Google Chromecast Stories May 28, 2016

expiredDaily Deals: TiVo Bolt 500GB 4K Entertainment System $230, Google Chromecast (Newest version) $30, more

In today’s Daily Deals, we have from Best Buy the TiVo Bolt 500GB 4K Entertainment System for $229.99 shipped. That’s $70 off the regular sale price, $2 less than our mention from two months ago and the lowest we’ve seen since its release.

The Bolt is TiVo’s latest DVR release with 4K compatibility and a bundled year of service ($149 value). It features Skip Mode, which automatically fast forwards through commercials thanks to pre-identified markers on popular shows. The 500GB capacity will store 75 hours of content. Rated 4.2/5 stars by over 700 Amazon customers.

More new deals for today:

Google Chromecast (Newest version) $30 (Orig. $35) | Staples

AmazonBasics Classic Backpack for 13-inch MacBooks: $13 (Reg. $20) | Amazon

Continue on for more details on today’s top product and a roundup of our best deals:

Google Chromecast Stories March 10, 2016

expiredTwo-pack of Google Chromecast Audio Streamers $55 (Reg. $70), $6 Free Google Play Credit for every Chromecast you have

Target is offering two Google Chromecast Audio Streaming Media Players for $55 shipped (also available at Best Buy). Just add two to your cart to see this price. That’s $15 off the regular sale price and the lowest we’ve seen for the bundle since before the holidays. The Chromecast lets you stream audio where ever you have one plugged in with multi-room technology. It has dual-band 802.11ac wireless and compatibility with Android and iOS devices.Also, existing Chromecast users can get up to $12 in Google Play credits just for being a valued customer. All you have to do, is have your Chromecast media streamer plugged in and turned on, then check this page for the offer. You should see the option to redeem it (above) and you will receive a $6 credit for each Chromecast you own towards music, movies, books, apps and more at Google Play. We don’t see these type of offers very often and it won’t be around for long, so hurry up and claim your free money!

Note: The offer states that your Chromecast must be purchased as a two pack from an approved retailer. However, we found that credit applied to our first gen Chromecast purchased many months ago.

Google Chromecast Stories December 19, 2015

Chromecast and Sling TV have partnered to offer an extended two month free trial of the online streaming service ($40 value). First time Sling customers with a Chromecast have until December 28th to grab a 60-day free peak at the Best of Live TV package. Simply visit this page to begin your trial. You’ll want to cancel the service before the two months is up, otherwise you’ll be charged $20 for the next month.

Typically, Sling only offers a 7-day trial, so if you’ve been holding out on trying this service, now is your best bet to give it a run. Offer does not include any extras or HBO service. Full terms and condition can be found below.

Sling TV launched last January to much fanfare as an alternative to pricey cable and satellite services. It offers popular channels like ESPN/2, AMC, TBS, TNT, HGTV and others. Additionally, it has a number of add-on packages for those interested in premium channels like HBO. Packages start at $20 with more channels available for as little as $5.

The latest Google Chromecast is available for $30 at Walmart (Reg. $35). New users can take advantage of a handful of freebies, including a $20 Google Play credit that is available through the end of the year.

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Google Chromecast Stories December 15, 2015

expiredTP-LINK Google OnHub Router + 2nd Generation Chromecast: $179 shipped ($209+ value)

Walmart offers the Google OnHub Router by TP-LINK and the 2nd Generation Google Chromecast for $179.01 with free shipping. This deal represents a $209 or more value as the OnHub typically goes for $179 alone, while Google’s Chromecast fetches at least $30. This is a perfect setup for the Google fan on your list, hook them up with a new router and streaming media player this Christmas.

Google first announced its OnHub router back in August to mostly positive reviews. It features 802.11ac dual-band wireless with speeds up to 1,900Mbps, plus it has 13 built-in antennas and a USB 3.0 port for sharing files. Rated 4.1/5 stars. Google’s 2nd generation Chromecast streaming media player is able to beam a number of sources to any HDTV from popular services like Netflix, Hulu Plus, ESPN, HBO Now and others. Additionally, it can “cast” your Android’s screen to your television.

ICYMI: You can grab a free $20 Google Play Credit with the purchase of any new Chromecast.

