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Deal: Amazon Selling Google Chromecast for $30 With Free Shipping

Ever since Google introduced Chromecast app compatibility to all sorts of new developers starting in December, I have found it to be one of my favorite tech products all over again. But now that it is truly open to everyone, with the SDK released to the wild, I think the sky is the limit in terms of new apps, new functionality, and new ways to experience this amazing HDMI dongle.

So in case you haven’t yet purchased a Chromecast, we thought Amazon’s new price might grab your attention. For $30 and free standard shipping, you can have Google’s dongle (lulz).

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Cheers Cory!
  • Sunny3838

    no way. Amazn is selling them for $35.00

  • Ruido

    Does anyone think that Amazon pushing Chromecast by dropping the price indicates that their release of support for Chromecast on Amazon Instant Video apps is imminent?

  • Chewy789

    No better time to start buying these. Really excited to see the upcoming support for our favorite apps that we’ve ALL been waiting for since the release of this bad boy.

  • Jeff C

    Used it a lot before with Netflix (I don’t have a game console), YouTube and Play Music.

    But now that the SDK opened up, I have been using Plex to stream media from my NAS. Works great!

    Now if Amazon would enable Chromecast on Prime/Instant Video…that would be sweet.

  • tu3218

    Still haven’t found a use for my Chromecast. I think the device is awesome but haven’t used it much at all. I know it will come in handy one day though.

    • yankeesusa

      I use it all the time to cast tabs from chrome and use it to watch netflix in bedroom tv. So far I love this thing. Doesn’t hurt to have 2. And with the all cast working on it now it’s even more useful.

      • tu3218

        Yeah I’ve tried the casting from chrome and it’s cool but I just haven’t found an actual reason to do it, yet. I don’t pay for any movie streaming service so that does take a lot of the functionality away. But I bought it because I knew it was growing and does offer a lot of potential. I know one day I’m gonna find a great reason to use it.

        • yankeesusa

          Very true. If you don’t stream movies there is no point in having it. I stream websites to catch up on tv shows. I never use it to actually surf the net on it on a bigger screen. Hopefully the sdk release will start being fruitful soon. Either way for $30 you can’t go wrong.

        • Jeff C

          Torrent + Plex 😉

  • Scott

    Does anyone know how the set-up is with this? For example, is it fairly easy to use while traveling with a hotel room t.v? It would be great to watch Netflix when traveling.

    • yankeesusa

      Will only work with personal wifi. Will not work at public wifi.

      • Scott

        Thanks! That’s a bummer, not sure I would use one otherwise. My Roku does about everything I need at home.

      • Raven

        And this is exactly my problem with it. I stayed at a hotel with a nice big flatscreen this weekend and I was really wishing I had an easy way to cast to it. I used to just connect my Droid 4 via a cable, but I no longer have that option with my Moto X or Nexus 7. I am thinking about buying a Miracast dongle for those purposes, but I wish I could just use the Chromecast that I already have.

  • AbbyZFresh

    Still don’t see any new flood of apps since Google released the SDK. Until then, not buying Chromecast yet.

    And why don’t Google bring some live TV apps as well to properly compete.

  • The Narrator

    No tax for the win!

    • Obama’s_Tranny_Wife

      Yes no tax!! Then Obama can’t use your money to bomb innocent Muslim kids with drones and use it against our freedoms and liberty!

      • The Narrator

        Aren’t you just the special kind.

    • Cory

      You do realize that you’re supposed to pay those taxes eventually when you file your taxes, right?

  • antwonw

    In case you don’t already know, it drops to this price, or two cents cheaper, every 15-20 days on Amazon.


  • GiantJay

    Best Buy has had it on sale this week for 29.99 too.

    • Obama’s_Tranny_Wife

      But Best Buy is a horrible store. Bunch of moronic inept employees who don’t know their head from their a$$ and want to sell you a $200 Monster HDMI cable so you gets the best picture quality possible when I can go to monoprice.com and get a good quality $5-10 cable that I could never tell the difference between the cheap one and monster one. And BB charges tax where Amazon does not in most states.

      • yankeesusa

        Very true. But amazon is starting to charge sales tax in most major states. So for those who pay taxes and have a local best buy, all you have to do is walk in and buy it for the same price with no shipping. you don’t even have to talk to the employees. Just grab it and go to a register and be done.

        • AbbyZFresh

          Some of us don’t want to waste gas to Best Buy and deal with their brain-dead High School employees who don’t know squat about the products they’re selling. So much easier with Amazon.

          • yankeesusa

            That is definitely your choice. Luckily my best buy is close by and I don’t deal with the employees. I know what I want and I just go in there and get it and buy it and don’t have to wait for it in the mail. I don’t have prime membership anymore so it’s faster to pick it up. But I definitely understand the employee thing especially now that they have people walking around asking you questions so they can sell you satellite or cable. That gets annoying.

          • rutgersjaffo

            Right. Because it’s so much less “brain-dead” to pay shipping instead of helping one of those high school kids just looking for a little weekend money keep his job. Yeesh, relax a bit dude. You’re just buying a dongle, it’s not like you don’t already know what it does or need wisdom from a high school kid on the matter, lol.

      • GiantJay

        I have to pay more tax when I order something from amazon than I do at my Best Buy. And I’ve never experienced someone trying to sell me a $200 Monster cable there either.

        • Obama’s_Tranny_Wife

          Have you ever bought a TV at Best Buy

      • rutgersjaffo

        You know what? I drive by a Best Buy on my way home today. Gonna stop in and grab a Chromecast just for the heck of it. See how those “brain-dead” kids are doing. Jerk.

        • Obama’s_Tranny_Wife

          They are. They put people in departments who don’t know anything. I am pretty well off of my knowledge and its funny to hear these people try to explain stuff to a customer and they have no idea what they are telling them.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Got mine from Amazon on Day 1. Still use it everyday though it does split time with the xbox now since my phone battery is always dead

  • Silver Veloz

    Just ordered. That’s 3 for the family now. Brother saw me using it the other day and wanted one. I said I would see if it was on sale/discount anywhere. Thanks Droid Life for letting us know about this discount.

  • akellar

    $5 off is a “deal”? It was $25 not long ago.

    • Brandon

      That was only for students.

  • duke69111

    To bad they don’t include 3 months of Amazon prime streaming. I think I have decided to keep Netflix after getting to thoroughly try it out with the Chromecast promotion.

    • Silver Veloz

      Same here. I signed up for Netflix for the 30 days trial. Then I put in the code for the 3-Months. (My way of getting Netflix for 4-months free). I’m going to keep it also. I have been using Amazon Prime a lot lately. I will keep that also.

    • Gr8Ray

      And too bad Prime Video doesn’t support Chromecast either.

    • Ron_Swanson

      Game of Cards didnt make that decision for you as well…..

  • +1 for Google’s Dongle.