Michael Adams
CanadaMember since May 2017

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    • May 9, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    ChromeCast

    Thieves!

    Google screwed us by deciding that we were are no longer going to use the $40.00 piece of crap that they sold us!

    Here's my complaint on RipoffReport.com. I suggest all ChromeCast users that are in the same boat go there and complain. Maybe some lawyer might decide to launch a class action lawsuit against Google.

    I bought Google's Chromecast about three years ago when they first came out, and it worked well until last week (in April 2017) when Google updated and got rid of its functionality on older computer systems. I had bought the ChromeCast to cast my laptop screen onto my TV, and that's exactly what it did, until now.

    Now I cannot use it anymore because I have a 2009 MacBook Pro with OX 10.7.5. My laptop works flawlessly and still looks new, to replace my system with a comparable new one would cost me a small fortune, and there is absolutely no reason that I need to.

    I have spent hours trying to fix this problem online along with many others that have been affected. According to Wikipedia, Google sold 30 million of these units to consumers. Last week they swindled more than just a few of them. There are plenty of other users that can't afford the latest and greatest and have to make do with perfectly good older machines, and there are millions of us who paid good money for this item which was working just fine, and with one fell swoop, Google has made our ChromeCast purchases worthless.

    I accept that older hardware and software cannot be supported, but I take exception to the fact that Google has purposely blocked my ability to use a product which they sold me, without my knowledge, but wirelessly with software.

    Does this mean that any corporation can decide if a product they sold you should just stop working? Will car manufacturers whose products are now loaded with software just stop working when they decide that you need a new one? Will Google's self-driving car, Waymo, just leave you stranded or will it drive you to some remote location first, when they decide their coffers need to be refueled?

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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