It’s never been a better time to own a Chromecast, Google’s $35 streaming device. Not only does the functionality of the device continue to improve thanks to updates from Google as well as increased support by third-party apps, but Google is actually giving away $6 in Google Play credit to users, apparently for Valentine’s Day.
You have to be on the same network as your Chromecast to scoop up the deal. While I’m away from my device at the moment (so I can’t confirm the experience myself at the time of this writing), multiple reports indicate that you can access the credit by going to this link or by opening the Chromecast app, tapping the device, and going to “Check for Offers”. From there, you confirm your Chromecast’s serial number, and then you get the deal.
TechCrunch reports that people who own multiple Chromecasts say they’ve been able to redeem the offer once for each device.
While you can presumably use the Google Play credit for whatever you like, $6 can go a long way when it comes to renting a VOD movie or two that might not yet be available on DVD or Blu-ray.
Google recently added Guest Mode to Chromecast, enabling people to more easily cast to other people’s televisions. Chromecast also picked up support from Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, and Sesame Street apps.
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