Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Shanghaichica, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. Shanghaichica macrumors G4


    Apr 8, 2013
    I have the original chromecast which still works perfectly well. I know that a newer version and been released. Are there ang significant differences between the first and current generation?
  2. Surf Donkey Suspended

    Surf Donkey

    May 12, 2015
    Perhaps a bit more stable wifi and supports up to AC wireless, and a different design. If you already have one and it works perfectly, no reason to upgrade at all.
  3. mi7chy macrumors 603


    Oct 24, 2014
    New one is only beneficial if you're in a congested 2.4GHz WIFI space otherwise the original is more compact, has a nicer design and has 2GB storage instead of 256MB.
  4. Fancuku macrumors 65816


    Oct 8, 2015
    PA, USA
    AC and 5GHz were the biggest reasons I bought a second gen. I had all my wireless devices on the 5GHz band and the old Chromecast was 2.4GHz only so it became useless to me.
    Dolby Digital + was also a nice addition.
  5. 0970373 Suspended

    Mar 15, 2008
    I have both the 1st & 2nd Gen and the 2nd gen is a nice upgrade for $35. It's faster and works a little smoother. But it certainly isn't a must do. If you think you can wait until v3, that wouldn't be a bad thing.
  6. SurferMan macrumors 65816

    May 14, 2010
    South FL
    Have one from a couple years ago, still works fine, even streams hd movies from my plex server on a computer no problem. Only thing I hate about it, is I wish Amazon and Google would come to some agreement to allow Amazon Movies app to work on Chromecast to stream. I have Prime and it sucks not being able to do so and don't have fire tv/stick.

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