chromecast-Google-amazonUpdate (11/27 11:37pm): Amazon dropped the Chromecast down to $22.99 shipped, or $20 at Staples with free in-store pickup.

Update (11/26 10:30pm): Newegg offers the Google Chromecast streaming dongle for $22.99 shipped. 

As part of its “Black Friday All Week Long” sale, Staples is already offering Black Friday pricing on the Beats Solo HD headphones at $100 off and the Amazon Fire TV Stick for $24 (Reg. $39). But you’ll also find the Google Chromecast streaming dongle for $25 with free in-store pickup or free shipping on orders of $35 or more. Pick up a second Chromecast or even the above Fire TV Stick to hit that threshold. At $25, this is matching the best price we’ve seen from leaked Black Friday ads.

It allows you to beam online video, music, photos and more to your big screen via smartphones, tablets and computers (Android phones and tablets, iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows, and Chromebooks). It offers a continually growing list of streaming channels including Netflix, YouTube, HBO Go, Hulu Plus, Pandora, ESPN, MLB.TV, Google Play Movies and Music, Plex, MLS, crackle, Vevo, Rdio.

It is the #1 Best Selling Electronics item on Amazon and has received a 4/5 star rating from nearly 24,000 reviewers.

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Sit Back, Watch Together

Chromecast is the easy way to enjoy online video and anything from the web on your TV. Plug it into any HDTV and control it with your existing smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Send your favorites from HBO GO, Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus, Pandora, Watch ESPN, Crunchyroll, MLS, Crackle, Rdio, MLB.TV, Google Play Movies & TV, Google Play Music, and Chrome to your TV with the press of a button. No more huddling around small screens and tiny speakers. Chromecast automatically updates to work with a growing number of apps.

With Chromecast, you can easily enjoy your favorite online content on your HDTV—movies, TV shows, videos, music, photos, websites, and more from HBO GO, Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus, Pandora, Watch ESPN, Crunchyroll, MLS, Crackle, Rdio, MLB.TV, Google Play Movies & TV, Google Play Music, and Chrome. Learn how.

Control in the Palm of Your Hand

Chromecast works with devices you already own, including Android tablets and smartphones, iPhones, iPads, Mac and Windows laptops, and Chromebooks. Browse for what to watch, control playback, and adjust volume using your smartphone, tablet, or laptop. You won’t have to learn anything new.

Plug in and Play

Get Started in 3 Easy Steps

Plug Chromecast into any HDTV, connect it to WiFi, then send videos and more from your smartphone, tablet or laptop to your TV.

It’s for Everyone in Your House

Friends and family can use your Chromecast with their smartphone, tablet, or laptop without any additional setup.

What apps can I cast from on my smartphone or tablet?

Casting is currently supported from HBO GO, Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, YouTube, Watch ESPN, Crunchyroll, MLS, Crackle, Rdio, MLB.TV, Google Play Movies & TV, Google Play Music and a growing number of other apps. Amazon Instant Video is not currently supported.

What video formats work with casting a tab from Chrome?

Almost every video you can view in your Chrome browser should work, including Flash videos. Video formats that require other plugins, such as Silverlight and Quicktime, may not work.

Does tab casting work with Amazon Prime Streaming / Amazon Instant Video? Tab projection for Amazon Prime Streaming and Amazon Instant Video will not work when using Silverlight plugin for streaming.

Can I plug my Chromecast into an audio/video receiver? Yes, you may plug in your Chromecast into an audio/video receiver with an HDMI input.

Is a remote supplied with my Chromecast? Chromecast works with devices you already own, including Android tablets and smarphones, iPhones, iPads, Chrome for Mac, and Chrome for Windows. Browse for what to watch, control playback, and adjust volumes using your device. You won’t have to learn anything new.

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