Chromecast and Black Friday: a good combination. The handy devices are already inexpensive, but the extra discount can be decisive. But which model is best for you and where can you find the best deals? In this article you can read everything about Chromecast Black Friday.
Chromecast Black Friday: What is a Chromecast?
Scoring a Chromecast during Black Friday is not a bad idea at all. It is a handy and relatively cheap device with which you can make almost any TV or monitor smart. That TV or monitor must have an HDMI port, but you can hardly avoid that.
What exactly is a Chromecast? It is a media device with an HDMI cable that goes into the HDMI port of your television or monitor. When you connect it to your WiFi network and install it correctly, you simply stream content from a source device to the Chromecast.
That source device is a computer, smartphone or tablet that is on the same network as the Chromecast. Only then is the mutual connection possible. You may run into problems that can be solved quickly, but usually the installation goes well the first time.
The source device must have applications that support Chromecast. Well-known applications are for example Netflix and Spotify, but also Google Photos supports the technology. So you can watch movies, series, documentaries, music, podcasts, images and photos cast.
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Casting is the term Google uses for streaming the content from the source device to the Chromecast in the TV or monitor. You wirelessly project the content from your smartphone, PC or tablet to the big screen by using your own WiFi connection.
Chromecast Black Friday: different models
There are now a number of Chromecast models. There are currently three common models that you will encounter online and in stores:
- 3rd Generation Chromecast
- Chromecast with Google TV (which is not officially released in the Netherlands by Google)
- Chromecast Ultra.
Normally you pay about 40, 85 and 80 euros respectively for the three models. So if you come across them for less, you already have a discount. Black Friday is known for stunting prices, so there’s a good chance those prices will drop significantly.
The third-generation Chromecast is a model that allows you to stream content in Full HD (with a resolution of up to 1,920 by 1,080 pixels). The Ultra and those with Google TV support up to 4k (3,840 by 2,160 pixels), while the Google TV version also supports HDR10.
In addition, you can Chromecast with Google TV controlled with a supplied remote control, the device offers an exclusive design in the form of its own operating system. The other models can be controlled via a source device and with the free downloadable Google Home app.
The version with Google TV is therefore the most expensive version, but you also get the most options. The third-generation Chromecast is for anyone who doesn’t want to pay too much and doesn’t really have a 4k TV either. This makes this one of the most common Chromecast models of today.
Chromecast Black Friday Deals
An overview of the Black Friday Chromecast offers in a row.
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Chromecast with Google TV price comparison
Chromecast Black Fridy: Tips for Deals
Then we have some general tips to keep in mind when looking for the right prices for the Chromecast. For example, use price comparisons for the product you are looking for, so in this case a specific Chromecast model as discussed above.
To maybe get there a little faster, you can follow the retailer’s social media to see when certain sales are live. If you think you have a good chance of winning great deals at a certain store, create an account in advance. This way you can go through the ordering process faster.
Also read carefully. Do you do that for the Chromecast models you have in mind, for example by taking reviews, tips, experiences and videos. But also check which stores are reliable, by checking for quality marks and reviews on Trustpilot, for example.
Finally, some simpler tips:
- Sign up for newsletters
- Pin products to a wishlist, so you don’t have to search for them when the time comes
- Read the return conditions carefully
- See if there is a special Black Friday page with an overview of all deals
- And above all: don’t be fooled and only buy a Chromecast if it is really cheaper
If you would rather buy a television with Chromecast built-in, make sure you are well prepared and know everything about it. If you have bought a Chromecast and the required icon does not appear on the screen, you can read here how to solve this.
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