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Promoted 07-24-2013 by yuugotserved at 02:47 PM View Original Post
Update: Item is temporarily out of stock, but you may order now and it will ship once it is back in stock.


Amazon has Google Chromecast Wireless HDMI Streaming Dongle + 3-Month Netflix Subscription for $35. Shipping is free. Thanks pingu

Note, you will receive a Netflix gift code in your email a week after your Chromecast has shipped. Code is valid for previous, new and existing Netflix members and expires on 12/31/13. Item ships in 3 to 4 weeks
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Edited July 28, 2013 at 07:25 AM by pingu
Plug Chromecast into any HDTV and control it with your existing smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Send your favorites from Google Play, YouTube, Netflix, and Chrome to your TV with the press of a button.

Easier and cheaper. Already ordered one.
https://play.google.com/store/dev...chromecast

Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/dev...chromecast
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DR0PDNE
BestBuy: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Googl...9013308425

Sold out/Delayed shipping most places online. Some Best Buy B&M have them in stock.
Check here: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olste...searchmode

You also get three months of FREE netflix! SO making this work $11 if you were planning on buying that.

This does NOT mirror your desktop(It kinda does. Very laggy). Just chrome(Beta) and Netflix and Youtube(so far). More devs will adopt soon.

Netflix codes are sent out after your order ships. "Welcome to Chromecast. Here's your Netflix 3-month gift code."
Offer valid for previous, new and existing Netflix members; one per Netflix account.. Offer expires 12/31/13.

You will get free 3 months of netflix wherever you buy it from(Amazon, Play store, Bestbuy). Be careful when buying from 3rd party sellers, they might not include the netflix code.
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Last Edited by widgit September 30, 2013 at 12:58 AM
Update: Just got one FS to home from BB WITH THE NETFLIX offer. I dont know if this means the deal has just gone live again or not, thought I will update anyway.

From Amazon (note new date/time):
Netflix Promotion Expired
Please note that the Netflix promotional offer (which was available in limited supply) has now ended. Customers who ordered their Chromecast prior to 5:31 PM PDT on 7/24/2013 5:30 PM PST on July 25, 2013 will receive a Netflix gift code via email within 5 days of their products ship date.

Got $24 credit from Amazon for me July 24th, 6:30 pm PST order. YMMV.

Here is how:
1. Emailed Customer service complaining not having received the netflix credit.
2. They mentioned their policy on the page mentioning the promotion ended at 5:30 pm PST. I clicked "No" on the was I able to resolve your problem. Provided poor feedback (1 star on amazon policy)
3. On the feedback website, amazon listed "Would you give us another chance?" - call us.
4. Politely explained the problem to Amazon, mentioned I am a loyal customer for X years and do not read terms and conditions on every single checkout.
5. The CSA gave me $24 amazon credit. Mentioned "this is an exception, no where in TOS", but he is still making a "customer loyatly exception". Again, as I mentioned YMMV.

Netflix offer is now dead.

http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/2...t-netflix/


Deal appears to be gone.
http://www.latimes.com/business/t...3513.story

**PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO BEFORE ASKING QUESTIONS OVER AND OVER AND SPREADING MISINFORMATION**
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xnf_nR-XskU

Internal Pics :http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/2...s-inside-t
more internal pics (retail unit): http://imgur.com/a/L0505

Answers to this threads FAQs:
Yes, the Netflix offer is available for new and existing members. (If you have a current gift subscription you must wait until that is over before applying the code from this. Netflix support stated they won't stack, but will send me an email in 3-5 days with a better response that I will share.)
As per the product page [google.com]:
*Once your Chromecast ships, you will recieve an email with a promotional code for 3 months of Netflix. Offer valid for previous, new and existing Netflix members, one per Netflix account. Offer expires 12/31/13. For full promotion details, visit google.com/chromecast/offer.
- Offer Dead

Yes, it appears the Netflix offer is good if you purchase through other retailers. From Google's offer page [google.com]:
1. Purchase your Chromecast either from Google Play, Best Buy or Amazon.
2. If you ordered online, you'll receive an email with your promo code after your order ships. 3. If you bought in-store, your code is on your receipt.
4. Redeem your code at
netflix.com/chromecast
Set up your Chromecast, and start casting videos from Netflix on your smartphone, tablet, or laptop to TV.
- Offer Dead

ALSO NOTE: Power cord required (not shown).
As pretty and sleek as this thing looks, apparently it's going to require power from somewhere so plan for an extra plug nearby. [It is USB powered, so either an open USB port on TV or nearby device, or a power adapter for plugging into wall.]

