Summary: I did a lot of research. I already on a Roku box, but had two kids who wanted streaming on their TVs and didn't want to drop another $120. They each already have ipads, so I went for the Chromecast. Couldn't be happier. Worked as it said and took a total of 10 minutes to set up both TVs. Granted, if you don't own a mobile device this might not be for you, but I'd imaging if you are looking for a way to stream to you TV, you already have a mobile device of some kind.
Excerpt: Having difficulty getting the device to set up from my smart phone. I get a message that the device cannot be found and to move closer to the device. At that point I'm within 6 feet of the device and can't understand why it doesn't appear for setup. After numerous attempts to set it up, I've given up. perhaps I'll return after a while and try again.
Cons: Difficult To Set Up, Hard To Use, Unreliable
Excerpt: This is a cheap way to do Netflix or HBOgo. However, you should be aware that the application will actually be running on your iPhone, Ipad or other supported device. This product is not running the app itself and does not function on its own. Also, it is never shown, but it requires power in the form of a USB cable that goes in the end of the dongle. It does come with a power supply if your tv does not have a USB port. Works well. Its cheap.