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Ditching The Cable With Google Chromecast @BestBuy @MadeByGoogle

Disclaimer:  The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

I have heard stories of people who have eliminated cable in the last several years.  However, we have just never been leaders with these types of trends.  We like predictability and consistency.  Ask my husband – if we never ever rearranged a room in our home for our entire lives I would be perfectly content.  Change causes major anxiety for me.  However, with cable costs going up (and up and up) it was time to look at other options.  It got to the point that change was necessary in order to keep my horses.

Prior to this change we only had the following:  Basic cable with digital channels and the additional sports channels.  That’s pretty much it.  When Game of Thrones is on, we would add HBO just for that season, approximately 8 weeks, then get rid of it again.  And for me, when Outlander comes on Starz – yeah, I definitely add Starz and get rid of that also when the season is over.  The cable companies are clearly struggling because they were not at all happy to receive a call from me to cancel cable – which tells me this is definitely the same conclusion many people are coming to.  Cable for TV and Dish for TV may soon become things of the past – they will fall by the wayside just like antennas of old…

So How Do You Ditch The Cable?

Start with Google Chromecast!  You can still watch movies, shows, live TV, YouTube, and stream photos on your TV from all your family’s devices.¹

You Can Stream From Your Phone To TV

Plug Chromecast into the HDMI port on your TV and to power and stream your favorite entertainment right from your phone with just a tap. Watch shows, listen to playlists, and more. And while streaming, you can still use your phone as you normally do.

Works With The Streaming Apps You Know And Love

Enjoy TV shows, movies, videos, songs, games, sports and more from over 2000 apps like Netflix, YouTube, YouTube TV, and HBO NOW. Find more at¹

Start Streaming With Just Your Voice

Just say what you want to watch from compatible apps and control your TV hands-free, with Chromecast and Google Home working seamlessly together.²

“Ok Google, play Stranger Things from Netflix on my living room TV.” ¹

Upgrade Your TV For Less

Expand your home entertainment without buying a new TV.  It’s so affordable you can get one for every TV in the house.

High-Speed Wireless Connectivity

Built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi connects to the Internet through your wireless home network (wireless router required and sold separately).

Compatible With Your Existing HDTV

Easily connects to high-definition televisions with HDMI connectivity.


¹ Subscriptions are required to view some content.

² Google Home, Chromecast, and compatible content required to cast to a TV using Google Home.

Web-based services and content require high-speed Internet service. Some services may require a subscription.

Chromecast is designed to make the most of the apps and entertainment already on your phone. Shows, movies, live TV, YouTube, photos and more. It’s all just a tap away from all of your family’s devices.  Get yours now!



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