HBO Now, the standalone HBO streaming service that requires no ties to a cable provider, received an update this morning to allow for Chromecast support. Now, instead of watching your favorite shows such as Eastbound & Down and Game of Thrones, or fantastic movie titles like Jersey Boys on a tiny display, you can cast them to the big screen HDTV in your living room. (more…)
Google’s Chromecast is available from Groupon for the next couple of days at the low price of just $20. This is a “manufacturer” refurbished dongle, but do you really care? $20 for a device that attaches to the back of your TV for streaming of almost all the things is a heck of a deal.
We are expecting Google to bring us a new one this quarter, but still, this is a good deal if you don’t already own a Chromecast or need an extra for another TV.
Amazon’s Fire TV Stick is today’s deal of the day through Best Buy with a $15 discount that drops the price to $25. If you wanted to get into the dongle-to-streaming game and have yet to buy a Chromecast, this deal gets you there even if it is through Amazon’s option.
With the Fire TV Stick, you plug the HDMI-ready dongle into a port on your TV or display, connect to WiFi, then stream music, movies, and all sorts of other content through partners like Netflix, Hulu, HBO GO, Pandora, and ESPN. You can even game on the Fire TV Stick.
Amazon says the Fire TV Stick comes with 4x the storage and 2x the memory of Chromecast, so if you are a Chromecast owner, this might even be a nice little upgrade.
For who knows how long, you can save $15 when you buy two Chromecast dongles over on the Google Store. Regularly priced at $35 a piece, bringing the price of two to $70, this deal means you only need to pay $55 for the pair.
Alongside this solid deal from the Google Store, Amazon is offering up a $10 Amazon gift card when you purchase the dongle from their store. The product is also listed at $5 under retail, so it’s deals on deals today for Chromecast. (more…)
The Chromecast is turning two! Crazy to think that Google’s little dongle (mind out of the gutter) has been around for two years already. I can’t really think of another gadget in recent memory that has made such a difference at such an affordable price. $35 out of your pocket and you have the ultimate streaming machine.
Anyways, to celebrate the birthday, Google is giving away a free movie rental. (more…)
You know how your Chromecast is tucked behind your TV, in a basement family room, far away from your wireless router, and so its connection typically isn’t the best? Google wants to fix that with a power source for the Chromecast that doubles as an ethernet adapter.
The accessory popped up today on the Google Store, but has since sold out (or was pulled by Google). Assuming it shows up again with stock, Google wants $15 for it. That’s not a terrible price for a power/ethernet adapter, but it seems a bit crazy knowing that the actual Chromecast unit runs just $35.
Anyone interested? If so, we’ll be sure to let you know when it’s back in stock. (more…)
Motorola, through its MotoMakers program (a small group of their biggest fans), is hosting a massive sitewide sale on almost all of their current products. Each of their MotoMakers has been given a special coupon code that can be used to grab pretty significant discounts on items like the Nexus 6, Chromecast, Moto Hint, TurboPower chargers, Moto 360 bands, and wireless headsets.
Some of these products, like their best Bluetooth headsets, are almost $50 off. The Chromecast is $10 off. Moto 360 leather bands and TurboPower chargers are almost $10 off. Seriously, these are a bunch of good deals. (more…)
Here’s a fun way to get the morning started and your brains moving. According to an FCC filing that went live yesterday, Google has a new product in the works under FCC ID A4R-GG1. This product…is a mystery. I thought about using a picture of a Chromecast at the top of this post because part of me wants to believe that this could very well be the new Chromecast that sources of ours said to expect in Q3. But if you read through the various documents in this filing, it could also be some sort of wearable. In fact, it might just be a new Google Glass.
The device isn’t categorized like most devices we see go through the FCC. Most are labeled as a smartphone or wearable, etc. This one is labeled as “BLUETOOTH & DTS/UNII a/b/g/n/ac” with model name “GG1.” Forget the random category name, but is it foolish of me to think that “GG1” could mean Google Glass? (more…)