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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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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...
Google injects Material Design into Chromecast, YouTube updates; Wallet makes shopping easier

Google injects Material Design into Chromecast, YouTube updates; Wallet makes shopping easier

Google is doling out more Material Design love to a few more apps this week. Notably, the Chromecast and YouTube apps are updated with Google's new design language, with Chromecast expanding its screen casting capabilities to more devices. The third app, Google Wallet, is getting a more modest...
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Google officially launches the Chromecast in India, available from December 10

Google today announced that Chromecast will shortly be available in India, with the company's own Play Store, local carrier Airtel and India e-commerce site Snapdeal offering the HDMI dongle from tomorrow. Pricing for the Chromecast will set local buyers back by Rs 2,999 ($50). The company...
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Get $20 Play Store credit when you buy a Chromecast between now and December 21

If you managed to hold off on buying the Chromecast during Black Friday, you'll be glad to know that Google is now offering a $20 Play Store credit toward purchasing movies and other digital content to stream to the device. The deal is in addition to three months of free Google Play Music All...
Vimeo will add Chromecast support in the future

Chromecast support is coming to Vimeo... eventually

Video service Vimeo announced that it remains committed to adding Chromecast support to its app. Company CTO Andrew Pile said in an interview that Chromecast support will be coming in the future, but he did not give a timeline on when that would happen. Gigaom reported that Vimeo is still...
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Comedy Central, Sesame Street Go and more add support for Chromecast

Chromecast support has now been added for a number of streaming video apps, including several cable TV services such as Comedy Central, Sesame Street Go, Nickelodeon and EPIX. Yes, that means you can stream content from your Android device to your Chromecast-equipped television that range from...
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Chromecast can now turn your smartphone or tablet into a family game controller

Google is adding more ways to use its Chromecast TV dongle today, as many Android gaming apps can now also be streamed and played on a big screen television, using a smartphone or tablet as a controller. Google is concentrating on supporting games with a family theme for Chromecast, such as...
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Showtime Anytime, Starz Play and Encore Play apps now have Chromecast support

Google's Chromecast HDMI streaming TV dongle has now added support for three pay cable television Android apps: Showtime Anytime, Starz Play and Encore Play. Assuming your cable TV provider supports these apps, and assuming you are a paid subscriber to one or more of these channels already,...
Chromecast headed south of the border for 699 pesos

Chromecast headed south of the border for 699 pesos

In addition to snagging the Moto Maxx later this month, folks in Mexico will now be able to pick up a Chromecast from local retailers starting tomorrow. The streaming stick will set you back 699 pesos, and will be available from Best Buy, Liverpool, and Linea stores. If you live south of the...
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Weekly poll results: Who is trading the Chromecast for a Nexus Player?

Android Central readers love their Chromecast Earlier in the week we asked everyone about their plans to upgrade to a Nexus Player from the Chromecast. Now it's time to look at the results. This was actually closer than I thought it would be, with only 39.2-percent of responders saying they...
Mario Queiroz waxes poetic on the future of Chromecast

Mario Queiroz waxes poetic on the future of Chromecast

Remember that FCC filing for a new Chromecast? If that wasn't enough evidence for you, a second iteration of the device was just hinted at by Google's VP of product management, Mario Queiroz. We're still lacking details on what, if any, new features the second gen Chromecast could bring, but...
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This week's sidebar poll: Are you swapping your Chromecast for a Nexus Player?

One of the coolest things we've seen in the past few weeks is the new Nexus Player. The consumer debut of Android TV brings a mix of Google TV and Chromecast, allowing you to do a bit more but also being a bit more intense (read: complicated) than everyone's favorite, the Chromecast. We think it'...
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Everything you need to know about Backdrop for Chromecast

Here's the lowdown on how to get fantastic looking Backdrop images onto your TV Google first announced Backdrop for Chromecast back at Google I/O, but has now finally flipped the switch and let us customize what images we see displayed by our Chromecast when it's in idle mode. There are a few...
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New Google Chromecast passes through FCC, but you likely won't spot anything new

What appears to be a new model of Google's Chromecast has been spotted passing through FCC, but unfortunately it's a filing that will fail to excite many holding off for 5GHz Wi-Fi support and other features. In fact, H2G2-2A will not bring any noticeable improvements to the table, confirmed by a...
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Firefox for Android updated with streaming video support for Roku and Chromecast

Firefox for Android will now let you stream video to the TV, and not just via Chromecast. The browser can shunt video out to Roku devices as well. Though Firefox has an uphill battle in mobile browsers when faced against Chrome, the inclusion of Add-on support is a huge differentiator. You've...

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