Black Friday is upon us, and so is a swath of fantastic deals on all kinds of consumer electronics, streaming devices included. Cue another deep discount on Google's Chromecast, the go-to streaming solution for countless households, with the device now being 43 percent off, down to only $20 from its original price of $35. No particular expiry dates have been attached to Walmart's latest promotion, with the offer presumably being good while supplies last. With the Google Chromecast already being one of the Alphabet-owned company's best-selling products to date, don't count on its Walmart stock to survive this week, especially considering how quickly the gadget sold out over last year's holiday period.
In case you're one of the few people that have been living under a rock and still aren't familiar with the concept of Chromecast, this tiny gadget is meant to plug into your TV, A/V receiver, monitor, or any other device with a display, speakers, and an HDMI port, being designed to facilitate the process of casting content to its host from a smartphone, tablet, or laptop. The stick is extremely intuitive to use and is one of the few truly plug-and-play gadgets that you can currently buy for up to $20, being simple enough for even the least tech-savvy consumers. As such, it's a fantastic entry point into streaming and cord-cutting in general that doesn't require you to buy a bunch of expensive equipment like a new TV. All of those advantages make the Google Chromecast a great and inexpensive holiday gift, as well a smart long-term investment for people preparing to ditch cable.
Apart from the regular warranty, you can also get the Google Chromecast from Walmart with an additional two-year protection plan for just four more bucks, with the company's Care Plan having a 0$ deductible. As is the case with all other products offered by Walmart, the Google Chromecast is eligible for free two-day shipping at no cost. Provided you manage to order it on Black Friday, you should get your hands on the streaming stick before the end of the month and have it just in time for the holiday season. Refer to the banner below to check whether Walmart still has any units left in stock.