Santa Claus is one of the few people on this planet that can be tracked without stirring any moral outrage from anyone, and few are as equipped for the job as Google - after all, the company's been doing this for a while now. This year's version of Google's Santa Tracker has made its way into the Play Store, and you would be wise to grab it before the night of December 24th if you want to know when jolly old St. Nicholas will pay your home a visit.



When you first fire up the app, it presents you with a countdown until Santa's departure time, one that looks largely identical to Google's Santa Tracker website. But if you rather not sit on your thumbs and wait for the next 14 days, there are multiple games available to occupy your time - and you even have the option to throw the countdown onto a television screen using a Chromecast while the game continues on your device of choice.

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There isn't much in the way of depth to any of these mini-games, but that's half of the point. They're cute, they're fun, and they might just be enough to keep you or your kids occupied until the big day comes.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • remister

    I wonder what ho-bag of stuff he is gonna bring this year!

    • John Smith

      maybe pot brownies, everclear, and sex toys.

      • fixxmyhead

        Ooh sounds like my Christmas wish list

  • tlingitsoldier

    I was hoping to see the games portion of this app get the Chromecast support. I would like to see someone leverage Chromecast as a way to use your phone and Chromecast as a makeshift game console. Who better to set the precedent than Google?

    • miri

      "Who better to set the precedent than Google?"
      I think that's exactly why they didn't do it.

  • miri

    This has to be the best thing ever.

  • Yanksrock1000

    This is great

  • yodatom10

    Why not just update lasts years app ?

  • Robert

    whats going on??

  • Tucker

    Santa gets Chromecast support, but Pocketcast doesn't?