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.
Which Chromecast is best?
A new Chromecast was announced in September 2022, two years after the last upgrade model. This version is HD quality and costs £35 and has been as low as £24 . The full price for the 4K model is £59, but it’s often down to £45 (though I’ve seen it reduced to £35).
Chromecast with Google TV deals
A brand new version of the Chromecast was released in late 2020. 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. Its RRP is £59.99, though it has been on offer at £44.99.
Chromecast 4K: 25% off
A number of retailers are discounting the 4K Chromecast by 25%, reducing it from £59.99 to £44.99.
Chromecast HD: £10 off
There’s a larger 29% discount, worth £10, for the HD Chromecast. It’s now £24.99 at Amazon, Argos, John Lewis and Currys.
Possible £17 extra 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.