Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player, £4.99 Google Play credit included, and triple Clubcard points - £25.00 (using 'new' account code) @ Tesco Direct
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Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player, £4.99 Google Play credit included, and triple Clubcard points - £25.00 (using 'new' account code) @ Tesco Direct

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Found 29th May 2014
Google Chromecast is a small media-streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port of your TV.

Set it up with a simple mobile app and send your favourite online shows, movies, music and more to your TV using your smartphone, Hudl, Android tablet or laptop. You can easily enjoy your favourite online entertainment on your HDTV movies, TV shows, music and more from on-demand services including BBC iPlayer, Netflix, YouTube, Google Play Movies and Chrome.

Chromecast automatically updates to work with a growing number of apps, and is compatible with Android tablets and smartphones, iPhone and iPad devices, Chrome for Windows and Mac as well as Chromebooks.

Buy and set up your Chromecast by 15 July 2014 and get a £4.99 Google Play credit.

Use code TDX-HQ9T to get it for this price ('new' accounts - thanks to markthegeek in vouchers).

Free next day click & collect available.

4% TCB / 1.5% Quidco

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It's worth noting that the £4.99 credit is just general Google Play credit, so you can use it to buy anything (apps, books, music, etc) as well as use it towards a movie rental. The only limit appears to be that you can't mix and match payment types, so you can buy a £3.99 film/rental/etc, but it won't let you buy a £9.99 movie, and pay with partial credit

Snazzy little device, if a little barebones at the minute. Hopefully ITV/4oD etc support will come soon.

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benjymous

It's worth noting that the £4.99 credit is just general Google Play … It's worth noting that the £4.99 credit is just general Google Play credit, so you can use it to buy anything (apps, books, music, etc) as well as use it towards a movie rental. The only limit appears to be that you can't mix and match payment types, so you can buy a £3.99 film/rental/etc, but it won't let you buy a £9.99 movie, and pay with partial credit



Thanks, updated title to clarify this.

Bargain. I bought mine in the hopes that I could send a Google Docs Presentation across our network and there are so many issues at the moment that I would recommend that you don't buy this is that's your aim. Even Chromecasting Chrome from my PC was horrifically laggy that it made it pointless.

Also, accessing a business network with more secure usernames and passwords won't work.

For films it's great. I set up my android phone as a wifi hotspot in a hotel and plugged the Chromecast into the TV, then used my iPad to send Netflix to the hotel TV. Worked like a charm, but it did eat up 5GB of data in a few hours. Be very careful.

originalusername

Bargain. I bought mine in the hopes that I could send a Google Docs … Bargain. I bought mine in the hopes that I could send a Google Docs Presentation across our network and there are so many issues at the moment that I would recommend that you don't buy this is that's your aim. Even Chromecasting Chrome from my PC was horrifically laggy that it made it pointless.Also, accessing a business network with more secure usernames and passwords won't work.For films it's great. I set up my android phone as a wifi hotspot in a hotel and plugged the Chromecast into the TV, then used my iPad to send Netflix to the hotel TV. Worked like a charm, but it did eat up 5GB of data in a few hours. Be very careful.


I didn't realise it was cross platform. Damn you HUKD another gadget to be purchased.

Its not as quick and swift as they make out. Way too many presses to get video started and YouTube app is fine once started. Hot for the price.

e1lad

Same offer on AmazonAmazon offer



Amazon don't knock off £5 off the price

originalusername

Bargain. I bought mine in the hopes that I could send a Google Docs … Bargain. I bought mine in the hopes that I could send a Google Docs Presentation across our network and there are so many issues at the moment that I would recommend that you don't buy this is that's your aim. Even Chromecasting Chrome from my PC was horrifically laggy that it made it pointless.Also, accessing a business network with more secure usernames and passwords won't work.For films it's great. I set up my android phone as a wifi hotspot in a hotel and plugged the Chromecast into the TV, then used my iPad to send Netflix to the hotel TV. Worked like a charm, but it did eat up 5GB of data in a few hours. Be very careful.

