Reviews and Problems with Google Chromecast 1st Gen (2013)
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Beware: Does not work with most newer routers
6 October 2015
Excerpt: Like others have pointed out, this does not work with most newer routers that have combo 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands.
It gets pretty far in the installation process. Then, at the last step, it fails with a message saying that for routers that support 5GHz (which is almost all routers today), check to see...
Excerpt: Set was easy. I was able to set it up on my phone and my daughter iPad. It was easy and works great. My daughter loves Netflix and watching show on YouTube. This made it easy to display on the tv.
1 star only because there's no negative star option.
Not pleased, Target
6 September 2015
Excerpt: Set up is easy, just plan on having something else to do for an hour while it installs a firmware update. If you liked lagging, stuttering videos on dial up in the '90s, you'll love this. Someday, someone will make this technology work reliably. Today is not that day, and Google is not that someone.
All your information is licensed to and owned by Google and their affiliates
28 August 2015
Summary: Oh My God! Have you read their terms "When you upload, submit, store, send or receive content to or through our Services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations,...
Excerpt: This is my second one. Bought it because cable announced we needed cable boxes for all tv's. Really don't watch cable hardly any more since I got the first one and thinking of just getting rid of it. I get Netflix (no commercials) Crackle, and anything that will play in a chrome browser.