Deals News

[Deal alert] Buy a Chromecast and get free Google Play store credits!

If you want a cheap Chromecast and a deal to go with it, look no further than the Google Store! You don’t even have to buy the device exclusively from Google; you can purchase it from Walmart or Best Buy and the deal will still be in place.


Chromecast deal



This is the deal: you buy a Chromecast for $30 and get $20 in Google Play Store credits. You get the $20 worth of credits once you activate the device. Hurry up because we don’t know how long this deal will last. Happy shopping!


Source: Google


News Updates/Software

Chrome 48 beta browser can now send presentations to Chromecast devices

Chrome 48 beta browser is always a good way to preview features before you release them to the public and it doesn’t matter if they are targeted at the desktop or mobile version. The most recent release for Android allows sites to send presentations to Chromecast devices, a feat doable by using the right API and SDK from Google (you can find them in the source link).



Chrome 48 logo



Another new feature in Chrome 48 beta is the option of adding custom buttons when it comes to push notifications from developer websites. This would let users complete tasks easier, be it on mobile or desktop-type devices. Google is advertising this feature by highlighting the fact that Chrome is serving over 350 million push notifications on a daily basis.


Source: Chromium blog


Deals News

Black Friday deals by Google Store: get cheaper Nexus devices and more!

Google Store is ready for its own Black Friday deals and if you are a fan of the Nexus products or you just want to try the native Android experience, now is the time to give it a shot with one of their devices. The deals below you will be able to get until Monday, but they last as long as the inventories do, so you have to hurry to get something.


Google Store Black Friday



Google managed to do something great and extend returns for purchases made during Black Friday and ranging until December 22nd, and you can now return the device you bought by January 22nd 2016 if you are unhappy with it.

Here are the Black Friday deals from Google:



  • Nexus 9 at $200 off ($199, cheaper than the HTC deal)
  • Nexus 5X is $80 off
  • Huawei Watch $80 off the silver version ($319) and $100 off the black version ($299)
  • Nexus cases 50% off
  • LG G Watch Urbane is $70 cheaper, selling for $279
  • Chromecast and Chromecast Audio two for $50 and you can match them however you see fit
  • Nest Cam $169, $30 cheaper
  • Nest Thermostat 3rd Gen – $50 Play Store credit with the purchase.


Go ahead and check the stocks, folks! Get them while they’re still hot or you’ll miss them!


Source: Google Store


Chromecast and Chromecast Audio launched and available for purchase

Chromecast has a new model and the streaming gadget may be ready for true greatness. The gadget was launched today and it continues the success from 2013 when this little piece of hardware became an instant and unexpected hit. It’s no shock it became such a hit considering that it plays web videos from different services and pages and manages to beat the competitors (i.e. Apple TV, Roku).


Chromecast devices


The device hasn’t had any kind of change since launch albeit little software updates here and there. Starting today, things change as the device evolves and changes its design into a puck shape with a little HDMI port , better video and wider WiFi support.




The new Chromecast is compatible with 802.11ac WiFi and 5GHz networks, pus it has a triple-adaptive antenna design that should significantly boost signal. It is also available in a panoply of different colors such as coral, lemonade and black.


Chromecast Audio: a different kind of music experience


Google’s Cast for Audio is finally getting its own hardware and it allows you to basically connect to any speaker and WiFi network and use the speaker as a cast receiver. The device is a WiFi radio, and audio processor, and headphone jack because it allows audio-only apps to connect and stream music to any local speakers you want. With Chromecast Audio you can connect more units to make a multispeaker or multi-room setup; you can also use it for its support of optical connections and RCA.


Design -wise, Cast Audio shares the same puck-like shape as the original Chromecast, and it looks like a little vinyl record itself. It works with more than one controller device on the same network and you can even access users’ playlists as they are playing on a local speaker with compatible apps.



The new and improved Chromecast costs $35 (same as the original) and it is available in 17 countries starting today. It is also available in retailers and it ships immediately after purchase. The Chromecast Audio is also available starting today at the same price or $35. You can find them on the Google Play Store and they will soon show up on retailer pages and in stores.


Apps Updates/Software

Chromecast update allows smartphone/tablet mirroring to TVs

Chromecast update brings an update customers were long looking for! We’re talking about the mirroring update that allows users to send info from the Android tablet or smartphone to the TV via Chromecast. After the feature announcement in June, Google said that the option would roll out soon, and the moment has finally come.

Now Android users will be able to cast an entire screen from the tablet or smartphone to the TV screen, which is much more than Chrome tabs and supported apps, the only available options until now. The sad part is that few Smart TVs and smartphones allow this mirroring option at the moment, some of them being the recent Nexus line, Samsung, HTC and LG devices.