Google’s Chromecast Gets Discounted to Just $24 this Black Friday
Google’s Chromecast HDMI streaming media player is already one of the cheapest solutions of its kind currently available, but this Black Friday it will get even cheaper. Best Buy will be discounting the stick from $35.00 to 23.99 in the November 27-29, 2014 period.
This is a really cool deal and you should make use of it, if Google’s Chromecast was on your to-buy list for a long while. While Best Buy didn’t mention this, most likely we’re talking about a limited amount of devices, so you need to make sure you get yours before the stock gets depleted.
Some of you are probably waiting for the second-generation Chromecast 2 to be released anytime soon, but it seems that it will most likely be a minor upgrade, instead of a new generation device. Also, chances are that the updated model will just replace the original one, and no announcements will be made.
The Chromecast is powered by a Micro-USB and features a system-on-chip from Marvell. There’s a memory of 512 MB RAM DDR3L and it comes with a storage of 2 GB. It supports a display of 1080p, comes with HDMI, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/nsy 2.4 GHz. The device faces tough competition from the recently announced Amazon Fire TV Stick but also from Mozilla’s Matchstick Firefos OS streaming kit.
Another possible reason to get a Chromecast is because Google has recently announced family-friendly games designed for Chromecast. New Chromecast apps will use your smartphone as a controller for the software running on the dongle attached to your TV
Classics like Wheel of Fortune, and remakes of old favorites like Monopoly Dash, Scrabble Blitz, Connect Four Quads, and Simon Swipe are now available. Here are some more details:
If you prefer to dance around, check out Just Dance Now. Your smartphone can tell if you’re fist pumping high or shaking your hands down low, which earns you points. To show off your mental moves instead, Big Web Quiz and Emoji Party for Chromecast bring trivia to the TV. Astound your friends with your answers to questions like: How many goats tall is Taylor Swift? What does the “Queen of Hearts” look like in emoji? Big Web Quiz uses Google Knowledge Graph to create hundreds of questions, while Emoji Party uses your knowledge of emojis to guess movie titles based on the pictures.
There’s no hassle or expense with extra controllers. Anyone with a phone or tablet can join in on any of these games, so download these apps from the Play Store or App Store so all your family and friends can shake it, show off their smarts or just play. Nothing says winter like a TV binge on a cold, gray day. With Showtime Anytime you can catch up on past and current seasons of the network’s original series including Homeland and The Affair. With Starz Play, get your tartan on with the first season of Outlander, or have a marathon of Friday night flicks.
So, come this Black Friday, keep your eyes open on this sweet deal!