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Old 09-25-14, 12:54 PM
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Re: The Google Chromecast Thread

Crap, I bought one from Groupon the other day for $25. I was hoping it hadnt shipped yet so I could cancel and reorder, but it had.

But returns are free, so I reordered and will send the first one back.
Old 09-25-14, 02:24 PM
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what is the coupon code?
Old 09-25-14, 03:20 PM
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Ah, it worked. Cool beans!
Old 09-25-14, 03:40 PM
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son of a bitch. Sold out again.

Can't a Mexican get a goddamn deal here?!
Old 09-25-14, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Solid Snake
an't a Mexican get a goddamn deal here?!
I'm sure you could if you stood in front of a Home Depot for a few hours.
Old 11-27-14, 11:18 PM
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Just a heads up...Chromecast is $24 on Amazon right now.
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Re: The Google Chromecast Thread

A friend of mine bought this for me for Christmas last year, but I never use it.

With Directv and 2 Rokus for Netflix and Hulu along with my 2 game consoles, it just doesn't seem to have any real value to me in my household.
Old 11-28-14, 09:14 AM
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I've been loving my Chromecast more now that I know it will cast any video you play in your Chrome Browser on Android, insta-full framerate hd porn
Old 11-28-14, 01:57 PM
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Re: The Google Chromecast Thread

Originally Posted by DJariya
A friend of mine bought this for me for Christmas last year, but I never use it.

With Directv and 2 Rokus for Netflix and Hulu along with my 2 game consoles, it just doesn't seem to have any real value to me in my household.
With all of those other things, I wouldn't see any need for a Chromecast either. That said, I picked up another one to replace my oldest PS3 which has been reduced to a streaming device anyway and has gotten flaky lately. Two things I like about it that the other devices I have can't do: Google Music and tab-casting from my Chromebook.
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Chromecast is sorta free at Best Buy online right now.

$30, but comes with $20 Play credit from BB, then a bunch of Google offers including another $20.
Old 12-16-14, 03:40 PM
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It was $20 at Target w/ $20 credit last week, wish I would have picked up a spare. The Fire TV Stick is turning out to be a bit of a dud for me.
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Looks like you can get $6 for free from Google if you have a chromecast: http://gizmodo.com/check-your-chrome...t-n-1684263317
Old 02-07-15, 01:20 PM
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Awesome, thanks! It works for multiple Chromecasts, so I was able to get $12 off my 2.
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Came here to share this, but I see someone already got it.

When I checked my offers, I also got a free HD copy of X-Men. That'll go nicely with the free HD copy of The Fellowship Of The Ring - neither of which I'll watch via Google Play, but it's still a nice gesture.

I'll likely use my $6 to buy some TSTO Donuts.
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anyone else get "unknown error" messages with HBO GO?
using iOS app from iPad to Chromecast
no other apps giving this error and never have had an issue in the past ... resetting the Chromecast didn't help either
Old 04-21-15, 07:38 AM
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Do a factory reset on the Chromecast, seems like it happens from time to time.
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Originally Posted by RichC2
Do a factory reset on the Chromecast, seems like it happens from time to time.
yep, see above .... already did that and was no help
Old 04-21-15, 01:37 PM
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Ah, when you said "resetting" I read that as "power cycled" as I'm used to walking my parents through this stuff.
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Here's my weirdness. Sometimes my YouTube app on my iPad Air will not "see" there is a Chromecast on the network when I try to connect. My iPhone and browsers on my computers will not have this problem.

Resetting the iPad fixes the problem, so more annoying than anything...
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Bought Chromecast because my BD player won't cooperate won't HBO Go. I like it, though I wish that it'd work with Amazon and have an actual menu. If you don't have an iPhone or a tablet, can you even use it? Obviously I do, I'm just sort of curious.
Old 04-25-15, 12:04 AM
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Originally Posted by hanshotfirst1138
Bought Chromecast because my BD player won't cooperate won't HBO Go. I like it, though I wish that it'd work with Amazon and have an actual menu. If you don't have an iPhone or a tablet, can you even use it? Obviously I do, I'm just sort of curious.
You can cast from a PC or Android device. For a PC, it usually requires Chrome and the Chromecast extension.
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fyi, i just checked my "offers" on chromecast and had a free movie rental. not sure if this is just for me or everyone, but worth a check.
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Re: The Google Chromecast Thread

Google just released an Ethernet Adapter for the Chromecast.

https://store.google.com/product/_et...for_chromecast

Google’s Chromecast gets a hardwired Ethernet adapter
If you have Wi-Fi problems, you can now directly plug into your network.

Google's Chromecast is one of the easiest to use and most widely supported TV streaming sticks out there, but the only way to use it has been over a Wi-Fi connection. If your TV is out of range or your airways are too crowded, there really hasn't been a solution. Google just started selling a cool little accessory for Chromecast owners with Wi-Fi woes, though: a hardwired ethernet adapter for the Chromecast.

The accessory is a power brick that plugs into the Chromecast's USB port, and—in addition to providing power—embedded in the brick is a full-sized Ethernet port. Just plug in and you can forget about ever having to push bits over Wi-Fi again. The adapter is $15 on the Google Store, and it supports up to 100Mbps.

FULL ARTICLE - http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/...ernet-adapter/

Old 07-08-15, 06:43 PM
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I'm guessing this adapter would also work with the Nexus Player.
Old 07-25-15, 08:39 PM
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Re: The Google Chromecast Thread

a free rental due to the 2nd bday of the Chromecast. details how to get it here: http://phandroid.com/2015/07/24/chro...-movie-rental/

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