The second-generation Chromecast was released in September 2015 with an introductory price of $35. It’s not a big amount of money, but the word “discount” arouses interest, especially for bargain-hunters, who take advantage of Black Friday deals. And Google follows in the footsteps of Target and Staples which was the first to offer the Chromecast for $10 off of its price, so if you decide to purchase the digital media player from the Google Play Store, you’ll pay $25 on it.
The deal will come into effect on November 28, and customers who will purchase the Chromecast from the Google Play Store will also receive three free months of HBO Now if they are already subscribers. Normally, HBO Now offers one month of free trial, but after that, subscribers must pay $14.99/month to watch their favorite shows. Thanks to the new offer, customers are able to save money they’d have to pay for two months of using HBO Now service, and in addition to this, the deal will be available until Saturday, December 24.
However, the subscribers will receive a free trial code which will need to be entered by Sunday, January 8, 2017. Some of the popular TV shows currently on air are Westworld, Deadwood, True Detective, True Blood, and Game of Thrones, so if you want to see their latest episodes, in real time, instead of downloading them later from torrent sites, then you won’t get a better deal.
The same discount of $10 is also applied on the Chromecast Ultra, which was released on November 6, 2016, and which had a launch price of $69. The latest TV streaming dongle device supports 4K high dynamic range streaming and it connects via HDMI (can use CEC), Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/ac @ 2.4/5 GHz) and Ethernet (it has an included USB power adapter). It’s an upgraded version of Chromecast 2, so it has a similar design, as it’s disc-shaped and it’s plugged into an HDMI port on the back of the TV.