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Google Chromecast £25 and Chromecast Ultra £59 discounted at Argos
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Google Chromecast £25 and Chromecast Ultra £59 discounted at Argos

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Posted 17th Apr 2019

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Handy if you're looking to add more Chromecasts to kids bedrooms etc. My husband buys these now for pretty much every room!

Chromecast £25 and Chromecast Ultra the 4K one £59

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toge17/04/2019 10:48

Is the ultra worth it?


No absolutely not IMHO. £60 is overpricced for a simple 4K media streamer in 2019. Most modern 4K TVs will have most of the same apps. Most modern game consoles and Bluray players can stream in 4K too. So many other devices offer similar features, unless you have literally nothing under your TV and very poor smart features, you probably don't need this.

Even if you do, there are far cheaper devices that do the same thing e.g. the Amazon Fire TV 4K was just £35 until a couple of days ago. Sadly that offer has ended, but it will no doubt be that price again and even at the standard £50 is a good £10 cheaper than the Chromecast Ultra...
Edited by: "ST3123" 17th Apr 2019
toge17/04/2019 11:04

I watch a lot of YouTube and cast to my 4k TV... I can't do that with a …I watch a lot of YouTube and cast to my 4k TV... I can't do that with a fire stick can i?



you have a 4K TV but don't have a youtube and/or Netflix app built in? really?
ST312317/04/2019 11:02

No absolutely not IMHO. £60 is overpricced for a simple 4K media streamer …No absolutely not IMHO. £60 is overpricced for a simple 4K media streamer in 2019. Most modern 4K TVs will have most of the same apps. Most modern game consoles and Bluray players can stream in 4K too. So many other devices offer similar features, unless you have literally nothing under your TV and very poor smart features, you probably don't need this. Even if you do, there are far cheaper devices that do the same thing e.g. the Amazon Fire TV 4K was just £35 until a couple of days ago. Sadly that offer has ended, but it will no doubt be that price again and even at the standard £50 is a good £10 cheaper than the Chromecast Ultra...


I watch a lot of YouTube and cast to my 4k TV... I can't do that with a fire stick can i?
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Is the ultra worth it?
toge17/04/2019 10:48

Is the ultra worth it?


Stadia ready...

It comes down to whether you consume a lot of 4k content or not. If you do, then yes. 4k is a big improvement especially on a larger screen.

Standard version also works great.
toge17/04/2019 10:48

Is the ultra worth it?


No absolutely not IMHO. £60 is overpricced for a simple 4K media streamer in 2019. Most modern 4K TVs will have most of the same apps. Most modern game consoles and Bluray players can stream in 4K too. So many other devices offer similar features, unless you have literally nothing under your TV and very poor smart features, you probably don't need this.

Even if you do, there are far cheaper devices that do the same thing e.g. the Amazon Fire TV 4K was just £35 until a couple of days ago. Sadly that offer has ended, but it will no doubt be that price again and even at the standard £50 is a good £10 cheaper than the Chromecast Ultra...
Edited by: "ST3123" 17th Apr 2019
ST312317/04/2019 11:02

No absolutely not IMHO. £60 is overpricced for a simple 4K media streamer …No absolutely not IMHO. £60 is overpricced for a simple 4K media streamer in 2019. Most modern 4K TVs will have most of the same apps. Most modern game consoles and Bluray players can stream in 4K too. So many other devices offer similar features, unless you have literally nothing under your TV and very poor smart features, you probably don't need this. Even if you do, there are far cheaper devices that do the same thing e.g. the Amazon Fire TV 4K was just £35 until a couple of days ago. Sadly that offer has ended, but it will no doubt be that price again and even at the standard £50 is a good £10 cheaper than the Chromecast Ultra...


