Chromecast with google tv

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So is anyone else getting this device ?
Looks pretty promising for what it supports and for the price.

My one nitpick is the name.

Chromecast has been around a while, and doesn’t have a huge market share. One reason is how it operates. People will see that and maybe bypass it thinking it’s nothing new?

They have changed that, and left previous functionality there.

I know there was a previous google tv, but how many average joe types do?

I’d think a better name would have been to reverse it. Google tv with chromecast.
 

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I got 3 of them.

My only problem with them is not being able to switch between primary 'google tv' accounts so that my wife and I can have our own universal watch lists.

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I got 3 of them.

My only problem with them is not being able to switch between primary 'google tv' accounts so that my wife and I can have our own universal watch lists.

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Not a feature I use but I can see that being a issue.

I thought it was announced as being available, or at least coming at some point ?
 

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Walmart and Home Depot started selling them early on accident over a week ago. So knowing there was inventory in the wild, after the announcement I jumped on it at Walmart.com and was able to snag a few last week.

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Walmart and Home Depot started selling them early on accident over a week ago. So knowing there was inventory in the wild, after the announcement I jumped on it at Walmart.com and was able to snag a few last week.

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I ordered one out of the google store, and it came in quickly. I did go by our local WM, was going to get another, but they havent got stock, or havent put them out at least.
 

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WiFi range and speed on the device seems exceptional.
I have it in my garage. I also have a roku there, and have had a fire device and the shield.

This gets nearly the full speed via WiFi where the other devices usually got half that.

Won’t make a difference in PQ, but it does seem strong if you’re in a lower signal area of the home anyway.
 

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So after a week or two of routine usage, I think we're going to retire our Fire Cube and Fire Sticks on all of our TVs, and probably supplant even the native apps for at least my wife and I thanks to the unified watchlist. The only thing the Amazon-specific devices ever provided that set them apart was a UI into our most-used ecosystem, and now that advantage has been replaced by something better.
 

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So after a week or two of routine usage, I think we're going to retire our Fire Cube and Fire Sticks on all of our TVs, and probably supplant even the native apps for at least my wife and I thanks to the unified watchlist. The only thing the Amazon-specific devices ever provided that set them apart was a UI into our most-used ecosystem, and now that advantage has been replaced by something better.
The way it integrates content from across app platforms is far more useful than I would have anticipated.
 
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