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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  1. Linus Tech Tips

    Linus Tech TipsMonth ago

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  2. Fred King

    Fred KingHour ago


  3. Nadav Ben Tovim

    Nadav Ben Tovim5 days ago

    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.

  4. dubstep overwrite

    dubstep overwrite22 days ago

    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

  5. nacoran

    nacoranMonth ago

    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.

  6. Finn Kelly

    Finn KellyMonth ago

    can you review this www.banggood.com/Guard-Bird-KB560S-700mAh-English-QWERTY-bluetooth-Wireless-Laser-Virtual-Projection-Keyboard-for-Smart-Phone-Tablet-PC-p-1778690.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=CN

  7. Ally Burgess

    Ally Burgess7 hours ago

    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.

  8. Mason Marr

    Mason Marr16 hours ago

    Linus getting savage on stadia lol

  9. Neil Carvalho

    Neil CarvalhoDay ago

    Which is the best for Samsung dex wireless?

  10. Neil Carvalho

    Neil CarvalhoDay ago

    Does it work with dex wireless?

  11. james bucsis

    james bucsis5 days ago

    Crappy remote . Time you pay for all the accessories, not worth it ....Or is it

  12. Philip B

    Philip B5 days ago

    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...

  13. Jedidiah Steele

    Jedidiah Steele6 days ago

    The fact that is still doesn't have Stadia makes no sense to me

  14. mrlmaokun

    mrlmaokun6 days ago

    3:35 hey good taste, that's like my favourite movie

  15. Jonathan Kile

    Jonathan Kile7 days ago

    Hey Linus everything you are saying is completely supported by the xiaomi mi box and it has more memory

  16. Joshua Weckler

    Joshua Weckler7 days ago

    Air TV Mini.

  17. Kasper Kataja

    Kasper Kataja8 days ago

    "If Keanu Reeves IS in it I don't wanna see it!" FTFY

  18. Craig Woodgate

    Craig Woodgate8 days ago

    I currently the chromecast ultra and it’s pretty pointless

  19. Jack Yeager

    Jack Yeager8 days ago

    Can we clone him, and have him work at every tech store on the planet?

  20. Zephyr Drake

    Zephyr Drake9 days ago

    Holy moly it's litterally twice as expensive in the netherlands.

  21. met ys

    met ys9 days ago

    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?

  22. James Mills

    James Mills9 days ago

    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.

  23. Timon

    Timon9 days ago

    Can I install apks on this

  24. Jadzia Cardinal

    Jadzia Cardinal10 days ago

    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!

  25. smetlje sm

    smetlje sm10 days ago

    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

  26. ChasingGeek

    ChasingGeek11 days ago

    Can finally get rid of my nexus player

  27. Dark Nite

    Dark Nite11 days ago

    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.

  28. UnsungHero74

    UnsungHero7411 days ago

    And how about the Xiaomi Mi TV stick? Seems like a worthy alternative

  29. Craig Michael Curtice

    Craig Michael Curtice11 days ago

    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

  30. Mikey Forrester

    Mikey Forrester11 days ago

    Pirating is super easy with chinese boxes and interface can be customised since they run almost naked android

  31. Warez Commentary

    Warez Commentary12 days ago

    Good try, but... Firestick lite for 20€. End of story.

  32. Darren Elton

    Darren Elton12 days ago

    Not long until we see the 1st affordable Google 4k/8k TV with all this built in

  33. Artem Popov

    Artem Popov13 days ago

    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.

  34. Michael Reineke

    Michael Reineke13 days ago

    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.


    HACKENSLASH13 days ago

    Not in a million years

  36. Matt Herriot

    Matt Herriot14 days ago

    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?

  37. Ian Frechette

    Ian Frechette14 days ago

    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 USlikes 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 USlikes 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 USlikes 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.

  38. JoYo

    JoYo14 days ago

    stop with the "dozens of stadia users" already

  39. Joseph Moubarak

    Joseph Moubarak15 days ago

    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

  40. Andrey Indreies

    Andrey Indreies16 days ago

    I have xiaomi mi box s, is awesome.

