If you want a Chromecast, you probably already have one - that's kind of the point of pricing something in the range of an impulse purchase. The early supply issues have been worked out, new and updated apps with Chromecast support are practically flooding into the Play Store, and Google's tiny streamer has even made its way to Europe. But if you're an American who refuses to pay retail, you'll be glad to know that the Chromecast is once again on sale for $29.99 at both Amazon and Best Buy.


That's five bucks off the suggested retail price, or to make it sound better, a 20% discount. This isn't the first time that these retailers have given the Chromecast this discount, but it is the first time in a while, so have at it. Standard shipping is free at Best Buy, and you can get free 2-day shipping from Amazon so long as you're a Prime subscriber. Of course, Amazon might look at you funny and suggest you buy the FireTV instead, but the FireTV doesn't cost thirty bucks, does it?

Source: Amazon, Best Buy

Michael Crider
Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He's been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

  • Sean Donovan

    man... i literally just bought my 3rd chromecast 2 days ago from amazon....

    • enoch861

      See if they'll price match.

      • Aooga

        They will. Or return it and buy another one.

    • Joseph Cascio

      They price match changes on their website for 30 days. Unfortunately, they will not price match other companies or websites.

  • duse

    You guys aren't too good at math. $5 off $35 is only a 14% discount.

    • Kathy William

      Everyone with an Android device should have a Chromecast.

    • Kathy William

      Everyone with an Android device should have a Chromecast.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Pretty sure the price is always $30 even at Best Buy whenever I check.

    • nofearofimaginarymen

      Normally 35, 30 for students with coupon.

  • Alexandre Leites

    I really love that US only thing.

    • ltredbeard

      Funny thing is, it's not US only. Even says so in the article.

      • Alexandre Leites

        I live in Australia and it can't buy...

  • Bryan Pizzuti

    Everyone with an Android device should have a Chromecast. Unless of course they somehow don't have Internet...

    • CerealFTW

      I didn't buy one because it wouldn't let you stream local videos in the beginning but I might jump on it now

    • enoch861

      I bought one on release day and used it for a few months then I forgot it a relatives house. I still don't know what to do with it. I can stream local videos/music to my Xbox One which also has Netflix and other video apps. I bought the Cast to UPnP/DLNA app to stream my All Access music to my Xbox and receiver which also has Bluetooth if I need to stream other audio from my phone.
      At the end of the day, I don't know what to do with it. But it's so cheap..

      • Bryan Pizzuti

        I use it to watch my Play Movies and TV content. Or to quickly flip between my tablet and my TV for Netflix watching. I could see this as very useful for casting powerpoint presentations and web-based demos from tablets, doubt that'll be long in coming.

      • Sokudoningyou

        Yeah, I had the same problem. I tried using my tablet to stream Netflix and Hulu, and it did work, but the apps don't have next episode immediate playback like they should, so I was growing pretty annoyed, pretty quick. So I bought a Roku streaming stick, and haven't looked back since.

        Plus, more channels. And Amazon.

        • krudl3rx

          Amazon is the big plus for me.

    • JG

      A TV with an HDMI port would be useful to have as well... The lack there of is the main (only?) reason I'm sans Google TV & Chromecast... Unless there's some fairly cheap HDMI to RCA adapters...

      UPDATE... so apparently when I googled to make sure the red-yellow-white cables were in fact RCA cables guess what I found... Walmart has one for like $15... All right... so guess who might just be buying a Chromecast after all :D

  • Alphajoe

    [Shitty Support Alert]: Spotify still doesn't care about Chromecast and won't tell its paying customers whether they plan to support it.

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