Update (9/22 10:15am): Staples has a brand new Chromecast for $30 today. If you’re interested in two Chromecasts, Staples is offering a pair of them for $50 shipped. Simply add two Chromecasts to your cart and apply code 86128.
Groupon is once again offering the manufacturer refurbished Google Chromecast streaming media player for $25 shipped. That’s $10 or 29% under regular price and matching the lowest we’ve seen on a refurb that has been tested and approved by Google.
With Chromecast you can wirelessly send videos and web content from Android, iOS and Mac/PC devices to your HDTV using your home Wi-Fi network. It supports content from Netflix, YouTube, HBO GO, Hulu Plus, Pandora, Google Play Movies and TV, Google Play Music, Chrome and more.
This refurb comes with a one year warranty from Google, and a 3.9/5 star rating from over 21,000 Amazon customers where it sits as the #1 Best Selling Electronics item. With your savings, you can get some deep discounts on music and movies in our media roundups.
Review By ArborRes – Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player (Electronics):
1. Relatively inexpensive ($35) compared to other options (Roku, Apple TV,…)
2. Easy to setup (takes only 5 min)
3. Can control using multiple devices (smartphone, PC, tablet) on multiple platforms (iOS, Android, Windows)
4. Can stream anything on the Chrome browser (duplicating what’s on screen)
5. Can cue up multiple play items
6. Doesn’t consume battery on the smartphone (initiate streaming and move on to do other things or even put the phone in suspension mode
7. 3rd party apps will continue to make this device more useful and will eventually allow streaming of anything on the PC or phone to the TV
8. Tiny footprint that can easily hide away in the back of TV (if the TV has a USB port, then the device can be powered by a USB cable without a power supply connected to the wall outlet)
9. Can connect it to an audio device/receiver and stream Spotify or Pandora continuously without turning on the TV- this is a very good feature!
10. No additional service fee or subscription fee other than services that you choose to pay for (such as Netflix or Google Play)
1. Doesn’t support any local storage media directly (you can connect the storage media to your PC/laptop or smartphone and stream from there if necessary, though)
2. No remote controller (you can use your PC/smartphone as a remote, though)
3. … can’t think of any more cons!
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