Google really wants you to buy the Chromecast. They’ve been throwing in all sorts of freebies to get more people, but unfortunately for those living outside the US, many of these offers are exclusive to consumers in the US. Well, it seems like Google has decided to extend its love to our maple-syrup-loving neighbors up north. If you are in Canada and own a Chromecast or Chromecast Audio, you can now redeem $20 in Play Store credit.
Head on over to this link, you can get yourself a $20 credit for Google Play. However, you’ll need to do it before the offer expires on October 8th!
One thing to note is that if you happen to have multiple Chromecast devices, you can redeem the $20 credit for each Chromecast device you own. The credit can then be used for apps, music, movies, books, and much more within the Play Store.
Right now, it seems like the offer is exclusive to Canadian owners, and judging by what users are saying on Reddit, you are out of luck if you own the older generation Chromecast. Although some claim it worked with the first generation, the general consensus is that the offer is only for second generation devices.
the offer is only for second generation devices.
Google’s Chromecast and Chromecast Audio have been largely successful. Just in case you’re unfamiliar with what they are and what they do, the Chromecast is a tiny dongle that connects to the HDMI port on your TV. Using the Chromecast app on your phone, you can do anything from listen to music or stream the latest episode of Game of Thrones on your television. The Chromecast Audio is similar in concept – plug it into an old speaker, and you can stream music through it via your smartphone.
Some of you may be wondering why you would spend 30 something dollars when you can just watch movies on your phone or tablet. The first advantage is the screen size: obviously, watching movies on a bigger screen is more immersive. But there is also the question of battery life. Watching shows on Netflix and jamming out to music on Spotify through Chromecast don’t have a significant impact on your device’s battery since it’s cloud-based.
If you don’t already own a Chromecast, would this deal convince you otherwise? Let us know by commenting down below!