  41. jaybo monte

    jaybo monte16 days ago

    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

  42. Jimmy Doan

    Jimmy Doan16 days ago

    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

  43. ez1to3

    ez1to316 days ago

    You're a Canadian USlikesr but you always confuse me when you use the US price, without saying USD. it's listed for $70.

  44. Samuitsuki

    Samuitsuki17 days ago

    Will any Android TVs be able to use this without the dongle?

  45. Charles Smith

    Charles Smith17 days ago

    This video appeared in my suggestion right after i got one

  46. Charles Smith

    Charles Smith17 days ago


  47. FloppytopHoppencock

    FloppytopHoppencock17 days ago

    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."

  48. Alaztin

    Alaztin17 days ago

    "Only $50" My country: "It's *100* actually."

  49. Alaztin

    Alaztin9 days ago

    @Timon Ebay price + shipping to Europe + VAT + Duty fee = more than $100

  50. Timon

    Timon9 days ago


  51. Lalisa Manoban

    Lalisa Manoban12 days ago

    great! mine 339....

  52. Sgt Salty

    Sgt Salty13 days ago

    Ah, a fellow Australian. I just bought one.

  53. Adakthegreatest

    Adakthegreatest17 days ago

    They need to add stadia

  54. blue Ice

    blue Ice17 days ago

    Getting a new cast so I can connect my media instead of casting it from my phone

  55. Eric Grønneberg

    Eric Grønneberg17 days ago

    Considering the ccu promotion for cyberpunk sold out ... I doubt they Will cancel stadia.

  56. Isabel

    Isabel17 days ago

    For some reason the interface reminds me of the apple TV that my brother has.

  57. Justin W

    Justin W17 days ago

    Wait it doesn’t work with stadia?

  58. Lonelyplaneted

    Lonelyplaneted17 days ago

    No, the chromecast is a piece of hit. Im done with it.

  59. L G

    L G17 days ago

    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?

  60. GOD

    GOD18 days ago

    Fire Stick is better

  61. viraltaco

    viraltaco18 days ago

    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.

  62. Shiero

    Shiero18 days ago

    Last video about AndroidTV links said xioami mi box was the best and didn't compare it to this product? Really?!

  63. Brandan Briscoe

    Brandan Briscoe18 days ago

    I've already lost my remote. Gotta buy another Chromecast or switch back to my cc ultra.

  64. John Kramer

    John Kramer18 days ago

    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

  65. Bad Robot

    Bad Robot18 days ago

    Can I load Popcorn?

  66. E P

    E P18 days ago

    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.

  67. Peter Den

    Peter Den18 days ago

    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.

  68. Karan Bhatnagar

    Karan Bhatnagar19 days ago

    I have a Sony x900f tv. Does it makes sense to get this?

  69. Moe

    Moe19 days ago

    Ok, I'm getting one. Thx for the review

  70. Daniel T

    Daniel T19 days ago

    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

  71. James Lalor

    James Lalor19 days ago

    Was plex a native app or sideloaded?

  72. DepressednWondering

    DepressednWondering19 days ago

    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?

  73. DepressednWondering

    DepressednWondering16 days ago

    @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 :)

  74. Samuitsuki

    Samuitsuki16 days ago

    I'm about to buy a new TV, and I'm confused about the same things.

  75. Dan Shimony

    Dan Shimony19 days ago

    Xiaomi Mi Box S And all the others are bad options

  76. Roland Rohde

    Roland Rohde19 days ago

    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?

  77. Moa cat

    Moa cat20 days ago

    In Europa costs 120 $.

  78. Samuitsuki

    Samuitsuki16 days ago

    It's even more expensive in Denmark.

  79. Teng

    Teng20 days ago

    Please write the type of hyper drive shown in the video..

  80. sizaint

    sizaint20 days ago

    On my kids tv on some USlikes videos it's getting some glitch like scan line on it 0.o

  81. Alexander S

    Alexander S21 day ago

    Since when is apex legends on Google Tv

  82. Tony Ling

    Tony Ling21 day ago

    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)

  83. Asheru 92

    Asheru 9221 day ago

    I'd never want to invite CIA into my house 🚮

  84. Crazy loko

    Crazy loko21 day ago

    can you cast your iphone to it???

