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The best Chromecast deals for August 2022

If you love streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, or Disney+ but you don’t have a smart TV, you can upgrade your current TV by picking up a cheap device like a Google Chromecast. This small device lets you add streaming features from services like Netflix or Hulu to your current TV by plugging into the back of your TV via an HDMI port. Chromecasts are already affordable so they don’t often go on sale, but to help you save some cash and find the best Chromecast deals, we’ve rounded up some of the best offers available below.

Today’s best Chromecast deals

If you have a TV with an HDMI port and 1080p Full HD is all you need, the Google Chromecast offers a ton of streaming capabilities for dirt cheap. more
Brighten up your smart home with this package including both a Google Chromecast and a Google Nest Mini in a jolly sky-blue color. more
Get both a Nest Mini and a Chromecast in this bundle, giving you everything you need to get your smart home system started. more
Who says smart home tech has to be dull? This pairing includes a colorful Google Nest Mini in pinky coral along with a Chromecast. more
If you're after a full streaming box which also offers support for Chromecast, this option from Ematic could be the ideal addition to your home theater system. more
Get your smart home started with this bundle of both a Chromecast and a Nest Mini in a sleek white color. more

Chromecast vs. Chromecast with Google TV

There are two Chromecast models on the market today, and which one you need will largely come down to what sort of TV you’re hooking it up to. The standard Chromecast, now in its third generation, can stream video content up to a resolution of 1080p; the new Chromecast with Google TV (which has officially replaced the now-discontinued Chromecast Ultra) is capable of 4K HDR streaming, however, so if you have an Ultra HD TV — one that doesn’t have built-in streaming capabilities as almost all modern 4K televisions do — then that’s the one you’ll want to spring for.

Google Chromecast with Google TV also includes a remote, not unlike the Roku family of streaming devices, whereas the regular Chromecast does not. Whichever Chromecast dongle you choose, the only requirement for use is that your TV must have an HDMI port as this is how the Chromecast interfaces with the television.


What happened to Chromecast Audio?

Chromecast Audio was a unique little dongle that allowed you to stream content such as music and podcasts to any “dumb” speaker, similar to how the other Chromecast players allow you to use a “dumb” TV like a smart TV. Chromecast Audio never quite caught on, however, due to lack of demand for such a device as well as the huge popularity of audio streaming services like Pandora and Spotify. If you’re looking for something like Chromecast Audio, then we recommend the Amazon Echo Dot, which offers audio streaming along with Alexa A.I. and a built-in speaker for around the same price.

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