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New Nexus 7 and Chromecast Order Pages Live on Google Play

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If you are ready to throw money at your computer’s monitor, then head to Google Play and bookmark the new Nexus 7 pages for when they go live. Orders aren’t yet available, but it’s a good place to keep an eye on if you want to be one of the first to own it. In addition, the new Chromecast dongle is up and available for purchase, listed at $35. 

The 16GB WiFi-only model of the Nexus 7 start at just $229, bringing a Full HD display, dual stereo speakers, a quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM and a whole bunch of other goodies. The 32GB WiFi-only is priced at $269.99. For those that want the LTE variant, you will need to wait just a bit longer as there is no specific launch date available.

Play Links: Nexus 7 (32GB) | Nexus 7 (16GB) | Chromecast ($34.99)

  • Jason M. Kosmiski

    My Chromecast from Amazon is shipping already!

  • Jason M. Kosmiski

    I wonder when the Nexus 7 orders will go live on the play store?

  • steveliv

    Keep in mind if you are a current Netflix subscriber, the promo code will save you $23.97 (3 Months of free service). This means you’re only paying $11.03 for the Chromecast.

  • William_Morris

    Limit reached.

    Dookie poo.

  • steveliv

    You might need to call Google Play support to cancel your ChromeCast order. I waited about 10 minutes on hold and the rep was able to cancel it. Amazon order will get here Friday. I would get the one day shipping, but i wouldn’t be able to mess with it until Friday anyways.

    • Justin W

      You had to call to cancel your Play order for it? I was able to do it via the Play Store. Got mine from Amazon also 🙂

      • steveliv

        When i tried to cancel on the website, it told me it couldn’t be cancelled. It said to try again or call Google Play Support.

        • Justin W

          Wierd. Must have been too long for the order to process or something.

    • JamesU513

      You can easily cancel from the play store, i did it and ordered from Amazon. Took 5 seconds to cancel, 1 button.

  • kfath1978

    So if you have Google TV this is pretty much useless correct? Am I missing something?

    • Jason Bittner

      this is not a replacement for gtv, it allows you to stream content from your laptop/desktop/phone/tablet/IOS device direct to your TV…. in a way that the content provider does not know you are doing this

  • Ahku Droid

    And…Chromecast bought.

    For $35, I didn’t have a choice not to.

  • Nee Austin

    Amazon placeholder link for chromecast. ymmv


    • MichaelWiebe

      It’s live. Thanks! I just grabbed it from their with my Prime account. Hopefully this partnership leads to a prime video partnership…

      • Ian


  • Kidd_Funkadelic

    So if music the what I’m interested in, could I plug this into the HDMI port on my high-end receiver to pass the audio out to my 3 zone house? (Better yet, could the receiver then pass through the video to the TV?) I need some answers! This could be the missing piece to my complete all-house wireless solution for Google All-Access!!!

  • Jason M. Kosmiski

    Did they say Chromecast would be available through Amazon and BestBuy.com today?

    • Justin W

      Yeah. It’s up on Amazon now.

  • Adam

    Waiting for Amazon, I will never again buy hardware from the Play Store after the N7 mess.

    • Justin W

      It’s up on Amazon!

  • flyinggerbil

    if my cable box is hdmi 1 and i plug this in as hdmi 2 how does it show up when i’m watching tv? do i need to keep switching outputs to view anything?

    • trixnkix637

      I’d assume so. I mean that’s how it works if cable box is hdmi 1 and ps3 is hdmi 2

  • Dc

    Just ordered 6!

  • n11

    What about Kanadaaaaa?!

    • Justin W

      It’s up on Amazon. I would assume you could order it, but I’m not sure..

  • Mike

    Yet another device I can buy on Amazon, yet I can’t use it to watch Amazon Videos… Oh Amazon….you so crazy.

    • Bill0405

      You can use it to watch amazon videos. You can stream them through the chrome browser on your laptop as they showed in the demo.

  • dancingcrab

    What I’d like to know is does ‘Available 30 July’ mean we have to wait that long to order it?

  • Johnny Boucher

    anyword when the nexus 7 2 will be available in the uk?

  • Johnny Boucher

    anyword when the uk will get the nexus 7?

    • Justin W

      “Coming weeks”

  • JoeTi

    Just bought mine! My description to my gf: “Its like roku or appleTV. Basically its a dumb GoogleTV.”

    • Raj Bhatt

      Except since this uses Chrome, networks can’t block it like they do with Google TV.

      • justin

        Hulu is Hulu. They’ll find a way. Damn Hulu.

      • JoeTi

        There is a hack for that in the settings so it hasn’t affected my use.

        • Raj Bhatt

          Yeah I’ve rotted my GTV but now Amazon Instant Video doesn’t play in HD all of a sudden. I am tired of messing with it. For 35 bucks my wife can use her ios device as well.

  • Just ordered Chromecast, should also note it now lists the Nexus 7 (2012 model) as no longer for sale.

  • Guest

    Wow! Chromecast is already showing out of inventory.

    • Havoc70

      its back grab it while you can

  • Joshua P.

    please stop making the inline links like “hen head to Google Play and bookmark the new Nexus 7 pages for when they go live.” inline links to tags on articles and links to the actual resources.

  • Havoc70

    Pre-ordered 2 Chromecast devices, looks fun. cant wait to try it out for real

  • Teng Taing

  • palomosan

    Just pre-order Chromecast since the N7 is not available yet.

