Google’s original Chromecast has truly ended up being a great investment for me. I purchased it the day it was announced, and since then I’ve easily recieved enough free movie and Play Store credit to cover the cost of device. Recently, Google released two new Chromecasts. One is an updated version for your TV and the other is a new version to make any stereo a connected device. In a promotion to incentivize you to buy one, or to get current users to realize the joy of spending money in the Play Store, Google is giving away up to $12 in Google Play credit ($6 per Chromecast if you own more than one). This offer is available for new and old Chromecasts as well as Android TV devices.
To pick up your free Google Play money, you can use your phone or computer. I have the steps for the phone in screen shots below. Enter your Chromecast app, select the devices tab, then hit the setting button for a given Chromecast device. Once you’re on your device’s settings page, hit the menu in the corner and select “Check for offers”. A popup will appear asking you to consent to sharing your Chromecast’s information to help Google find your available offers. Obviously you need to consent if you want the free money. Once you agree, Google will “check for offers” and open your browser to show you available offers. I had 5 offers available, including the $6 per Chromecast offer, a free movie rental, and 90 days of Google Play Music if you’re a new subscriber. Select your desired deal and you’ll be taken to the Play Store to confirm your gift.
As a heads up, we know this deal is working in the US, but we’re not sure if it’s available elsewhere. Feel free to comment below if it is or isn’t working where you are. Additionally, when Google was “checking for offers”, this search failed several times for me. I don’t know if this is because I have old Chromecasts or some other strange reason, but if this check for offers fails for you, just try again. It eventually worked for me. I now have $12 of Google Play credit, and icon pack themers should be stoked about that. This is a limited time offer, so take advantage of it soon.
Let us know if you have any questions or thoughts by commenting below. And be sure to let us know what you’re going to spend your credit on. Enjoy your free money!