From Tracie: Watch Online Videos And Music On Your TV With Google Chromecast Giveaway

Monday, March 31, 2014

Watch Online Videos And Music On Your TV With Google Chromecast Giveaway

I love to watch shows online (Hulu is basically my best friend). Thomas is not a fan of crowding around the laptop screen to watch tv shows, so I usually end up watching my shows alone. Sad. But we have found the answer to our problem - the Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player.

Google Chromecast

It is super easy to use the Google Chromecast.
Plug it into the HDMI port on your tv, and switch your imput source. Complete the quick setup.

That's it.

You will be able to easily stream movies, music, videos, and anything on the web on your tv with the press of a button. My Nexus 7 easily controls the Chromecast, but you can also use a smartphone or laptop.

The Chromecast is a Google product, but it works with iOS, and Chrome for Mac and Windows, as well as Android operating systems, so you aren't left out of the fun if you have an Apple product.

You use your device to control the Chromecast, so you don't have to worry about adding yet another remote to your collection.

Right now, the Chromecast supports Netflix, YouTube, HBO GO, Hulu Plus, Pandora, and Google Play Movies and Music. It will also cast anything you are viewing on the Chrome browser to your tv. This opens up a plethora of opportunities.

Being a homeschooling mom, the first thing I think of is how it could be especially useful for homeschool families and groups who want to easily stream a website or online video on a large screen. But that is far from the only use. The simple set up and small size make it easy to take the Chromecast with you, and use it anywhere.
Chromecast
Are you starting to wish you had a Chromecast to use right now?
Staples is giving away a Chromecast to one of my readers!

To Enter: Leave a comment telling me what you would stream to your tv with the Chromecast, and fill in the Rafflecopter widget below. There are extra entries for following and sharing this giveaway on social media.

Use this Rafflecopter widget to enter:
a Rafflecopter giveaway
The giveaway will run until April 21, 2014 at 12am EST.
Rules and other legal things:
-You must be a US resident with a US mailing address to enter.
-Winner will be contacted by email.
-Winner will have 48 hours to respond.

*Staples is responsible for shipping the Chromecast to the winner. I was sent a Chromecast to make my online video viewing easier, but was not compensated in any other way for this giveaway.

97 comments:

  1. This is amazing!! I would def use it for Hulu and Netflix!

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  2. I would love to use this! I would definitely use it for Hulu, Netflix, HBO and when the hubby goes away and takes the xbox360 :/

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  3. Dang it - I'm not seeing the raffle-thinging-widget :(
    I've always been interested in how these work. I'd love to get rid of our extremely high cable!!!

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  4. I would definitely stream HBO Go! Right now we use our PS3 to get Netflix and Amazon Prime stuff but it's not yet able to play HBO Go stuff!! AARG.

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  5. probably youtube - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  6. My son would stream youtube

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  7. major crimes since i missed most of last season

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  8. I would stream uTube

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  9. I would use it to watch Netflix movies.

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  10. i will stream netflix movies thats all i watch 24/7

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  11. Great giveaway. I'd use it to watch Netflix.

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  12. I would use it for Hulu and Netflix and see what's on Google Play Movies.

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  13. I would use it for Netflix and Pandora. I'd also use it to browse the web using my TV.

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  14. We would use it for Netflix and YouTube.

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  15. Definitely Netflix! We have a Smart TV in the living room, but we have a TV in one of the bedrooms too, so it'd be nice to be able to stream there as well. :)

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  16. We are science loving homeschooling family here ... we'd stream Kratt Brothers, Nat Geo, Magic School Bus etc.

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  17. I watch movies mostly on youtube and netflix. Will use it to stream them.

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  18. I would stream movies to my tv using the chromecast. :)

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  19. I would use it to stream netflix !

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  20. I'd give it to my husband. He'll be the one to figure this thing out. Which means we'll watch what he wants to watch. : ( I imagine it would be a lot of sports.

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  21. The things I would do.... the things i would doo....

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  22. If I won this ChromeCast, I would stream movies from Netflix and TV shows from the network websites. Basically, I'd stream everything because we cut the cable cord three years ago and watch from our laptop, streaming to the TV would be amazing :)

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  23. I would use this to stream shows for my girls while i tidy. There are tons of 30 mins shows that are educational. Thanks for the chance.

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  24. I would use it to stream Youtube

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  25. I'd stream Amazon Prime videos and You Tube!

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  26. I hadn't even heard of this - how neat!

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  27. Oh how cool. I can watch YouTube on my tv with my DVD player, too.

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  28. This looks awesome! We have been thinking about dropping our cable and going to Hulu so this would be a plus!

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  29. This Sounds AWESOME My Whole Family Would Enjoy This Must Get!!

