In honor of perhaps the greatest Super Bowl of all time, a handful of Google products are on sale across a several retailers. Through February 25, one can save on a Google Home speaker, interchangeable Google Home bases and Chromecast products including Chromecast Ultra and Chromecast Audio.
Google Cast was the technology hidden inside some speakers, TV’s and audio devices. It allowed users to “cast” media such as audio and/or video over-the-air to their Google Cast equipped gear. This is not to be confused with a Google Chromecast, which is a streaming dongle by Google supporting similar functionality.
Google is giving Chromecast owners their first movie rental for 75% off. That’s right 75% off!
The Google Cast app has been around for a while. It started life as the Chromecast app, made specifically to set up and control the original dongle released back in 2013. Earlier this year it was rebranded as ‘Cast’ since Google’s streaming platform had expanded to include Chromecast Audio, Android TVs and other devices with cast technology built-in.
During Google’s press event today, the company took wraps off its much-anticipated product, Google Home. A smart speaker equipped with always-listening microphones, Google Home is powered by the Google Assistant and ties into all of the company’s services to provide an experience similar to that of Amazon’s Alexa speakers. Hit the break for full details.
Looking to save before heading back to school? It’s still July, but Google has begun its ‘back to school’ sale. At the Google Store, you’ll find a variety of deals over a range of Google products including smartphones, wearables, chromebooks, and more.
CES 2017 is well underway now in the city of Las Vegas, Nevada. Things have been quiet of late for Android TV. However, customers will soon have a new option aside Google’s Nexus Player, Xiaomi’s Mi Box, and NVIDIA’s SHIELD TV. Dish recently announced AirTV, a 4K Android TV box with Sling TV and Netflix pre-installed.
Android TV has been around since 2014. Recently, more TV manufacturers have started integrating the platform with their offerings. But there haven’t been many notable set top boxes aside from Google’s Nexus Player, which launched at the end of 2014.