Google is extending their Canadian Father's Day special – purchase a $39 Chromecast HDMI dongle and receive a $20 Google Play Gift Card – for those of you that have a techie Dad that would rather receive a dongle than a tie on their special day. Change that TLC into 'Tech, Love, and Care,' and give dear old Dad something he can use and will appreciate all year long. The purchase can be made through the Google play Store, Best Buy, Future Shop, or Amazon for the offer to be valid. With Chromecast, Dad will have a world of entertainment at his command. He can cast his favorite TV shows, music and movies from Google Play, Netflix, YouTube, Songza, Sony Crackle, and Major League Baseball. Chromecast really is his one-stop entertainment shop.
It was mid-March when Chromecast was finally released in Canada as well as in ten other countries – Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the UK. Chromecast makes it easy to cast your favorite content from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop to the biggest entertainment screen in your house – your TV. When released in the U.S., Chromecast was very limited in what it could actually do – but now includes many new apps and Google is adding to the list all of the time. Why crowd around your smartphone or tablet to watch your latest movie or video when you can 'Chromecast' it to your TV where you can sit back on a comfortable couch and all have the best seat in the house.
Setup is so easy – just plug the dongle into any HDMI port on your TV, and plug in the power line to any MicroUSB or USB slot on your TV, or even use the included AC Power Adaptor. An Android, iOS, Windows, or OS X app helps you connect to a home Wi-Fi signal. Once setup is complete, compatible apps will automatically find your Chromecast and add a streaming option. There is an official Cast Store for Chromecast that separates Apps strictly for Chromecast from the rest of the Google Play Store. Simply download the App and always have the Chromecast Apps at your disposal.
Please hit us up on our Google+ Page and let us know if you have taken advantage of the Father's day special – or were possibly the recipient of Chromecast for Father's Day…just make sure they give you the gift card as well.