  85. yikesdude

    yikesdude21 day ago

    Does it have 4k upscaling?

  86. Reg Watson

    Reg Watson22 days ago

    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.

  87. GorgusTV

    GorgusTV22 days ago

    chromecast sucks every other device is better cheeper or simpler to use with even more functions ....

  88. Carlos Reynosa

    Carlos Reynosa22 days ago

    I don't think it supports Stadia right now.

  89. Nightline Gaming

    Nightline Gaming22 days ago

    So you need a USB bank to be able to connect a mouse and keyboard?

  90. dubstep overwrite

    dubstep overwrite22 days ago

    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

  91. Conscire Shooter

    Conscire Shooter23 days ago

    Just buy a MI 4k tv box. Same processor, 2gb RAM, 8GB ROM. And just for Rs3500 (~$30)

  92. Zx_Optic

    Zx_Optic23 days ago

    11:30 MrFreshasian??🤣

  93. Queen Anne's Revival

    Queen Anne's Revival23 days ago

    Stadia's actually good so I hope they just improve the ecosystem and make it interesting for people

  94. Prfction Music

    Prfction Music24 days ago

    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 🤣

  95. KomradKyle

    KomradKyle24 days ago

    I dont see the app from Google what is it?

  96. Clear5tyle

    Clear5tyle24 days ago

    The USlikes app doesn't let you choose which channel to use!! super frustrating!

  97. Tom Garnes

    Tom Garnes24 days ago

    And in fact, if you did the netflix deal and were going to pay for it anyway, you could get them for 5 bucks.

  98. This Guy

    This Guy24 days ago

    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

  99. Khayam Gondal

    Khayam Gondal24 days ago

    Linus is hot AF

  100. Paschalis Bakouras

    Paschalis Bakouras25 days ago

    Here is 100 euros. So it's a no.

  101. Luis Talavera

    Luis Talavera25 days ago

    Is it possible to connect the nvidia shield game controller to the chromecast 2020?

  102. Buck Jolicoeur

    Buck Jolicoeur25 days ago

    ... and it can control my house lights.

  103. John Lee

    John Lee25 days ago

    By combining ethernet with power doesn't that introduce EMI?

  104. NwO 4LiFE

    NwO 4LiFE25 days ago

    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!

  105. Christopher James cj

    Christopher James cj26 days ago

    Can i use it on a laptop

  106. astan fartin

    astan fartin26 days ago

    dobe! anchorman 2

  107. Sister Mary Clements

    Sister Mary Clements26 days ago

    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 USlikes.

  108. Steven Fellows

    Steven Fellows27 days ago

    Yeah... 50 in US but much more expensive in Europe...

  109. Răzvan Afloarei

    Răzvan Afloarei27 days ago

    I still think Xiaomi Mi Box S is better. What are your takes?

  110. SonnyXL Bright

    SonnyXL Bright27 days ago

    Great review but is this guy looking more and more like Kenny Everett, one of my old time favourite comedians or, am I seeing what isn't there ?

  111. borgos beats

    borgos beats27 days ago

    so like can i easily cast an iPhone or iPad to the new chrome cast? i wanna get it for my parents for their non smart tv (they love casting apple to their smart samsung TV) but i need to be certain it will work

  112. E P

    E P27 days ago

    Hi Linus, thanks for this went out and got Google TV I tried my hub with USBC power del. But when using the supplied power adapter, said it didn't have enough power. Then tried charger with 60w max with 3A output, that seemed to affect my GTv, and not boot. Then added norm power supply without hub and worked. Which hub do you recommend? What is max power wattage to it? Thanks

  113. E P

    E P18 days ago

    got the hub working anker pd with 45W

  114. Karyl Kidd

    Karyl Kidd27 days ago

    Rfid blocking 😅😂🤣 Doesn't happen. lol. Noone steals yer stuff w/rfid issues. Aside from that, as always, solid vid