Chromecast

Listed as an online-only accessory for now

The days of constrained Chromecast supply are long gone, as Verizon is yet another retailer selling the $35 TV dongle. Coming in right behind Motorola which just started selling Google's accessory and long after both Amazon and Google Play have offered it, Verizon is prominently displaying the Chromecast as a great accessory on its main page.

It seems as though the Chromecast from Verizon is an online-only deal, at least for now, and with a free shipping offer this is certainly the "great gift idea!" that Verizon is touting it as. We can imagine more than a few people will be impulse-buying this accessory when they do their holiday shopping on the Verizon website this year.

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Verizon the latest retailer to begin selling Chromecast

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Looks like they removed the 25% discount. I saw it yesterday but didn't bite. Now it's at full price of $34.99.

Yup. Looks like it was a mistake. I was lucky and ordered mine yesterday as soon as I saw the discount. I checked back today and the discount is gone, so I called Verizon to double check and they said the discount does not apply to it because it is a "smart accessory." Glad I snapped it up yesterday!

First, yeah used my 25%. See Verizon isn't all that evil.

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I'm surprised Verizon isn't rapping people with a higher price, loll.

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Obviously this story is fake. There is no way that this is real as there isn't a massive Verizon logo all over the device.

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I bought mine earlier today, and with my employee discount it came out to just $28.08 total. Great deal, indeed!

This is a wifi only device, I don't get why a wireless carrier would sell this.

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They sell quite a few things that aren't dependent on cell phone signal to use, but usually still have a connection, or are used in conjunction, with cell phones.

Speakers, headsets, even fitness devices (Jawbone UP, Fitbit) are some such items.

They already have Google products. If it can make a few extra bucks for Verizon, more power to them. I wouldn't be shocked if other carriers sell Chromecast soon as well.

Because they're selling it as an "accessory" to your wireless carrier device...just as they sell the Jawbone Jambox, which also doesn't have a cell radio, or even WiFi.

I think I'll wait for the insanely good BestBuy black friday deal at an incredibly low, low discount of..... $29.99. #dealfail

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As cheap as the Chromecast is, it's tough to knock much off the price.

Winter is coming. She's quite the screamer.

*Only $35 with a 2 year agreement and only plays Verizon approved content.
I agree, the lack of a Verizon logo is astonishing.

They're still lobbying for logo...

Who the hell does their holiday shopping on the Verizon website?

Great deal! Just ordered 2 of them at a 25% employee discount, as gifts for my brother and my best friend.

Damn it, got 2 of them a few weeks ago from Amazon. Saving 25% off of 2 would of been nice using our discount.

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It wouldn't sell. It's triple the price of the NowTV box and lacks iPlayer, Demand5, etc. The only selling point is YouTube which doesn't really justify the extra.

If they opened the development then it'd be a different matter... I'd be interested just for Plex. No sign of that happening though.

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More retailers selling it, I'm guessing this has to mean the SDK will soon be out of beta. Crossing my fingers, want more apps.

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Where art thou SDK?

Seriously though, is it still coming? The Chromecast TV ads are running like non-stop, been seeing them more often than the Nexus ones even... You gotta think there's much bigger stuff coming to it than Hulu/HBO/Pandora.

As someone who stills pay for cable (and doesn't pay for a single streaming service but does a lot of free streaming) I'm decidedly "whelmed" by the Chromecast but I see the potential in it...