** Read Power listing below.

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Q & A !!!!


What it Is:
It's a HDMI dongle that is powered by Chrome OS that is designed for Streaming.

How it Works:
You have to connect to the same Wi-Fi network for it to work. Once it's setup you'll see the Chromecast logo and a basic Home Screen with some of the first apps available for Chromecast. A lot of development is going into it, so expect to see more apps from the Google Play store work with your TV. See your phone/tablet/computer more of a remote, rather than an actual streaming device.

I only tested on the iOS side (I don't have a Droid) and I can tell you that it works very well. It is NOT like Apple's AirPlay where your screen is mirrored, but rather uses "the Cloud" to access your content. It works smoother than AirPlay because it doesn't require buffering from your device, but rather directly to the TV. The only "syncing" that occurs is the Cloud communicating to the Chromecast where you're at. For example: I'm watching a Netflix movie and I'm at 1:06:17. I hit the Square button with the wi-fi looking icon called "Cast" and it syncs it to my Chromecast. This is only different for web-browsing through the currently Beta Chrome Tab Cast, where it'll show exactly what you're looking on Chrome, onto your TV. It's less functional than straight up mirroring like the Apple TV, but it works. You can switch between apps and have that show on the screen. This is particularly useful in web-based presentations or while you check your email and your friends are watching Netflix.

Battery Drain on Mobile Devices:
Because of the way Chromecast works, it's streaming information from the Cloud vs. from your device. I noticed very little increase in the usage of battery on my iPhone 5 and my Macbook Air running Mountain Lion OSX.

Support for Streaming Services:
Right now, Streaming Service support is limited. Netflix, Google Services (Google Play, YouTube) and Web-based Streaming is allowed. I had issues trying to load Hulu the past couple days, telling me that my browser was unsupported, but I'll update once I get a chance.

Power Adapter:
The power adapter is an optional requirement. In fact, most modern TV's with HDMI 1.4 or higher spec are supported. The Chromecast can draw power from the HDMI port it's plugged into. If your TV doesn't support that, there's also a USB cable and power adapter included in the box. I have a 2012 LG LED and a 2013 Lenovo 27" Monitor with HDMI input and the ports power it with no cable.

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Q: I have a Smart TV, so, like, what can this do that blah blah blah..
A: Not everyone has a Smart TV. Good for you. This makes any TV into a Smart TV.

Q: OMG so this is just screen mirroring! I get it!
A: No, it gets the link you send, and displays the applicable content onto your television directly from the source page.
B: It ALSO does screen mirroring, but that feature is in beta.

Q: But it's not HD 'cuz it's screen mirroring!!1
A: It supports full 1080p / 5.1 surround sound.

Q: What's the point?
A: Why spend $100 on a device which poorly re-invents the User Interface (Roku, WD TV Live) and lags like heck, or requires subscription fees (360), when all you want to do is watch the content? Because I can stream a huge amount of media formats from my home network or external hard drive and from a lot more services.

Your phone works already as a UI, and has far many more years of R&D into it. This lets you push content to your TV easily, without hassle.


Q: Does this stream local content?
A: No. Maybe. Scroll to the bottom of the Wiki to see instructions(unconfirmed)
B: The closest thing so far is typing in a network file location to the chrome browser and casting that. However, you're limited to what files Chrome can play. In fact, download Chrome on your PC and try it yourself, and you'll get similar results as the Chomecast. MKV's plays, but no sound. AVI won't play at all.See this post


Q: Does it play Amazon Instant Videos \ Hulu?
A: No. At least, not now. Maybe someday?
B: Sort of. It can, when mirroring, and you'll need to navigate using the device that's having it's screen mirrored. No native support yet announced.

Q:Can this be used as input to 5.1 receiver and take the output from 5.1 receiver connect to TV ?
A: Why not? As long as the receiver supports the functionality, then it should work without a problem (I have all of my devices hooked up via hdmi through my receiver - splits video to the tv and handles audio itself).

