How Google Cast Measures Up as a Smart TV Platform

Consumer Reports
By James Wilcox
June 7, 2016

You have to give Google props—the company isn't a quitter whompany is back with Google Cast, which works a lot like the company's inexpensive Chen it comes to powering smart TVs. The first two platforms it pushed out, Google TV and Android TV, never gained much traction with TV makers, but now the cromecast streaming media player.

Several TV makers have signed on. Vizio is already using Google Cast for "SmartCast" TVs in its P-, M-, and E-series televisions. And other companies—Magnavox, Philips, Polaroid, and Westinghouse—have announced that some of their sets will be outfitted with Google Cast later in 2016.  

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