Google celebrates Chromecast anniversary with 90 days of free music
Current and new Chromecast owners can get 90 days free and then continue at $10 per month thereafter. The promotion is available only in the U.S. If you are a current Chromecast owner, head the Chromecast offers page. It will then find your Chromecast if it is connected to your WiFi network and generate an offer for you to claim. Unfortunately, the offer does not apply to those who are currently Play Music All Access subscribers.
The Chromecast has succeeded where Google TV failed: it is inexpensive at $35 and relatively easy to setup and use. When Chromecast launched it only worked with a handful of media services, such as Netflix, YouTube, and Google Play media apps.
Since that time the Chromecast has expanded to support “hundreds” of services, according to Google. The list includes most major players like Watch ESPN, HBO Go, and Hulu Plus. Songza, which Google recently purchased, also supports casting. Google has yet to spell out how it will incorporate the service into its own music offering.
Some recent feature additions include the ability to mirror your Android device to a Chromecast-connected TV and display photos from the Google Photos Android app.
Google’s official Chrome blog post also promises additional updates to the Chromecast, including the ability to let others cast to your TV without WiFi and a customizable home screen. The current home screen displays a random assortment of scenic images.