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Google Chromecast HD drops to just £18 in the Black Friday sales

Google Chromecast (2018)
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Looking to level up your TV's content cheaply and in time for the festive season? Maybe you've finally got guests coming over for the holidays this year and want to smarten up the 'dumb' TV in the guest bedroom? This corker of a deal is part of Amazon's early Black Friday savings and could be just what you need. 

Google Chromecast (3rd gen)

Google Chromecast (3rd gen) £29 £18 (save £11) at Amazon
Netflix, BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, All4, My5 and even Now's TV content can all be 'cast' to your TV with this five star little streamer. Google’s own apps are also castable, as are music apps such as Spotify, Tidal and TuneIn. And now, there's a huge 40% discount to be had! 

The five-star third-gen. Google Chromecast (2018) is not to be confused with the newer Google Chromecast with Google TV (the one with the remote, which also gained five stars from this publication) or Google Chromecast Audio (five stars here too); nor should it be mixed up with the older Google Chromecast Ultra or Google Chromecast (2015).

With this Chromecast, you can watch films, shows, live TV, YouTube and stream photos on your TV, all from your device. Plug the Chromecast into the HDMI port on your TV to power and stream your favourite entertainment straight from your phone with just a tap. And while streaming, you can still use your phone as you normally do. 

But it's not just casting from your phone. Chromecast also supports over 2000 streaming apps, such as Netflix, Disney Plus, YouTube, YouTube TV and HBO NOW – you'll still need to pay for the relevant subscription, of course, but it opens up lots of doors.

And you can mirror your Android phone or laptop with Chrome – ie. view your device’s screen on your TV. If you can see it on your phone, you can see it on your TV, which could mean lots of fun embarrassing your children this Christmas, with clips from when they were young. 

This particular Chromecast usually retails for £30, meaning you can make a huge 40 per cent saving on an already inexpensive bit of kit for your home. Best make haste though, early Black Friday deals don't last forever... 

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Free Google Chromecast (3rd gen) with Google Nest Mini

Free Google Chromecast (3rd gen) with Google Nest Mini £78 £49 at AO.com
Netflix, BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, All4, My5 and even Now TV content can all be 'cast' to your TV with this five star little streamer. Google’s own apps are also castable, as are music apps such as Spotify, Tidal and TuneIn. And you can get one for free (RRP £29), if you buy a Google Nest Mini before 18th Feb. 

Free Google Chromecast (3rd gen) with Google Nest Mini

Free Google Chromecast (3rd gen) with Google Nest Mini £78 £49 at AO.com
Netflix, BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, All4, My5 and even Now TV content can all be 'cast' to your TV with this five star little streamer. Google’s own apps are also castable, as are music apps such as Spotify, Tidal and TuneIn. And you can get one for free (RRP £29), if you buy a Google Nest Mini before 18th Feb. 

Becky has been a full-time staff writer at What Hi-Fi? since March 2019. Prior to gaining her MA in Journalism in 2018, she freelanced as an arts critic alongside a 20-year career as a professional dancer and aerialist – any love of dance is of course tethered to a love of music. Becky has previously contributed to Stuff, FourFourTwo, This is Cabaret and The Stage. When not writing, she dances, spins in the air, drinks coffee, watches football or surfs in Cornwall with her other half – a football writer whose talent knows no bounds.