Android Pay Rewards “Tap 10” Could Land You a Free Chromecast, Songs on Google Play Music

Google launched a new promo this morning for Android Pay that could land you a bunch of free stuff, including songs on Google Play Music and a Chromecast.

The promo is called “Tap 10” and involves paying for items with Android Pay, hence the “Tap” portion of the name. The idea is pretty simple – the more you tap and pay, the more free stuff you get. If you tap and pay once, you get to pick a free song from Google Play music. At your 2nd tap, you get another. Same thing at your 6th tap. If you continue to tap and pay for the next month and hit the 10 mark, Google will give you a free Chromecast. Yes, a free Chromecast dongle. (more…)

Now Casting for the Holidays: Angry Birds, Monopoly, and Yahtzee

A large list of newly Chromecast-enabled games are available on Google Play, just in time for the holiday season, where you will likely be spending time with family and friends. Being “enabled” for Chromecast means a game can be casted to your HDTV via the HDMI dongle, with smartphones acting as your game controllers. Games now supported for this functionality are Yahtzee, Angry Birds, Monopoly, Scrabble, and plenty more.  (more…)

DEAL: Buy Chromecast Get $20 Google Play Credit, Plus Buy 2 for $55 (Updated)

Google has made it cheaper than ever to buy the new Chromecast and Chromecast Audio, but they are also sweetening the deal by tossing in Google Play credit to the tune of $20.

So here is the deal. If you buy two Chromecast devices (that could be a mix of one Chromecast and one Chromecast Audio if you want), the bundle will cost you $55. That’s a good $15 savings off the top. Should you choose for the regular Chromecast (not the Audio), Google will also hand you a $20 Google Play gift card for each device. So you could buy two Chromecasts for $55, save $15 there, but then also see an extra $40 $20 in Google Play credits from Google to spend as you please.  (more…)

Google Awakens the Force With Star Wars Themes for Apps, Includes Gmail and Maps

Because there was not already an over saturation of Star Wars crap for you to buy in stores, Google has launched Star Wars themes for your apps, just in case you needed more Force in your life. If you have a Google account, and use it for Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube, and other Google services, you can experience what the Light or Dark side have to offer their users.

To start, you will need to choose a side – Light or Dark. Once a side is chosen, you will begin to see Star Wars themes throughout many of Google’s applications, whether it is on an Android device or desktop computer. For example, I chose the Dark side, opened my Gmail, and I was greeted with a darkly colored Empire theme. In addition, if you open Google Maps, find your home, you should see a Death Star.  (more…)