When companies put out promos, many times, they are only good in the US, but this particular promo is strictly for our northern brethren in Canada. Google is offering a $20 Google Play credit towards the purchase of “movies, music and more.” You have to buy a Google Chromecast or Google Chromecast Audio and then, once you set it up you will have access to all available offers from your Chrome browser or the Google Cast app on your Android phone or tablet. The $20 Google Play credit offer is good through 10/08/2016, but you can get more than one $20 credit - Google will give you one credit for each Google Chromecast/Audio that you purchase. There is also another offer for our Canadian crowd – you can get 90 days of free Google Play Music – an offer that must be redeemed by 12/31/2016. Once the 90 days are over, Google will start charging $9.99 CAD per month.
Using Chromecast is very easy – the first step is to look on the back of your HDTV and using the cords and adapters that came inside the Chromecast box, hook it into the HDMI port on your TV. Make sure you hook in the power supply – it can plug into a wall socket or a USB port on your TV. After you are plugged in you should see the “set me up” Chromecast display on your TV – if not, you may have to change the “source” input using your remote control. Just follow the on-screen instructions, hook up to your local WiFi, and you should be good to go.
Chromecast is one device that actually can be classified as a bargain – sure, it is limited in what it can do, but what it can do is still fascinating. Most other people would likely agree that it is a steal and just during the first quarter 2016, Google shipped 3.2 million units. Google typically throws Chromecast owners a treat once-in-a-while – like a free movie or free Google Play credits…sometimes it’s a discount off of a movie. Unfortunately, most of these offers occur in the US, so this is why this $20 Google Play credit is a great deal for Canadians. It is a simple, cheap, yet powerful dongle that will expand your HDTV's capabilities.