Chromecast with Google TV: a unique and evocative name for this multimedia streaming box! Delivered with a remote control, it is based on a revamped version of Android TV emphasizing content recommendation.
The Chromecast with Google TV is a nice little 4K media box. It is perfect for streaming videos from SVOD packages. The content aggregation system is convincing and avoids juggling between different services to find ideas for films or series. Google’s new interface convinces, even if it is not yet perfect. Above all, the box offers a rather pleasant experience with fairly fluid navigation. With its contained price, Google’s little pebble hits the bull’s eye, even if it offers a less complete overall service than an Nvidia Shield TV.
- Simple and intuitive to implement.
- Built-in Google voice assistant.
- 4K HDR compatibility.
- Built-in 4K Chromecast.
- Well thought out recommender system.
- Convincing aggregation of the various SVOD and VOD bouquets.
- No microSD card reader.
- 8 GB of storage space only.
- No tracking of movies and episodes.
- Ethernet adapter sold as an option.
- Lack of decoding of DTS audio formats.
NB: The reported price drop is calculated by comparing the lowest price of the day with the average of the lowest prices charged by all merchants for the product last month, with security rules to exclude prices from shops whose the VAT policy is not clear (known as “grey” shops, typically in the case of imports from China).
The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max box is a very good streaming solution. Its interface is both rich and simple to use. Bringing together in one place the content of the various streaming services (SVoD) to which the user subscribes, this model also offers support for the latest multimedia technologies: 4K, HDR and Dolby Atmos. And if the remote control is not very original, it has the merit of being complete.