Q: Can you use this to browse the internet ?
A: You can use your laptop to browse the internet with chrome and send the output from your browser to the TV. You cannot browse the internet using only the Chromecast.

Q: After I sent a video url to this device and I shut down my tablet/laptop how do I control it: pause/play etc?
A: Assuming your phone is still on, use that.

Available on Best Buy [bestbuy.com].
Some Best Buy stores already have them in stock. Check your local store here [bestbuy.com].
Available over 10 pieces at 44th and 5th Ave [bestbuy.com] location in NYC. - Just returned from there, sold out! The clerk told me that probably tomorrow (07/26/13) they will have more.



Best Buy stock has been continually updating throughout the day. My guess is that most stores are getting them in stock, but just haven't updated their inventory yet. I would check your local store, whether it shows stock or not.


Some Amazon Items shipped to certain states are subject to tax. Arizona, California, Kansas, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Texas & Washington

If purchased in store at Best Buy, you should have received a code on your receipt (or if you give them your email, they will email you the code) for the Netflix subscription (see receipt scan). If you did not, I would call or go back and inquire.

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HOW TO STREAM LOCAL VIDEO FILES - on PC or Mac (not smartphone)

1. Install the Chromecast extension from https://chrome.google.com/webstor...cfkmllpafd
2. Find your video file link, and copy/paste it into the chrome address bar, then hit Enter.
3. Click on the Chromecast extension button and select to cast it to your Chromecast device.

Taken from http://www.droid-life.com/2013/07...hromecast/


** Or use "CTRL O" while in chrome. Window pops up, choose file. It will automatically start playing in a new Chrome tab. **


Things work:
- Live videos using Chrome on PC / Mac by installing a new extension
- Netflix, YouTube on Smartphone

Not working / future development:
- Native videos on a Smartphone (no chrome extension available yet)
- Live videos via chrome beta on Smartphone

XDA Developers - Hacking / Homebrew Apps space:http://chromecastdev.com/ccdev/

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I'm not sure if this qualifies as a hot deal, but I do appreciate the news. To make it a hot deal, you should point out in your post and in the thread title that purchasing this product gives the customer 3 months of Netflix service. Do that and I'm sure this thread will be hotter.

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You might to also add it includes 3 months of Netflix with the device. So if you already have a Netflix subscription, it will save you about $24, making the device worht only $11! That's an awesome deal!
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Plug Chromecast into any HDTV and control it with your existing smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Send your favorites from Google Play, YouTube, Netflix, and Chrome to your TV with the press of a button.

Output: HDMI
Max. Output Video Resolution: 1080p
Dimensions: 72(L) x 35(W) x 12(H) mm
Weight: 34g
Wireless: 2.4 GHz WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Power: USB (Power adapter included)

Supported Operating Systems
Android 2.3 and higher
iOS® 6 and higher
Windows® 7 and higher
Mac OS® 10.7 and higher
Chrome OS (Chromebook Pixel, additional Chromebooks coming soon).

https://play.google.com/store/dev...chromecast
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Out of inventory!
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Quote from TofuVic View Post :
Oh, this is a new product that Google just announced today. I was wondering why this is the first time I've heard of it.

I'm not sure if this qualifies as a hot deal, but I do appreciate the news. To make it a hot deal, you should point out in your post and in the thread title that purchasing this product gives the customer 3 months of Netflix service. Do that and I'm sure this thread will be hotter.

Hope this helps,
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I think its a good deal because its cheaper than any other computer/mobile video to tv. Besides this thread was bound to popup later anyways since its a pretty good product, so I figured i might as well look around
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Oh, this is a new product that Google just announced today. I was wondering why this is the first time I've heard of it.

I can't wait for Comcast to sue Google for the name of Chromecast, which sounds like Comcast.

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They said it will be available to order on Amazon later today.. tried to search and nothing yet.
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You might to also add it includes 3 months of Netflix with the device. So if you already have a Netflix subscription, it will save you about $24, making the device worht only $11! That's an awesome deal!
Right i forgot to add that. Added now.
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Awesome thanks!
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crazy pricing from google. Got one!!
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