Next, Amazon offers the D-Link DCM-301 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem for $49.99 shipped after the on-page coupon is clipped. That’s $60 off the original price, a match for the lowest that Amazon has sold it for and the best offering we can find. Features include DOCSIS 3.0 speeds, gigabit ethernet, IPv6 support and compatibility with Comcast, Time Warner plus other ISPs. Note: please check with your service provider prior to purchasing. Rated 4.5/5 stars.

You’ll find more networking options in this morning’s Amazon Gold Box.

Google Chromecast Stories November 13, 2015

Costco Wholesale, a membership-only warehouse club, has released its deals for Thanksgiving weekend. The limited time promotion will run from November 27-29 at brick and mortar locations. Some deals will be available online starting November 26. You’ll be able to save on Google Chromecast, Fitbit, Smart HDTVs, clothing, PlayStation 4/Xbox One game console bundles, and many PC laptops.

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Google Chromecast Stories October 29, 2015

expiredDaily Deals: Insignia 55-inch 1080p Smart HDTV w/ Roku $450, Google Chromecast (Refurb) $22, more

In this morning’s Daily Deals we have from Best Buy the Insignia 55-inch 1080p Smart LED HDTV Roku TV for $449.99 shipped. That’s $130 off the original list price and the lowest we can find for it. This Smart TV gives you access to services services such as Netflix and Hulu Plus with an easy-to-use remote. It also has intuitive menus, a personalized home screen and simple search features. Best Buy customers gave it 4.6/5 stars.

More new deals for today:

Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player (Refurb) $18 +$4 shipping (Orig. $35) | Groupon

  • KEDSUM Portable Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker: $23 w/ code M359YO9E (Reg. $36) | Amazon
  • Nikon COOLPIX S7000 16MP 1080p Wi-Fi Camera $80 w/ code SMARTCAM (Orig. $100) | BuyDig
  • Regal $25 Gift Card (Email Delivery) $20 | Newegg
  • CompuStar Remote Start Kit w/ Geek Squad Installation $190 (Orig. $350) | Best Buy
  • It Follows HD rental $1 (Reg. $5) | Amazon
  • Griffin PowerDuo Reserve Charger and Backup Pack 1000mAh $5 (Orig. $65) | A4C
  • LG G-Watch Android Wear Smartwatch $80 (Orig. $150) | Yugster
  • HifiMan Electronics In-Ear Headphone with In-Line Control $39 (Orig. $49) | World Wide Stereo

Continue on for a roundup of our best deals:

Google Chromecast Stories July 29, 2015

expiredGoogle Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player + $10 Amazon gift card: $30 Prime shipped ($45 value)

Amazon is throwing in a free $10 gift card with the purchase of a Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player for $29.99 Prime shipped. This combo carries a street value of $45 since the Chromecast usually sells for $35 by itself. Assuming you use the credit, today’s deal nets you the best HDMI streaming player for an effective price of just $20. Prime members (free trial) receive free 2-day shipping, while all other buyers will need to spend $35 or more to lock-in free standard shipping. To qualify for this deal you’ll need to add the Chromecast and $10 gift card to your cart via this promo page.

Chromecast streams Netflix, YouTube, HBO Go, Hulu Plus and tons of other apps to your TV over Wi-Fi using your iOS/Android device or laptop. Get even more value out of your Chromecast by taking advantage of special offers like a free Google Play movie rental. It’s rated 4.1 out of 5 stars from 35,264 Amazon reviewers.

Other retailers are also discounting Chromecast: Buy two and save $15 at Google Play or Best Buy, $20 for refurbished at Groupon.

Google Chromecast Stories July 10, 2015

If you’re into wirelessly streaming audio to a set of speakers, your options seem endless. From AirPlay to Bluetooth to Sonos and LG, options abound in this time of less cords and greater convenience. Google recently got into the mix with its Google Cast for audio standard. However, the roll out has been slow and still isn’t available on many products. Google already has audio and video streaming capabilities with Chromecast, but that is limited to TV with its HDMI input.

