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Pay $35 for a Chromecast, get $66 of music and TV

Buy a Chromecast from Best Buy, get up to $66 for Google Play and Hulu

At $35 the Google Chromecast is a hell of a deal, but Best Buy's sweetening an already sweet pot. Right now if you buy a Chromecast it comes with 2 months of Hulu Plus and 90 days of Google Play Music All Access, which is $46 worth of content — but if you buy a Chromecast from Best Buy they're...
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Now your friends can use your Chromecast without stealing your Wi-Fi

Your friends can now easily cast videos to your Chromecast thanks to a new feature called guest mode. The new mode allows anyone in the room with an Android device to jump on your Chromecast — even if they're not connected to your Wi-Fi network. Enabling guest mode on your Chromecast is just a...
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Nexus Player's Google Cast Receiver updated in Google Play

A quick heads up for you folks rocking a Nexus Player: The Google Cast Receiver — that's the part that does all that Chromecasting stuff — has been moved into Google Play (or at least updated, as folks are pointing out) for easier updating. So make sure you update it forthwith. Or whenever. Just...

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There's a $6 Google Play credit waiting for Chromecast owners

Owners of the Chromecast streaming TV dongle should be able to claim a $6 Google Play credit (£5 in the U.K., sorry no-go in other countries!) today. Google is sending out the generous freebie to encourage folks to rent a movie (or maybe two) for Valentine's Day next week. Just in case you are...
10 million Chromecasts found their way into homes across the world in 2014

10 million Chromecasts found their way into homes across the world in 2014

Google sold about 10 million units of its Chromecast streaming TV dongle worldwide in 2014. This is the first time that hard sales numbers have been released for the product. Last week, Google stated that the Chromecast was the number one selling streaming device in the US in 2014 but did not...
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Chromecast is now the No. 1 streaming device in the U.S., users have casted 1 billion times

Today in the earnings call coinciding with its Q4 2014 release, Google CBO Omid Kordestani let us in on a few metrics of the Chromecast's success. The $35 (or less) streaming stick has been available for over a year and a half now, and just crossed the milestone of users tapping the "cast" button...
Nexus Player Google Cast Receiver

Nexus Player's Google Cast Receiver updated in Google Play

A quick heads up for you folks rocking a Nexus Player: The Google Cast Receiver — that's the part that does all that Chromecasting stuff — has been moved into Google Play (or at least updated, as folks are pointing out) for easier updating. So make sure you update it forthwith. Or whenever. Just...
Pay $35 for a Chromecast, get $66 of music and TV

Buy a Chromecast from Best Buy, get up to $66 for Google Play and Hulu

At $35 the Google Chromecast is a hell of a deal, but Best Buy's sweetening an already sweet pot. Right now if you buy a Chromecast it comes with 2 months of Hulu Plus and 90 days of Google Play Music All Access, which is $46 worth of content — but if you buy a Chromecast from Best Buy they're...
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Five things you need to know about your new Chromecast

Getting started with your Chromecast The Chromecast is one of those products that's simple and incredible. This small HDMI dongle (it's not much bigger than a thumb drive) turns any TV or monitor into a portal for online entertainment, and does it for less than the cost of a dinner and movie...
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Microsoft's Xim photo sharing app now supports Chromecast

Microsoft has released an update for its recently-launched smartphone photo-sharing app Xim that adds support for displaying those images for a number of TV set-top boxes and sticks, including Google's Chromecast. Other devices that will now work with the Xim app include Apple TV, Microsoft's...
Chromecast support comes to Lyve, Fitnet, and musiXmatch

Chromecast support comes to Lyve, Fitnet, and musiXmatch

Google announced today that a few new apps have picked up Chromecast support. You can now look forward to slinging music, pictures, and workouts to your big screen from musiXmatch, Lyve, and Fitnet respectively. Chromecast support appears to have been live for a short period on Lyve and Fitnet...
Google offering UK customers £15 movie credit with Chromecast purchase

Google offering UK customers £15 movie credit with Chromecast purchase

Google is offering a Google Play Movies credit to UK customers who purchase a Chromecast during the holiday season. Customers are eligible for a £15 credit towards Google Play Movies purchases if they bought a Chromecast between December 7, 2014 and January 31, 2015. Google also has other...
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Now your friends can use your Chromecast without stealing your Wi-Fi

Your friends can now easily cast videos to your Chromecast thanks to a new feature called guest mode. The new mode allows anyone in the room with an Android device to jump on your Chromecast — even if they're not connected to your Wi-Fi network. Enabling guest mode on your Chromecast is just a...

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