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  30. oh, we'd go for netflix i think. or as the kids say, neckflicks

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  31. I enjoy my Chromecast unit very much! I love how I can stream from my iPad to my tv!

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  32. I have been wondering about this. Sounds great!

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  33. I would stream Netflix mostly. I wish I could sign up for HBO GO without subscribing to cable. Then I'd be set.

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  34. I have heard of this and it sounds interesting and so handy.

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  35. Love that idea for the TV we need to get for the bedroom. Used to have a Roku, but unfortunately it didn't make the move with us. We're definitely Netflix and Hulu people.

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  36. I just figured out how to add YouTube to my Roku, but I need something for my other TV.

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  37. I wonder if this would work in Canada?
    we have Netflix but not hula.

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  38. Thanks for the giveaway. I am excited about Google Chrome, don't think it is in CO yet?.

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  39. I keep hearing really good things about this.

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  40. Oh, I so need this! Netflix, Hulu, HBO ...

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  41. We have a Roku, but this looks like a great cheaper option!
    I have been wanting to check this out.

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  42. I would stream Netflix for my kids.

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  43. What a cool device. This post is reminding me that I desperately need to update the TV I have at home. It's so outdated. - Katy

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  44. Awesome sounding product. I've never heard of it before. Sometimes I think I live under a rock. ;) I love watching tv online because I'm too busy during the day to watch my shows. This sounds perfect to watch when I have time. :)

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  45. The Google Chromecast sounds awesome and very reasonably priced! I'd probably stream Netflix from it.

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  46. We're seriously researching alternatives to regular satellite TV, and this sounds like what we need! I need to look into what I can stream...but I'm thinking as long as I can watch current movies, I'm good!

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  47. Awesome! We have been talking about trying Chromecast. I hope I win!
    ~Amanda

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  48. I would stream Bar Method videos and work out

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  49. I especially like how you can take it with you. That alone makes it worth it!

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  50. I would love to use this for Hulu!

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  51. This seems like a really nice piece of technology. I look forward to being able to try it out at our house.

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  52. This would be a perfect thing to have. I would watch Netflix.

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  53. I don't like Google chrome but I like the idea of being able to watch movies and music simply by inserting this on the TV! Nice!

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  54. I love the idea of being able to stream Netflix on any of my TVs without having to buy another box!

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  55. I would use this for Netflix, awesome idea! Game of Thrones here I come !!

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  56. That is pretty cool. I would love this to watch Netflix

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  57. I'd use this to watch the show Rev from Hulu.

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  58. I would probably use it to stream the Netflix series, Orange is the New Black. Great book, by the way!

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  59. I would use it to stream cartoons for the grands when they are here.

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  60. HBO, specifically Game of Thrones lol!

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  61. I would stream Hulu, hanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  62. I would use hulu, youtube, and netflix! This is a great giveaway, thank you!

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  63. I would stream Hulu shows I missed.

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  64. i would totally stream Game of Thrones!!!! And anything else I need to catch up on! I have been meaning to look into getting a Chromecast!!!

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  65. I would use it to stream Netflix.

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  66. i would use it for Hulu and Netflix. I want to watch Breaking Bad start to finish

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  67. I would use it for Hulu, Netflix, and YouTube.

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  68. I would stream Netflix to my tv for this chromecast!

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  69. I would stream Netflix and YouTube. This really is outstanding piece of technology.

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  70. I would like to win this device so that it will control everything and it would be the answer to my problem. I will not have to worry about adding any more remotes and since this is user friendly I can enjoy whatever I choose to do, etc.

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  71. I would use it for Netflix & House of Cards!

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  72. I would stream my netflix!

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  73. I would stream movies from netflix on the google chromecast.

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  74. I would love to get this for my daughter to take when she goes off to college this fall. She would use it for streaming Netflix. Thanks!

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  75. I think I would use it for streaming Breaking Bad on Netflix.
    Yes, I know, I'm apparently the ONE person on earth that hasn't seen it yet.

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  76. i just got rid of cable and it sounds lame but the thing I miss the most is the news!!!! i'd stream the lovely Diane Sawyer! When did I grow up?

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  77. I would stream all of my movies to my TV. I've been looking for something like this for a while.

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  78. I would love to have this and I would stream hulu.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  79. I would use it for Hulu plus - I can't believe how many old TV shows are offered through them!

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  80. I would stream hulu & netflix!

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  81. I would use it for TV shows I've missed but are offered through the internet.

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  82. I would stream Amazon Prime

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  83. I would stream Netflix and youtube. I thought about getting a Chromecast to find an alternative to cable

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  84. I would definitely stream Netflix.

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