  • Shane Redman

    let’s just not look at that “black sleeve” in the accessories section…

  • BloodiedWraith

    I’m going to Best Buy on Tuesday since it’s my day off and I have $25 in credit to snag a new Nexus 7 32GB and I’m thinking of a Chromecast but I have one question – can it be plugged into an HDMI port on a receiver?

    • JimmyHACK

      It should be able to no problem since you power it separately.

      • BloodiedWraith

        That’s what I figured – now the only thing is to decide if I really need one considering I can just pair my phone up via bluetooth to use Google Play Music through my 7.1 surround sound and I have a PS3 for all my media needs…

        • AnotherAndroidKid

          Might not be the forum for this, but consider the power usage of a PS3 vs this and you’ll see the electric bill drop.

  • Bionic_Pags

    Just ordered a chromecast for each of my TV’s however i just started to wonder… Do they all need to be “Smart” HDTVs? B/C only 1 of mine is a smart TV…

    • Robert Macri

      Its says it doesn’t need to be smart.. it goes in the HDMI so, no.

      I’m hoping I can plug this into my AVR as I use that to switch inputs.

    • BloodiedWraith

      Any TV.

    • Justin W

      I think you’d get the most use out of it if it’s not plugged into a smart tv (basically, it’s a smart TV adapter for your dumb tv, without all the extra crapware).

  • Mitch Joa

    Tim, why do your posts not have picture at the top anymore? It makes meh a sad panda…

    • Site is just bogged down today. They’re there! Promise!

  • fritzo

    got a Chromecast! for $35, this thing is going to go fast!

    • JG

      Gone already…

      • JG

        and now back with an 8/2 ship date and not 8/7. LOL WTF

        • Ian

          I ordered as soon as they showed it on the live stream and shipping date was 1-2 days FTW

          • Justin W

            Got mine from Amazon and it’ll be here Friday (2 day air). Alternatively, I could have gone with Next Day and had it today, but I won’t have time to mess with it tomorrow.

  • Eric

    I won’t let you order a Nexus 7…

    • Justin W

      “I will get one of these Nexus 7’s..”


  • Justin

    Waiting for Amazon! The Google press release says it will be available today on Amazon, Bestbuy.com, and the Play Store. Nothing showing up on Amazon and Bestbuy.com yet.

    • Justin

      Chromecast that is…

    • Franklin Ramsey

      Retail they said it would arrive the 28th, so I don’t know if Amazon gets it the 28th, like retailers, or not.

      • Justin W

        Nope, it’s available now and you can Next Day it so it’s at your door tomorrow (or Friday if it’s too late)

    • Justin W

      It’s up on Amazon!

  • Tristan

    Did anyone else think that the Nexus7 isn’t that much bigger than the “phablet” sized phones, and the LTE version might be a decent phone using Google Voice??

    • tyguy829

      if you never want to go out in public ever again, then sure!

    • Tyler Durden

      No because the Note 2 is a million times smaller. The bezels make it huge

  • slole1

    I have $45 in Google play credit and it;s not letting me use it! Ugh

    • CasperTFG

      Learned that the hard way after I asked and received $100 in gift cards for Christmas to buy my N10. Google customer support rep told me credit is for apps and content not devices.

      • Al-Burrit0

        not dabes…

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Think I’ll wait for Best Buy. Might as well use my $20 cert and get some more reward zone points.

    BUT I really want that LTE Model!

    • Justin W

      I think the LTE model will only be available on Play, but we’ll find out soon enough.

  • JimmyHACK

    Waiting for Amazon Chromecast link. Not a fan of the Play Store when Amazon will have it 🙂

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Me too

      • Justin W

        It’s up and I got mine ordered 🙂

    • Just F your I…

      The Play Store version comes with three months of free Netflix for “previous, new and existing Netflix members”. Not sure if Amazon will offer the same promo, but that alone is reason enough to buy it from GP. That pretty much makes it free! Woohoo for giving offers like this to EXISTING customers!

      Already purchased mine 🙂

      • dancingcrab

        The Netflix deal being exclusive was not not clear in the presentation. However, I would hazard a guess that because the code is emailed to you once the Chromecast ships does make it seem more likely to be a Google Play only offer.

        • Shawn Pourhosseini

          already sold out 🙁

          • Shows still available to me.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Just bought mine, it is still up.

        • JimmyHACK


          It is emailed, but you get it no matter which of the 3 places you order from.

      • JimmyHACK

        The Netflix offer applies to buying from Play Store, Best Buy, or Amazon as the offer page says https://cast.google.com/chromecast/offer

        • dancingcrab

          Awesome! Hoping it’s Prime eligible…

          • SDotNYC

            It is sir!

        • Nice find! Oh how I love Google. This thing is pretty much free!

          Now I only have to buy two devices (upgrade for my GNex) and my first Nexus 7! Woohoo! Three for the price of two!

          Is this real life? Today was more exciting that IO!

    • David Parrella
    • JamesU513

      Just bought mine…couldn’t resist. Love affair with Google. Bought from Amazon with free 30 days of Prime, saved like $4 or $5 bucks over Google Play.

  • Shane Redman

    FREE SHIPPING!!!! Already order my chromecasts for both TVs

    • fixxxer7

      I didn’t get free shipping!!!
      oops only for the nexii right?

      • Shane Redman

        for the N7, not the casts 🙁 sorry, posted that tidbit in haste