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1 Year in: Google has Sold “Millions” of Chromecasts, Gives Away Free Google Music to Celebrate


Today, Google is celebrating the birthday of Chromecast by announcing a handful of stats to show how popular their HDMI streaming dongle has become. At $35, the Chromecast is still one of the best values in tech, as it allows you to take all sorts of media and “cast” it directly to almost any screen. It is a fantastic tool.

According to Google, they have sold “millions” of Chromecast devices in this first year, have tracked more than 400 million casts, and are selling the device in 20 countries and 30,000 stores across the globe. I don’t know that any of us saw this dongle becoming such a big seller, but like I just mentioned, there is incredible value there. It was sold out for months on Amazon and Google Play when initially launched before Google could catch up to demand. One year in, I would say that Chromecast has been a surprise success.¬†

To celebrate this occasion, Google is handing out free 90-day Google Music All Access subscriptions to anyone with a Chromecast who isn’t already an All Access member. The offer starts today and runs through September 30, 2014.¬†More info on the All Access, 90-day promo can be found here.

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  • socalrailroader

    “This offer is not available for anyone who has previously subscribed to All Access, the unlimited music service from Google Play, either on a paid or free trial basis.”

    Yeah, well that’s not cool.

  • Synacks

    Watching Bad Words with Allcast through Chromecast right now lol

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  • Kurious

    Does google track and store what passes through a chromecast?

  • Bruce Cables

    help, i keep getting “Server error. Try again later.” after proceeding to connect to my Chromecast. help?

    • Bruce Cables

      nvm, worked 20 minutes after