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The best Chromecast deals for May 2022

With the huge rise of streaming services, you might be feeling left out if your TV doesn’t support streaming. However, you needn’t buy a whole new TV set to get access to streaming content. Instead, you can pick 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
Enjoy streaming in gorgeous 4K resolution with this Google Chromecast Ultra, with support for HDR content. more
Even at its normal price, the new Google Chromecast with Google TV is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to stream the latest 4K HDR content (it's cheaper than the last-gen Chromecast Ultra, too). 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

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.

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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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