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Audiobooks are coming to Google’s Play Store

January 23, 2018 Droid Turf

Recently, a banner promoting the arrival of audiobooks appeared on Google’s Play Store. 9to5Google caught a screenshot of it and believes Google was teasing audiobooks for its Play Store. The banner was displayed in front of users on both the Play Store app as well as the Play Store on web. An empty audiobooks section remains up under ‘Google Play Books,’ but the banner is no longer present.


Deal: Grab a Google Home for $99 or a second-generation Chromecast for $25

July 11, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Today is indeed Amazon Prime Day. Some Amazon products including Echo, Echo Show, Echo Look, Echo Dot, and Fire TV Stick are being offered at a discounted price. Which is perhaps the reason Google has felt the need to chime in and lower the price that buys a Google Home or Chromecast.


Deal: Google products including Google Home, Chromecast and Home Bases go on sale

February 8, 2017 Doug Demagistris

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.

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Google Cast renamed as ‘Chromecast built-in’

November 23, 2016 Doug Demagistris

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.

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Deal: Google has a handful of exclusive Cyber Monday deals worth considering

November 27, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Thought the deals were over? Think again. Today is Cyber Monday, which will mark the end to most early bird holiday sales. Google held back with its Black Friday weekend promotion, not announcing any discounts too spectacular beyond the $29 Google Home Mini, but that’s because the search giant was saving something for today.

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