I watch a lot of YouTube and cast to my 4k TV... I can't do that with a fire stick can i?
Thanks op. Just ordered the standard 3rd gen one to collect to replace my 2nd gen one which won't stream All4 from my phone to my monitor.
toge17/04/2019 11:04

I watch a lot of YouTube and cast to my 4k TV... I can't do that with a …I watch a lot of YouTube and cast to my 4k TV... I can't do that with a fire stick can i?



you have a 4K TV but don't have a youtube and/or Netflix app built in? really?
toge21 m ago

I watch a lot of YouTube and cast to my 4k TV... I can't do that with a …I watch a lot of YouTube and cast to my 4k TV... I can't do that with a fire stick can i?


You can, but Amazon's implementation was changed slightly after a spat with Google, I think it runs through the browser now, but still available: androidcentral.com/doe…ube
matman05098817/04/2019 11:25

you have a 4K TV but don't have a youtube and/or Netflix app built in? …you have a 4K TV but don't have a youtube and/or Netflix app built in? really?


I have but the CPU inside can't cope with 4k
what if you bought it 4 days ago for £30
Remember in the olden days when they used to give you £20 Google Play credit? None of that anymore?
Edited by: "DealJourno" 17th Apr 2019
Pick_me1 h, 56 m ago

what if you bought it 4 days ago for £30


Buy another one at £25 then take it back with the £30 receipt ! Job done !
ST312317/04/2019 11:02

No absolutely not IMHO. £60 is overpricced for a simple 4K media streamer …No absolutely not IMHO. £60 is overpricced for a simple 4K media streamer in 2019. Most modern 4K TVs will have most of the same apps. Most modern game consoles and Bluray players can stream in 4K too. So many other devices offer similar features, unless you have literally nothing under your TV and very poor smart features, you probably don't need this. Even if you do, there are far cheaper devices that do the same thing e.g. the Amazon Fire TV 4K was just £35 until a couple of days ago. Sadly that offer has ended, but it will no doubt be that price again and even at the standard £50 is a good £10 cheaper than the Chromecast Ultra...



Disagree with you Chromecast or Fire TV Stick are two different things, Chromecast is a dummy device, no user interface, just select some content from your phone, tablet or PC in the same network, press the Chromecast button and then your Chomecast will receive the order and the address where the video (or audio) link is and it will negotiate the best quality for your TV size.

You can search for a movie on Netflix, and send it to the Chromecast, on your mobile phone it appears low res., but casting it to the TV can reach 4K resolution, and no traffic of data from your mobile to the TV. You can pause, FF, stop, from your phone, but there are not controls on the screen.

By the other hand, The Fire TV, is a streaming device with apps, and a remote control. It is based on Android but it is not Android TV…

Main benefit of Chromecast is it support YouTube.
Smash7717/04/2019 14:42

Disagree with you Chromecast or Fire TV Stick are two different things, …Disagree with you Chromecast or Fire TV Stick are two different things, Chromecast is a dummy device, no user interface, just select some content from your phone, tablet or PC in the same network, press the Chromecast button and then your Chomecast will receive the order and the address where the video (or audio) link is and it will negotiate the best quality for your TV size.You can search for a movie on Netflix, and send it to the Chromecast, on your mobile phone it appears low res., but casting it to the TV can reach 4K resolution, and no traffic of data from your mobile to the TV. You can pause, FF, stop, from your phone, but there are not controls on the screen.By the other hand, The Fire TV, is a streaming device with apps, and a remote control. It is based on Android but it is not Android TV…Main benefit of Chromecast is it support YouTube.



You can still use Youtube on a Fire TV but there is no dedicated app, which isn't ideal. I have used the original and second gen Chromecast but ultimately moved to other devices as I found them very frustrating to use. The whole 'no remote' thing is not a good design decision IMHO. The trouble is that the link between your phone and the Chromecast isn't a solid always there link like there is between the remote and device and was always very flakey for me and when it was lost it was typically very hard to get back without resetting the Chromecast, phone or sometimes both, very annoying!

