The Google Chromecast is a cheap device that makes your TV smart without the wires, letting you watch Netflix, iPlayer and much more on any TV in the home. These deals can save you a packet too!
My first streaming stick was a Chromecast. Now with a much improved smart TV and Amazon Fire TV and NOW TV sticks it doesn’t get much use – but it’s still a handy device to help get whatever is on your phone or laptop on to your TV.
You plug the Chromecast in the back of your TV via an HDMI slot and it lets you wirelessly stream from your computer (using Chrome as a browser), tablet or phone.
You can watch iPlayer, Netflix, YouTube and many other channels, which you can control with your smartphone, tablet or computer. Most computers and Android devices can also ‘mirror’ their screens.
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Which Chromecast is best?
A new Chromecast was announced in September 2020, two years after the last upgrade model. Full price is £60. If you want a cheaper option the 2018 Chromecast is still on sale, with an RRP of £30.
Read more on how to make your TV into a smart TV
Chromecast with Google TV deals
A brand new version of the Chromecast is coming soon and it’s now available for pre-orders. The big difference from previous versions is it comes with a remote control and “Google TV’ – basically an interface like you’d see if a Fire TV stick or Roku. It’s RRP is £59.99.
New Chromecast and six months Netflix for £89.99
For the combined price of £89.99 you’ll get the new Chromecast and credit to use at Netflix.
This launch offer gives you £53.94 credit for Netflix for £30 when buying a full-price Chromecast. Or the other way to look at it is you’ll get the new Chromecast for £36. Either way you’ll be saving £24 on the full price for both.
The six months Netflix applies to the mid-range “standard” subscription, where two people can stream at the same time and you get HD quality. You can use it how you like, so if you had the basic £5.99 option it’d last for nine months. If it’s the pricier 4K version it’d only cover just over four months of your subscription.
The offer ends 31st December 2020 and it’s open to new and existing Netflix customers.
Cheap older Chromecast deals
The Chromecast 3 was launched in 2018 for the price of £30. Offers aren’t as common as they used to be but it’s often been possible to get one for £25, if not £20.
It looks like it’s still going to be around as a basic model for those who don’t want the new Chromecast.
£5 off direct with Google
You can save £5 at Google, getting you a device for £25. I’d expect bigger discounts during Black Friday sales.
Possible £17 cashback when you buy via Quidco*
If you’ve not used cashback site Quidco before, new users can get up to £10 back. Via the link below you earn £10 back to their account when you spend £5 at any of the shops listed. This includes Argos and Currys, meaning you can save an extra £10 off any Chromecast.
Sign up via the link below and then search for the retailer you want to buy from. Make sure you don’t have any other windows open in your browser for that shop.
Or if you subscribe to my newsletter you’ll get a code for an £17 bonus when you spend £10.
Cheap Chromecast Ultra offers
Google’s 4K (i.e. really high quality) Chromecast Ultra was priced at £69. You need a 4K TV too. Discounts were rare, at most £10 off. But it’s now be discontinued so expect stock clearance sales.
£20 off at Argos
The now replaced Chromecast Ultra is selling for £49 at Argos while stocks last.
Up to another £17 cashback when you buy via Quidco
As above, you might be able to get more back if you are new to cashback sites like Topcashback and Quidco. Basic deals will get you a tenner back, but subscribers to my newsletter can get an £17 bonus.