The Google Chromecast is a cheap device that makes your TV smart without the wires, letting you watch Netflix, iPlayer and much more on any TV in the home. These deals can save you a packet too!
My first streaming stick was a Chromecast. Now with a much improved smart TV and Amazon Fire TV and NOW TV sticks it doesn’t get much use – but it’s still a handy device to help get whatever is on your phone or laptop on to your TV.
You plug the Chromecast in the back of your TV via an HDMI slot and it lets you wirelessly stream from your computer (using Chrome as a browser), tablet or phone.
You can watch iPlayer, Netflix, YouTube and many other channels, which you can control with your smartphone, tablet or computer. Most computers and Android devices can also ‘mirror’ their screens.
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Which Chromecast is best?
The latest Chromecast was released in October 2018, three years after the previous standard model. Full price is £30 and should be your go-to model. If you have a 4K TV and streaming services, there’s also the Chromecast Ultra, which sells for £69.
The older models might be available as retailers clear stock, though I’d avoid the original and the Chromecast Audio.
Read more on how to make your TV into a smart TV
Cheap Chromecast 3 deals
The Chromecast 3 is on sale at the £30 mark. Offers aren’t as common as they used to be when you could pick one up for around £18.
£10 off at Currys and more for Black Friday
You can save £10 at Currys over Black Friday, getting you a device for £20. It’s also this price at Argos, John Lewis and others.
Possible £17 cashback when you buy via Quidco*
If you’ve not used cashback site Quidco before, new users can get up to £10 back. Via the link below you earn £10 back to their account when you spend £5 at any of the shops listed. This includes Argos and Currys, meaning you can save an extra £10 off any Chromecast.
Sign up via the link below and then search for the retailer you want to buy from. Make sure you don’t have any other windows open in your browser for that shop.
Or if you subscribe to my newsletter you’ll get a code for an £17 bonus when you spend £10.
Cheap Chromecast Ultra offers
Google’s 4K (i.e. really high quality) Chromecast Ultra is on sale for £69. You need a 4K TV too. You can buy it at Argos and Currys.
£15 off at John Lewis and others
Also reduced is the Chromecast Ultra, selling for £54 at various shops including Argo and John Lewis.
Up to another £17 cashback when you buy via Quidco
As above, you might be able to get more back if you are new to cashback sites like Topcashback and Quidco. Basic deals will get you a tenner back, but subscribers to my newsletter can get an £17 bonus.
Cheap Chromecast 2 deals
Streaming site Wuaki often had deals where you get a free Google Chromecast 2 when you buy a digital movie, usually saving £7, sometimes more. These deals don’t last long but tend to pop up a couple of times a month so I’ll keep this updated, as well as hunt for other deals.
Cheap Chromecast Audio deals
This is similar to the original Chromecast, but instead it makes pretty much any speaker you have in your house into a wireless speaker. You can stream to more than one speaker at the same time (as long as you have a Chromecast Audio attached to each different speaker). However the 3rd Generation of standard Chromecasts now has this feature so these are redundant.
Cheap Chromecast 1 deals
I wouldn’t bother with the old model now there are so many deals on the Chromecast 2.
Offers for Chromecast owners
There used to be fantastic bonus deals such as free Google Play credit and free NOW TV passes. Sadly I’ve not seen one of these for a long time.
You simply head to Chromecast.com/offers to redeem. Some are restricted to one redemption per user, or devices activated after a certain date – so you might not be able to get all of them. Right now you can get the following:
- Nothing at present!
You can access them via your computer, phone or tablet that is connected with the Chromecast.