Google’s Chromecast media-streaming devices are some of the best available in the market, especially considering their dirt-cheap pricing. As if the pricing wasn’t compelling enough already, the Mountain View, California-based tech company is now offering even more incentive to pick up one of those devices, by offering a $20 Google Play Store credit for buying and setting up a new Chromecast by January 2nd. The credit can be redeemed on not just TV show and movies, but also on various apps, games, eBooks, magazines etc.
Google of course, keeps offering these little incentives from time to time and it was only last month that the search giant was offering a $6 Play Store credit for both Chromecast and Android TV owners. Earlier this month, Google also started offering a $15 discount on the purchase of any two Chromecast devices. Seeing as each one costs $35 normally, the two-for-$55 offer, which still stands, is pretty lucrative to begin with. The current offer meanwhile, can be combined with that particular promo, meaning, you can get the $20 Play Store credit on top of the $15 discount on the hardware bundle. While the regular second-generation Chromecast will stream media from your smartphone to a television set, the Chromecast Audio dongle is meant to stream audio files from smartphones and tablets to regular speakers, once they’re plugged-in.
It was back in 2013 that Google first announced its $35 Chromecast dongle that could be plugged into any old TV with an HDMI slot, thereby converting it into a ‘smart’ TV in the blink of an eye. This September, the tech giant from Mountain View, California, decided to launch the second-generation of its popular ultra-cheap media-streaming dongle, in a number of colors including Lemonade (Yellow), Coral (Red) and Black. It still uses an HDMI interface to plug into TV sets, and costs as low as it always has, meaning, it still comes with a $35 price-tag. The second-gen Chromecast also conforms to Wi-Fi standards 802.11 b/g/n/ac (dual band, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) and is compatible with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and newer versions, along with Windows 7 and above, iOS 7 and above. Mac OSX 10.7 and above and of course, Google’s own Chrome OS.