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YouTube TV faithfuls can claim a free Chromecast with Google TV

Chromecast With Google TV
Chromecast With Google TV (Image credit: Joe Maring / Android Central)

What you need to know

  • Google is offering a free Chromecast with Google TV to existing YouTube TV subscribers.
  • Eligible subscribers much claim the offer by December 31st.
  • Google recently offered a similar promotion for new YouTube TV subscribers.

YouTube TV isn't cheap by any means. What used to cost $35 a month, shot up to $50, and now sits at $65 a month. It's not terrible, and is in line with other live streaming options, with the added benefit of being a Google brand. Every now and then, Google will offer discounts or extended free trials, but the latest promotion is for those of you who have stuck around.

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According to an email going out to some YouTube TV subscribers, Google is offering a free Chromecast with Google TV dongle for existing users. The catch here is that you apparently must have been a consistent YouTube TV subscriber since at least June of 2018 to be eligible for Google's gift. It's similar to an earlier promotion that Google offered to new users if they made at least one payment by a certain date, although that promotion seems to have expired to make room for this one.

Google often hands out freebies for customers who subscribe to its services. The company recently offered a free Stadia kit for YouTube Premium subscribers. That includes a Chromecast Ultra, which is meant only for casting media, such as video games tied to Google's Stadia platform.

Chromecast with Google TV normally costs $50 and is at the top of our list for the best streaming devices available right now, so it's a nice consolation for sticking around on YouTube TV for so long, despite the price hikes. Users should check the email account tied to their YouTube TV to see if they're eligible. The offer lasts until December 31st, so act fast!

Chromecast With Google TV

Chromecast with Google TV

Chromecast with Google TV is perhaps the best streaming device you can buy. It offers tons of apps, 4K HDR support, and a col remote that has buttons for quick access to Google Assistant, Netflix, and Youtube.

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4 Comments
  • June 2018! Oh man, it would have felt good to get this perk after the price hikes. Early 2019 subscriber here. Former AT&T TV.
  • They forgot about the faithful Canadians
  • I've been a consistent user since 2017 but I haven't gotten this in my email.
  • Ughhh🤬 December 2k18 here. Very annoying.