A nifty little Kickstarter campaign has a plan to bring Chromecast’s wireless streaming capabilities to your speaker system with a dongle add-on. It’s an intriguing hack that seems so simple, you’d wish you would’ve thought of it… expand full story

Google Chromecast Stories July 6, 2015

expiredDaily Deals: CyberPower 1500VA/900-Watt UPS $98, Google Chromecast $25 w/ pick up, more

In this morning’s Daily Deals, Amazon is offering the CyberPower 1500VA/900-Watt Uninterruptible Power Supply (model CP1500AVRLCD) for $97.95 with free shipping. Today’s deal is 46% below list, more than $40 better than its street price and by far the lowest deal we’ve ever seen. It gets 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,049 Amazon reviewers and features:

Provides backup power and surge protection for home and small office computers, wired and wireless network routers and modems, home theater systems, game consoles, and personal electronics. Safeguards valuable documents, photos, videos, and music files from loss or damage due to power fluctuations and surges as well as uncontrolled equipment shutdown caused by power interruptions.

Amazon’s Gold Box Deals of the Day also include Belkin WeMo devices from $31 and a Samsung NX30 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens for $500.

More new deals for today:

Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player: $25 w/ in-store pick up (Reg. $35) | Staples

Continue on for a roundup of our best deals:

Google Chromecast Stories April 27, 2015

expiredGoogle Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player $25 w/ in-store pickup (Reg. $35)

Staples has the Google Chromecast for $25 with in-store pickup. Free shipping is available on orders of at least $50, otherwise shipping fees will apply. That’s $10 off the regular price and the current lowest we could find for one in new condition.

The Chromecast lets you watch your favorite entertainment from your phone or tablet straight to the TV. It works with a growing number of apps, including Netflix, HBO GO, YouTube, WatchESPN, Pandora and WatchDisney.

Already have a Chromecast or just purchased one today? Check out the following offers available to you once you plug it in:

Google Chromecast Stories April 15, 2015

expiredGoogle Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player (refurb) $20 shipped (Reg. $35)

Groupon has the manufacturer refurbished Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player for $20 shipped. Google’s flagship streaming device typically goes for $35 in new condition, today’s refurbished offering is within $5 of the lowest that we’ve seen it go for. Rated 4/5 stars. It is the #1 selling electronics item at Amazon.

Google is currently offering $80 worth of free music, movies and more for users that purchase and setup a Chromecast by April 19th. This includes 90-days of Google Play Music, 30 days of Qello Concerts, plus a free movie rental from Google Play. You can find the full terms and conditions here, which mentions that the Google Play Music offer is not available for refurbished models but we’ve heard of some people being able to take advantage of it, so you’re miles may vary.

The Chromecast from Google features the ability to stream from your smartphone, laptop or tablet, access to Netflix, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN and more. Included in the box: Chromecast, HDMI extender, USB power cable, and power adapter. No remote needed.



Google Chromecast Stories March 23, 2015

expiredGroupon 10-20% off sitewide: iPhone 6 battery cases from $36, Jabra Solemate $63, Xbox One w/ Kinect $342, more

Groupon is offering an additional 10% off Goods and Getaway Deals, as well as 20% off Local deals today using code MEGA3 during checkout. The code appears to be working on all deals in these three categories including the wide selection of electronics, gaming products, iPhone accessories and much more Groupon has available. As per usual, the code is only valid on one transaction, for up to 3 deals and for a max discount of $50. This promotion ends today.

We spotted the UNU DX Free Protective Battery Case in multiple colors for iPhone 6 for $39.99, but using code MEGA3 drops the total down to $35.99 shipped. That’s nearly half Amazon’s price and the best price we can find on these highly rated iPhone 6 battery cases. Head below for the rest of our top picks:

Google Chromecast Stories March 20, 2015


If you haven’t yet treated your TV to a Chromecast stick to stream content from your Android devices, Google would really like you to do so. The company has been playing with its mix of freebies again, with $80 worth on offer if you buy between today and 19th April.

Current offers include three-month trial subscriptions to Google Play Music, DramaFever and Sesame Street GO, as well as one month of Qelio Concerts and a free Play Movies rental thrown in – and you can even save a few bucks on Amazon at the moment …  expand full story

Google Chromecast Stories February 15, 2015

expiredDaily Deals: Bose Headphones refurb: $89, Soleus Fitness Band: $55, ZAGGkeys Bluetooth case for iPad mini: $25, more

Every morning we search for the best Daily Deals using our Daily Deal finder tool and have them here for you at 9am ET/6am PT.

