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Deal: Chromecast $5 off at Amazon and Best Buy, Down to Just $29.99 (Updated)

$35 is just too much for some people. At least, that’s the message online retailers are sending with their discounted Chromecast stock. For the stingy among you, both Best Buy and Amazon are offering Google’s darling dongle for 14 percent off MSRP, which amounts to $5. 

It may not be a 3-month Netflix subscription, but it’s certainly one less excuse not to buy a Chromecast. With a healthily-growing roster of supported services, what’s not to love about one of the cheapest TV streaming devices on the market?

Go grab it.

Update: Amazon Student members can save an additional $5 with the code 7CGHXJ2C. Cheers jwildman16!

Links: Amazon | Best Buy

  • ScottM

    I just bought one off of Best Buy for $29.99 + FREE SHIPPING

  • A.Miller

    Finally decided to pull the trigger. Also got a buddy of mine who is an Apple guy one for Christmas.

  • dragonflyr

    Was using plex as a media server and “casting” with avia .. now i’ve moved to Realplayer Cloud as the media server. I used to HATE everything related to Real .. but this new service/app (Realplayer Cloud .. ios,android,pc) is rock solid. Might wanna check it out if you’re using a media server to view/cast media. TIP .. if you install the realplayer cloud on your pc, be sure to setup/install selecting “advanced options” .. otherwise they will install additional software. Some things never change. But, a real nice media server/mobile viewer, etc.

  • dannyWHITE

    Verizon has it as well and since its an “accessory”, you can use your work discount and get 25% off it!

    • Doug

      used that to get it for $26 about a month or so ago…great product which appears to be getting better and better. Basically makes a non-smart tv a smart tv at an inexpensive price tag….

      • evltwn

        Agreed, and if you go on a trip, you can make the hotel tv a smart tv and watch your own content.

    • evltwn

      VZW site not allowing me to use my 25% discount. That totally blows. Maybe I’ll try going into a store and see if they can force the 25% discount.

      • CW

        This happened to me and I contacted Verizon multiple times. They said that this device doesn’t qualify for any corporate discounts. When it was first sold by Verizon, it did qualify, but they confirmed it was a fluke…

  • Drew Chapman

    Anyone know if you can use this by casting WiFi with mobile hotspot to another device? Like I don’t have internet at my place so I’m curious as to if it will work with mobile hotspot WiFi.

    • evltwn

      I’m in the same boat, and I use my phone as a wifi hotspot. It will connect with the chromecast just fine, but you need your computer/laptop to set it up. Then you can use your computer, tablet or ipod touch to control what you want to watch. You can also cast webpages.

  • John

    Who the hell is Kyle?

    • Cody

      Who is Rthvk?

      • John

        It would’ve been nice to have like an introductory post or something. Makes it feel more personable to the DL team we’ve grown to love.

  • Van Hicks

    Got me one. Recent addition of apps and promise of the sd coming soon gave me the push I needed. Hopefully it will be here by Thursday.

  • AbbyZFresh

    Already purchased 4 Chromecasts from Amazon for less than $130.

  • Anon

    If you have a smart TV this is essentially useless.

    • AbbyZFresh

      Not everyone has a smart TV. They’re still expensive.

      This is especially convenient for those of us with smaller TVs.

    • eturk001

      Incorrect! For example, Plex on;y has an app for Samsung Smart TVs, if you have a non-Samsung, you could now get Plex, and other apps that just aren’t on the lower volume brands (like Pioneer).

    • trophy

      i actually agree. i think this is a total gimmick. i mean there is a market for it. a small one. but yeah it’s garbage to me.

    • dgarra

      The tablet/phone apps associated with Chromecast work substantially better than any Smart TV phone/tablet/laptop apps I’ve seen. My last Smart TV didn’t let me cast my entire Desktop to the TV from literally any computer either (and HBO Go doesn’t seem to work on many Smart TVs with Comcast).

      It’s intended as a way to get whatever you’re watching on your tablet or phone onto your TV. It succeeds extremely well at that so far.


    I want to get one, but I don’t think I’ll use it. Maybe I can get it for my parents and see if they can figure it out. I had them using my rpi for a while and it went alright.

    • Kennex

      I got my 56 year old mother to figure out how to cast both Hulu+ and Netflix from her N7 on her bedroom TV and she’s over the moon. It is the bee’s knees.

  • Patrick LaRocque

    If you have a student prime account you can get another $5 off.

  • jwildman16

    Amazon Student members can save another $5 with code 7CGHXJ2C.

    • Kyle Wiggers

      Thanks! Post updated.

      • jwildman16

        No problem! $25 is a steal for this thing. Well, you know, more of a steal.

        • The Netflix promo, which I hopped on, was even more a steal 🙂

        • Kyle Wiggers


    • Any idea why it isn’t working for us? Just confirmed our Amazon prime student membership.

  • CW

    $5 off MSRP – 2 retailers = Half Life 3 confirmed! (Sorry, it was too easy)

    • emoney

      please don’t make a real account.