If you live in the U.K. and you haven’t already purchased a Google Chromecast, now is a great time to do so. A number of retailers have been slashing prices for the already affordable media streaming dongle over the past few days, and many are now selling it for as little as £18 (approx. $29).
The Chromecast was already considered a bargain at its regular price of £30. If you don’t have an Internet-connected TV or set-top box, it’s an incredibly affordable (and simple) way to stream content from your smartphone, tablet, or PC to the big screen in your living room.
The device has become so popular that it’s now supported by a plethora of major app developers and content providers, such as Netflix, BBC iPlayer, BT Sport, Plex, and Rdio. What’s more, it’s compatible with both Android and iOS devices.
While the Chromecast made its debut in the U.S. more than a year ago, those on the other side of the Atlantic have only had it since March. And less than six months later, it’s already available with around 40% off its regular retail price thanks to the likes of Amazon, Tesco, Currys, and PC World.
All of the above are now offering the Chromecast for just £18, and if you happen to find they’re already sold out, Argos has them for £20 (£10 less than Google Play). If that wasn’t enough, some retailers are throwing in free stuff as well.
If you buy from Amazon, Currys, or PC World, you’ll get 90 days of Google Play Music All Access at no extra cost. If you buy from Tesco, you’ll get a £5 Blinkbox to spend on movies and TV shows.
It’s unclear how long these reductions will be around, so it might be a good idea to take advantage of them now while you still can. We do expect Google to refresh the Chromecast soon, but the existing model still boasts bags of functionality, and you can’t go wrong at these prices.
Have you ordered yours yet?