth speaker??? (I want to stream from my phone and can't afford a whole new TV in my small home)
Asheru 92
Asheru 92 Vor 26 Tage
I'd never want to invite CIA into my house 🚮
Crazy loko
Crazy loko Vor 26 Tage
can you cast your iphone to it???
yikesdude Vor 26 Tage
Does it have 4k upscaling?
Reg Watson
Reg Watson Vor 27 Tage
Yeah great idea. Let Google vacuum up even more personal data about what you watch and combine that with your emails and everything else it already knows about you. They don't make these things cute and popular for no reason. Now we have Joe Biden and the Radical Left brought to you by Google and Big Tech. This is what happens when you get into the bed with the Devil. Well done everyone.
GorgusTV Vor 27 Tage
chromecast sucks every other device is better cheeper or simpler to use with even more functions ....
Carlos Reynosa
Carlos Reynosa Vor 27 Tage
I don't think it supports Stadia right now.
Nightline Gaming
Nightline Gaming Vor 27 Tage
So you need a USB bank to be able to connect a mouse and keyboard?
dubstep overwrite
dubstep overwrite Vor 27 Tage
I had to upgrade mine because of it not supporting ipv6 also it's stronger than our old router and I know it is faster than the old one plus I can manage devices connected now I upgraded mine before the chrome cast with google tv was announced
Conscire Shooter
Conscire Shooter Vor 28 Tage
Just buy a MI 4k tv box. Same processor, 2gb RAM, 8GB ROM. And just for Rs3500 (~$30)
Zx_Optic Vor 28 Tage
11:30 MrFreshasian??🤣
Queen Anne's Revival
Queen Anne's Revival Vor 28 Tage
Stadia's actually good so I hope they just improve the ecosystem and make it interesting for people
Prfction Music
Prfction Music Vor 29 Tage
I honestly don’t blame game streaming (stadia, xcloud, etc) because they aren’t supported so they can’t optimize it and fix problems. I don’t think google will drop it because they can’t fix and optimize it for slower internet and make games run really good. I play stadia on a crappy pc and it’s actually not as bad as you guys make out to be.... only problem I have with it is the library 🤣
KomradKyle Vor 29 Tage
I dont see the app from Google what is it?
Clear5tyle Vor 29 Tage
The DEpost app doesn't let you choose which channel to use!! super frustrating!
Tom Garnes
Tom Garnes Vor 29 Tage
And in fact, if you did the netflix deal and were going to pay for it anyway, you could get them for 5 bucks.
This Guy
This Guy Vor 29 Tage
You sound like an poopoo head when you say Google cancels everything. Show me on this doll🧍where Google hurt you in the past lol
Khayam Gondal
Khayam Gondal Vor 29 Tage
Linus is hot AF
Paschalis Bakouras
Paschalis Bakouras Vor Monat
Here is 100 euros. So it's a no.
Luis Talavera
Luis Talavera Vor Monat
Is it possible to connect the nvidia shield game controller to the chromecast 2020?
Buck Jolicoeur
Buck Jolicoeur Vor Monat
... and it can control my house lights.
John Lee
John Lee Vor Monat
By combining ethernet with power doesn't that introduce EMI?
NwO 4LiFE Vor Monat
All ive ever wanted was the ability to create a playlist of movies or particular episodes of different shows and have it just play them! Netflix still cant do it and has only just added the feature to stop that annoying thing popping up every 2 episodes asking if im watching even though the tv is in and of course im watching! But I still have to select "yes and dont ask me again" so you can't even just select it at the beginning! I have to connect an external drive that ive preloaded with stuff from a laptop and create folders in that. Just give me playlists!
Christopher James cj
Christopher James cj Vor Monat
Can i use it on a laptop
astan fartin
astan fartin Vor Monat
dobe! anchorman 2
Sister Mary Clements
Sister Mary Clements Vor Monat
It's a shame corporate culture doesn't allow for truth. Being in the business myself, I csn tell you all you need is a Chromecast plus a smartphone. I csn tell you how to get all your movies and shows for free. I can tell you how to save huge on your internet bill. I can tell you what a waste of money and time Netflix really is. How many views you think that would get me if I showed people how to save money, plus get everything they want for free? Such a shame you have to lie to people just to make a few selfish bucks yourself on DEpost.
Steven Fellows
Steven Fellows Vor Monat
Yeah... 50 in US but much more expensive in Europe...
Răzvan Afloarei
Răzvan Afloarei Vor Monat
I still think Xiaomi Mi Box S is better. What are your takes?
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