Is your family looking for ways to cut back on monthly expenses and save? One of the easiest places to do that is by cutting or limiting your cable TV service. We find ourselves watching more YouTube videos and streaming our favorite shows on subscription services, just as much as we watch commercial TV. The Google Chromecast Made My Google Streaming Media Player is one option that allows you to stream videos without buying a new TV. We’ll walk you through the features. I’m participating in a compensated campaign as a Best Buy Blogger.
Does the Google Chromecast Work?
Do you need Wifi?
As a streaming device, the Google Chromecast has built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi. It connects directly to your wireless home network.
Do you need to upgrade your TV to stream on Chromecast?
As long as your TV has an HDMI input, including high-definition televisions, you can connect it.
Instead of upgrading your TV, consider the Google Chromecast Streaming Device ($35) at Best Buy. The price makes is reasonable to buy one for each of your TVs.
Do I need a paid subscriptions?
Yes and no. Many apps that stream videos, like YouTube, are free.
Apps like Netflix, Hulu, and HBO Now require a paid subscription for viewing.
Will this connect to my Google Home?
Will it connect with my smartphone?
Check out the Google Chromecast Streaming Device the next time you’re in a Best Buy store or visit the Google Chromecast page on the Best Buy website.
This is interesting, and it’s the first time I actually heard something about it I think it sounds pretty cool. It almost reminds me of having a Blu-ray player that allows you to get access to YouTube and Netflix and Hulu but it’s in smaller more handy device. Thanks for sharing this.
I have three of these and LOVE them (I watch too much TV). I keep one in my home office, one in the bedroom and one in my suitcase so I can watch “Insecure” anywhere I am!
This is a wonderful way to cut costs for the family. Thank you for sharing about the Google Chromecast!
WOW Mommy Talk Show. Thank you for sharing this because I am sitting here saying “YES TO ALL OF THE ABOVE”. I would love to give this a try.
This is an interesting option, I don’t know much about the Google Chromecast. We are big TV watchers in my house. I wonder if we could survive cutting the cord.
Some great ideas for those considering making the leap. Cable companies have held us hostage for much too long !
Every single time I see my cable bill I want to cut it. I just need to find an inexpensive internet option. I stream TV a lot now anyway. I can definitely live without cable.
Great way to save on cable costs. I find that I watch a lot less tv now too so I’m more productive.
I have a Chromecast and love it. i use it to cast my workouts from my phone to the TV.
Hmm, okay I need to look into this. We don’t have cable and I have the Apple TV and Chromcast but not this new version. Thanks for the heads up. I’m all about saving some money!
I still have my cable Joyce but this sounds real good. I am going to check it out because it is truly time for me to cut the cord.
I actually recently got a Google Chromecast. However, my purpose was for the Class Pass Live app. I had no clue it could do all of this.
i know so many people cutting their cable to save money. I bet Chromcast will be a household life saver and people can still tune into their favorite programming!
We cut the chord to cable in May and haven’t looked back yet! Our pockets love it just about as much as we do!
Honestly I consider cutting cable all the time. My 4 year old is really the only one who watches tv and he only watches Disney junior lol. I have to look into this because there are so many different options. Thank you for sharing!
Now, this is interesting. I am always looking for ways to save money. Even though I have Wi-fi, I love that this has it built in. I think I may just buy one and a Google home to see how it all works together and who knows, I just may make the switch. This is an awesome post. Thanks for the info.