Chromecast

Chromecast is what all the kids are talking about after today's Google event. And while Google Play isn't shipping for a couple more days, Amazon says it'll have the little HDMI dongle on your doorstep as soon as tomorrow, if you hurry. So check our our hands-on with the Chromecast, and hit the link below to order.

 

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Amazon says it's shipping the Chromecast today

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Might wanna update that :P Says may need 1-2 days to process - I know when it said in stock on the page, when placed in the cart said the same thing and with Prime shipping said I'd have it on the 30th.

Now Amazon is saying "In stock but may require an extra 1-2 days to process." It didn't when I placed my order there 20 minutes ago though.

It might have sold out of its first allotment. Because my says now shipping with the tracking option under my order.

Ordered mine on Amazon as soon as it popped up, showed a July 29 delivery date on my email receipt. Looking forward this little device!

Just canceled my Google Play order and went through Amazon. Free shipping with no tax? There's no question.

Same here.

Should have shopped around, but I impulsed clicked buy immediately at google play when it became available. It told me it would ship Aug. 7.

Canceled Play order, ordered from amazon estimated delivery for July 29. Free 2-day with my Prime subscription.

Thanks Phil!

Not inconceivable since you can review them after you order them.
Some people have them already you know.

Just ordered mine from the Play Store. That will be great to watch Netflix with. I can watch all my Highlander episodes from the 1st to the very last.

Cancelled mine from the Play Store and reordered thru Amazon, shipping today. Great deal from Google.
Thanks for the heads up.

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Buzz kill.

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Hmm, since many people will buy the ChromeCast with their Amazon Prime 2-day shipping accounts, the question I have is, will there be an Amazon Prime video app for Android devices (or iOS) to control the ChromeCast on their TVs?

It'd be pretty odd to buy the thing from Amazon and not be able to use it with Amazon services.

I've already placed my order through the Play Store ...and now I have a second one coming through Amazon.

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The Play Store order is really easy to cancel if you wanted to, just go to your receipt and open your order and click cancel order.

It says on the Amazon page that you do. I wouldn't have canceled my Google Play order if it didn't, I'd rather save some money since I'm paying for Netflix anyways.

I don't see anything on the Amazon page about getting the 3 months of Netflix. Where did you see this?

Out of stock on Amazon now. 2-4 weeks shipping estimate. Hopefully mine ships with the first batch!

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Can't cancel my Google Play order. Keep getting an error. Best Buy has them in stock but no instore pickup not available.

Same here. I called in and they told me it cannot be cancelled due to the way they process orders. Total BS.

Sweet! Was going to use some of my Google Play credit but the Play Store seems to be having some issue where it keeps going in and out of stock. So got mine from Amazon and free shipping too. Wicked!!! Now I wonder how long before Google will start an unlimited Movies & TV plan like the unlimited Music plan?

Let's see... as a Netflix subscriber the 3 month credit is $24 -- since I'm paying this already, that makes the effective value $11... how can I *not* buy it!

Ordered mine when it first went live on Amazon. It'll be here Friday. Gotta love free two-day shipping. =)

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Got my Amazon order in earlier today! It should be here by Friday at the latest.

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As was previously said out of stock. I'm Prime so would have been able to save the $3.99 shipping but I can live with that. My order is in with Google Play. If I see Amazon get more in before Google ships then I'll decide what to do.

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I just called Google and you can't cancel your order after an hour. I ended up ordering from Best Buy since they offered free shipping and it may actually get here faster. Google told me just to refuse delivery or call UPS when I get my tracking number and tell them I don't want the item. Refund will be processed within two weeks. Sucks but luckily I can afford wait for the $40 refund.

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Not really impressen.. Its only $6 more for a stand alone android mini pc like the mk808 (geekbuying) full HD stream from internet or network microsd usb flash& hdd support

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Just cancelled my google play order and got it from Best Buy. Saved on shipping and I think it will come sooner. Thanks all.

I ordered mine as soon as it went live in the play store. Got a tracking number this morning with a delivery date of today July 25th. Well done google, next day shipping! Maybe this will re-assure me in making purchases through the play store after that god awful nexus 7 disaster last summer. :)

I won an ipad 2 years ago.
I have the hd connection kit.
Think that basically does the same in a larger package?
I am going away for a few days and at home we stream netflix using older Nintendo wii's but when on vacation we use the iphone/ ipad.
I will eventually get this, but just wondering if the same thing is accomplished but just in a smaller package using the chromecast?

I ordered yesterday the moment they became available via amazon, with nextday shipping from prime! My tracking says out for delivery today!!!

Seems like a response to the Roku, but there's not a lot of value that I can see. Why should I buy a standalone device that requires another device in order to function? Any laptop or netbook can do the same thing and much more.

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I ordered mine from Amazon on the 24th, said I would have it the 30th. It has still not shipped and does not have a date.

Curious who is still waiting? I ordered two of them through Amazon Prime on the 24th but still have not shipped. I get the sense Amazon may have fulfilled these out of order. My order would have been placed around 7pm with ship to Arkansas. Still showing an estimated ship date of October though I did receive the email stating that ship date is not correct.