I think sometimes the phone dropped out of the wifi network so the Chromecast couldn't see it anymore. That is the trouble, if there is even the slightest connection blip on either devices they would lose contact with each other IME. When this happens the Chromecast is uncontrollable until both are reset and reconnected, utter PITA I found, give me an 'old fashioned' remote any day as there is far less can go wrong with that simple set up.

Casting looks cool in the ads but works nothing like as well in real life....
Edited by: "ST3123" 17th Apr 2019
RE: YouTube on Amazon fire

Download the firefox browser change the homepage to YouTube and bang you have a "YouTube" app. It's the TV interface which is identical to the previous semi official app and also the official LG TV app on my 4K LG.

Its a non issue on Amazon devices and I don't know why people keep saying it doesn't have YouTube - it does and works well even in 4K on the 4K stick.
My input about the ultra.....

It has an ethernet port on the plug. Its way faster than the old models and it just does what it does really well. Mine was second hand from ebay for like 40 quid but I'm very happy.
toge22 h, 25 m ago

Is the ultra worth it?



YES . Here is why (based on my experience):

- Higher resolution
- Faster connection and stream and operation
- Ethernet connection available
- Once you click the stream icon on youtube it would turn your TV on!
- Can be operated with Google Home even with the TV switched off.
RE:YouTube on Fire TV

Forget the official app and download Smart YouTube TV. It has the same exact YouTube UI with NO ADS + constant updates

Even Chromecast function works using the official YouTube app from my phone to sending it to that app. No idea why but mine does.
ST312318 h, 25 m ago

You can still use Youtube on a Fire TV but there is no dedicated app, …You can still use Youtube on a Fire TV but there is no dedicated app, which isn't ideal. I have used the original and second gen Chromecast but ultimately moved to other devices as I found them very frustrating to use. The whole 'no remote' thing is not a good design decision IMHO. The trouble is that the link between your phone and the Chromecast isn't a solid always there link like there is between the remote and device and was always very flakey for me and when it was lost it was typically very hard to get back without resetting the Chromecast, phone or sometimes both, very annoying!I think sometimes the phone dropped out of the wifi network so the Chromecast couldn't see it anymore. That is the trouble, if there is even the slightest connection blip on either devices they would lose contact with each other IME. When this happens the Chromecast is uncontrollable until both are reset and reconnected, utter PITA I found, give me an 'old fashioned' remote any day as there is far less can go wrong with that simple set up. Casting looks cool in the ads but works nothing like as well in real life....


Never ever had this problem and I've got 3 Chromecasts from v1 since it's release & all used daily.

Simplicity is the beauty of a Chromecast. Navigating Android box/stick menus is just unbearable. I have an LG smart TV and use the menu on that begrudgingly.

Problem I do have with my V2 is that I've had to factory reset it twice after it's gone into a boot loop.
I understand that the Chromecast can be used to stream from a laptop using the cast option in Google Chrome. Has anyone used this and can advise what is the quality and lag like please? I intend to go wireless on all devices but laptop-TV connection is a bit problematic and wondering if a £25 Chromecast will do the job. It would be ideal if it did - I do not really want to invest in a Shield or something, that's a bit pricey.
They are charging too much for the ultra. Unless youtube 4k is very important to you, firestick 4k at 35 is a better deal. Not to mention you can install thousands of android apps on that as well
Mdiz17th Apr

Stadia ready... It comes down to whether you consume a lot of 4k content …Stadia ready... It comes down to whether you consume a lot of 4k content or not. If you do, then yes. 4k is a big improvement especially on a larger screen.Standard version also works great.


I completely forgot about Stadia really excited for that!
I find the Amazon firestick much better value for money. Got both and never use Google anymore
Will this pick up terrestrial tv as no cabling to the garage only WiFi.
leighton.prescott18/04/2019 11:12

Will this pick up terrestrial tv as no cabling to the garage only WiFi.


