I was working at one of my local Best Buy stores when the original Google Chromecast was released.

My clearest memory is how quickly they would go out of stock as people came into the store on a mission to get their own for streaming media from the Internet on their TV or other compatible devices.

Back then the device cost just $35 and now the latest upgrade to the popular gadget is still $35. For cord cutters this is a great value towards reducing their overall costs for accessing streaming media.

Check out these feature set highlights for the 2018 version of Chromecast:

  • All together now: Watch movies, shows, live TV, YouTube, and photos streaming on your TV from all your family’s devices.
  • Stream from your phone to TV: Plug Chromecast into the HDMI port on your TV and to power and stream your favorite entertainment right from your phone with just a tap. Watch shows, listen to playlists, and more. And while streaming, you can still use your phone as you normally do.
  • Works with the streaming apps you know and love: Enjoy TV shows, movies, videos, songs, games, sports and more from over 2000 apps like Netflix, YouTube, YouTube TV, and HBO NOW.
  • Start streaming with just your voice: Just say what you want to watch from compatible apps and control your TV hands-free, with Chromecast and Google Home working seamlessly together.
  • Upgrade your TV for less: Expand your home entertainment without buying a new TV. It’s so affordable you can get one for every TV in the house.
  • High-speed wireless connectivity: Built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi connects to the Internet through your wireless home network (wireless router required and sold separately).
  • Compatible with your existing HDTV: Easily connects to high-definition televisions with HDMI connectivity.

Chromecast is designed to make the most of the apps and entertainment already on your phone. Shows, movies, live TV, YouTube, photos and more. It’s all just a tap away from all of your family’s devices.

You can learn more about the device and get your own at http://bby.me/8mht4.

Google Chromecast Media Streaming Device Product Image Gallery

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.