Google Chromecast (2018) review: Same as the old Chromecast
Quick and easy setup • Affordable • Casting from phone to TV still dirt-simple
Few upgrades over previous model • Does not automatically pause videos for calls • Amazon video not Cast-compatible
The latest Google Chromecast is still a good buy for anyone looking for a simple, affordable streaming option, but if you already have a second-gen model, you should pass.
The new Google Chromecast was conspicuously absent from the spotlight at Google’s recent hardware event. But there was indeed a new, updated version of Google’s streaming dongle; it’s just the company decided to roll it out quietly. Spend a few minutes with the new Chromecast and you’ll see why the company didn’t brag about the refresh at the event — there’s really nothing new to brag about. Read more…