Wouldn’t a portable/ indoor aerial be a cheaper, easier option?
I have been tempted to buy one of these for sometime. Will this mirror exactly what is on my phone? I have a PlayStation emulator app on my phone. Will this let me play that on the big screen?
David.Tap24 m ago

I have been tempted to buy one of these for sometime. Will this mirror …I have been tempted to buy one of these for sometime. Will this mirror exactly what is on my phone? I have a PlayStation emulator app on my phone. Will this let me play that on the big screen?


Mirroring is disabled for some Android apps, but I can't imagine a PS emulator would block it. It's best to ask the devs of that app if it supports mirroring.
I have a 4k tv with great apps but no integration for Google home. Would the chromecast help here?
That 4k one isn't worth it, you're better of with a 4k Amazon fire stick, you can do more with it and cast or better still get s little 4k Xiaomi box.
highdon18/04/2019 09:40

I understand that the Chromecast can be used to stream from a laptop using …I understand that the Chromecast can be used to stream from a laptop using the cast option in Google Chrome. Has anyone used this and can advise what is the quality and lag like please? I intend to go wireless on all devices but laptop-TV connection is a bit problematic and wondering if a £25 Chromecast will do the job. It would be ideal if it did - I do not really want to invest in a Shield or something, that's a bit pricey.


We use an older gen chromecast to watch BT Sport from iPhone to TV without any problem. Quality not as good as watching Sky Sports in HD but not bad at all.
captainbeaky3 h, 43 m ago

Wouldn’t a portable/ indoor aerial be a cheaper, easier option?


I’ve got one of those atm, but it’s unreliable even though I have setup with signal meter. Does this provide terrestrial tv channels.
lisaenglish716 m ago

We use an older gen chromecast to watch BT Sport from iPhone to TV …We use an older gen chromecast to watch BT Sport from iPhone to TV without any problem. Quality not as good as watching Sky Sports in HD but not bad at all.


Thanks, I understand that you can stream from your phone, but Windows laptops are technically not compatible. There is a way around it using the Google Chrome browser but I don't know if it's worth it. That's why I ask if someone used this for streaming and has any input.
toge17th Apr

I have but the CPU inside can't cope with 4k


Your 4k tv has a cpu in that can't handle 4k....ey?
Went for Amazon fire stick TV just few days ago because of the remote
It's the same price everywhere else
toge17/04/2019 11:04

I watch a lot of YouTube and cast to my 4k TV... I can't do that with a …I watch a lot of YouTube and cast to my 4k TV... I can't do that with a fire stick can i?


Yeah you can.
Some TVs (I would guess most) now properly support HDMI-CEC which allows you to pause, stop and in some cases skip using your regular TV remote. Depending on the particular app, you may be able to browse content also. So while a phone is the primary way to control a Chromecast and is certainly required, you can also usually use your regular TV remote for basic stuff too.

The Stadia support and the ethernet connection do justify the Ultra's higher price.
Alik23/04/2019 12:30

How do you turn your fire stick to Chromecast?


Any cast enabled app should be able to let you cast. YouTube's been apparently enabled on Amazon sticks now as well.
Spacevsgravity11 m ago

Any cast enabled app should be able to let you cast. YouTube's been …Any cast enabled app should be able to let you cast. YouTube's been apparently enabled on Amazon sticks now as well.


How sure are you of this, my android phone certain doesn't recognise the fire stick and only shows the Chromecast when clicking the cast option
David.Tap18th Apr

I have been tempted to buy one of these for sometime. Will this mirror …I have been tempted to buy one of these for sometime. Will this mirror exactly what is on my phone? I have a PlayStation emulator app on my phone. Will this let me play that on the big screen?


Mirroring is possible but not how Chromecast generally works, typically your phone just tells the Chromecast what to play and the Chromecast goes off and fetches it and plays it. Don't get one purely for mirroring you'll be disappointed as it doesn't work that well. You're probably better off getting a phone that can do USB C to HDMI to mirror your screen if you don't already have one. Recent Huawei and Samsung phones can do that.
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