Google’s new 4K streaming dongle reduces app overload, but still has a few blind spots.
At its best, the Chromecast with Google TV represents how streaming is supposed to work.
You shouldn’t have to sift through a dozen apps—Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+, HBO Max, and so on—just to figure out what to watch. Everything should instead be accessible from one menu that acts as a universal guide to streaming. Google’s new $50 4K streaming dongle tries to deliver on that ideal.