Google Offering The Original X-Men Movie Free To Chromecast Owners

Well, since we're about wrapping up the first 'week' of December, hopefully all of you going out to buy your loved ones some smartphone-flavoured or lengthy shipping-time gifts. You might be thinking about something nice for that person at the office, or your neighbor that you might not know so well. And, since it's the season of giving, Google is in on this one too. Google and their Chromecast are here to offer another great film for free, if you own one of the Search giant's clever casting dongles.

The movie on offer is the original X-Men movie, from 2000. It is a bit dated, but it's also a $13 USD value that you're getting, as a Chromecast owner and user, for free. So that's not that bad of a deal, now is it?  Regardless, the Chromecast might be the perfect stocking stuffer present for anyone in the family, immediate or extended, with a smartphone or laptop with Chrome installed. The Chromecast has come a long way in terms of compatibility as well as compatible content. The Chromecast requires the casting app of the same name, for either your iOS or Android smartphone running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) or above, and have a Wi-Fi connection.  If you want to cast from a computer, desktop or laptop, make sure Chrome is installed and open and that you have the Chromecast extension installed.  The browser extension works on both Windows and Mac operating system machines, so no major hiccups here unless you happen to have Linux of some kind.

Now, this may seem like a kind of silly gift to give to a family or friend, but one Chromecast lets the whole family share almost anything they want from the Internet, as well as huge amounts of entertaining things from apps like Netflix, Nickelodeon, Pandora, TuneIn Radio, Twitch, YouTube, WatchESPN, and HBO GO. So, if you're in a pinch to get someone a great gift they can use for a ton of fun things, then definitely consider picking up a Chromecast. Just make sure to let them know about the X-Men deal, as well as the 2 free months of Hulu Plus, along with the 90 day free trial of Google Play Music All-Access. How's that for a great deal?  And if you're just looking for something fun to do this weekend, go ahead and pick one up or redeem the offer yourself.  Head over to the source to get started with the redemption process

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