Bose SoundTrue Around-Ear Headphones refurb $89 (orig. $179) | Daily Steals
Soleus GO! Activity Tracker Fitness Band $49.99 + $5 shipping (orig. $129) | Woot
ZAGG ZAGGkeys Bluetooth Keyboard Cover for Apple iPad Mini with Backlit Keyboard $25 (orig. $99) | Daily Steals
Apple iPad 4 w/ Wi-Fi 32 GB refurb $259.95 (orig. $559) | A4C
Save up to $70 off select iPad Models | Staples
Google Chromecast streaming media player refurb $25 (orig. $35) | Groupon  
GoPro Hero4 Silver or Black Action Camera from $379.99–$479.99 (orig. $399.99-$499.99) | Groupon
Select Playstation 4 Consoles with Free PS4 Controller Charging Station $399.99 (orig. $429.99) | Best Buy

All these items are on sale until midnight only. So we will continue to curate the best deals we can find from our Daily Deal finder and have them on the site at 9am ET/6am PT.

Google Chromecast Stories February 7, 2015

expiredDaily Deals: Keurig 2.0 Brewing System: $100, Jawbone JAMBOX (refurb): $59, Up to 50% off Zippo Lighters, more

Every morning we search for the best Daily Deals using our Daily Deal finder tool and have them here for you at 9am ET/6am PT.

Keurig 2.0 K350 Brewing System with a Keurig Carafe $99.99 (orig. $199.99) | Newegg

Save up to 50% on select Zippo Lighters | Amazon
ReVIVE ReStore Q10x Rechargeable 10,000mAh USB Power Bank Battery Pack $19.99 (orig. $49.99) | Amazon
Google Chromecast refurb $25 (orig. $35) | Groupon
VIZIO 42″ 5.1-Channel Home Theater Bluetooth Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer & Wired Rear Satellite Speakers refurb $189.99 + $5 shipping | Electronics.Woot
AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker by Aerobie $20.95 (orig. $39.99) | Rakuten
Westinghouse Digital Bluetooth Sound System $39.99 (orig. $89.99) | Staples
Seagate 1.5TB USB 3.0 2.5″ Portable External Hard Drive $59.99 (orig. $99.99) | eBay

All these items are on sale until midnight only. So we will continue to curate the best deals we can find from our Daily Deal finder and have them on the site at 9am ET/6am PT.

Google Chromecast Stories January 28, 2015

Groupon is offering a number of discounts today using code TRIPLE. The code is good for an extra 20% off up to 3 Local deals, an extra 10% off up to 3 Goods deals and an extra 10% off up to Getaway deals. The 10% off Goods offer appears to work on just about any item found in that section, but there are a few Local deals they will not work on including those found on the banner below.

Groupon TRIPLE sale

One of our top picks to use the code on is the refurbished Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for Apple iPad Air, which drops down to $26.99 shipped using code TRIPLE. That’s $73 under the original price, $28 below Amazon, and the best price we can find.

It features full-size keys with iOS shortcuts, aluminum screen cover, magnetic clips and auto wake/sleep. It comes with a 30-day warranty from Logitech and has received a 3.9/5 star rating from over 570 Amazon customers.

More notable deals to use code TRIPLE on:

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Google Chromecast Stories January 11, 2015

expiredGoogle Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player + $20 Google Play credit $30 shipped ($55 value)

Best Buy offers the Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player for $29.99 shipped. Additionally, you’ll be able to pick up a $20 credit to the Google Play Store as a part of this purchase. We previously saw this promotion during the holiday season, but this is the only current offer for this credit that we have seen recently. At Amazon, this streaming media player is rated 4/5 stars by over 27,500 customers.

To redeem this offer, follow these instructions after purchase:

A unique code will arrive via e-mail. To redeem, set up your Chromecast and then visit by January 31, 2015.

The Chromecast from Google features the ability to stream from your smartphone, laptop or tablet, access to Netflix, Hulu Plus, Watch ESPN and more. Included in the box: Chromecast, HDMI extender, USB power cable, and power adapter. No remote needed.

Google Chromecast Stories December 20, 2014

Long gone are the days of a traditional movie renting experience. No longer do we have to travel for miles in the snow just to pick up a rental for movie night. Today we can scroll through the newest releases and watch them without leaving the couch. But if you’re like me, you still have people on your gift list stuck in the 1990’s, who are in desperate need of a digital wake up call.

Below, I have my favorite media streamers you still have time to give to people on your list.

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