Netflix used your data, not the Chromecast. Would've been the same however you watched Netflix. If you've already got a film downloaded you can just stream it via Plex and it won't use any more data.

Edited by: "FoSho" 29th May 2014

merb0786

Amazon don't knock off £5 off the price



Nor do Tesco : Sorry, the voucher you've entered is not valid.

Sorry, this eCoupon is only valid on your first order.
Edited by: "Sockpuppetuk" 29th May 2014

bally12345

Its not as quick and swift as they make out. Way too many presses to get … Its not as quick and swift as they make out. Way too many presses to get video started and YouTube app is fine once started. Hot for the price.



Really?? Say I'm viewing a youtube video on my phone, all I have to do is switch my TV to HDMI 3, then press the Chromecast button on the youtube app and finally I select the name of my Chromecast and it's on my TV. Doesn't seem that many
Edited by: "redarrowrules" 29th May 2014

The point of this hardware is....?

Utilising Airplay I can already stream everything visible and audible on my iPad Air to my TV's without Chromecast. What advantage would this give me?

originalusername

Bargain. I bought mine in the hopes that I could send a Google Docs … Bargain. I bought mine in the hopes that I could send a Google Docs Presentation across our network and there are so many issues at the moment that I would recommend that you don't buy this is that's your aim. Even Chromecasting Chrome from my PC was horrifically laggy that it made it pointless.Also, accessing a business network with more secure usernames and passwords won't work.For films it's great. I set up my android phone as a wifi hotspot in a hotel and plugged the Chromecast into the TV, then used my iPad to send Netflix to the hotel TV. Worked like a charm, but it did eat up 5GB of data in a few hours. Be very careful.



Anyone tried this scenario using an iPad or iPhone as the hotspot?

Its not £25 its £30

Misleading title unless you have never bought from tesco direct before.

When I click on offers.. It's saying I don't have any offers even though I haven't used any on my chromecast.. Anyone got any ideas why?

right a thicky here . so I have a film downloaded on my android phone . plug this into the TV and ill be able to watch it on that. will it do the same for streaming. I have no idea with these things anymore

loiterer

The point of this hardware is....?Utilising Airplay I can already stream … The point of this hardware is....?Utilising Airplay I can already stream everything visible and audible on my iPad Air to my TV's without Chromecast. What advantage would this give me?



You can only do this because you've already bought some different hardware. Fair enough, stick to what you have. But for someone who doesn't have Apple TV or an iPad, this is going to be a lot cheaper...

redarrowrules

Really?? Say I'm viewing a youtube video on my phone, all I have to do is … Really?? Say I'm viewing a youtube video on my phone, all I have to do is switch my TV to HDMI 3, then press the Chromecast button on the youtube app and finally I select the name of my Chromecast and it's on my TV. Doesn't seem that many



Typing from my phone so they might be some mistakes but streaming from YouTube is the only thing I really like especially just adding videos to queue. Its playing back other videos that are on my phone which is a PITA eg clips sent from whatsapp unless I'm missing something.

How you claim the 5 quid credit. I bought one but haven't got the 5 quid....

FoSho

Netflix used your data, not the Chromecast. Would've been the same … Netflix used your data, not the Chromecast. Would've been the same however you watched Netflix. If you've already got a film downloaded you can just stream it via Plex and it won't use any more data.



Not quite. the iPad which I was using Netfilx on consumed no data, my phone which was the wifi hotspot had it's data sucked dry. I thought my phone would only be used as a router, with the Netflix app on the iPad using the data and streaming it over the wifi.

I'm no expert with this, but I assumed that the Chromecast was the one drawing the data from my phone.

bojangles

Its not £25 its £30Misleading title unless you have never bought from t … Its not £25 its £30Misleading title unless you have never bought from tesco direct before.



I think by saying "new" customers in inverted commas like that, its implying that you should make yourself a new account just to use this code, even if you're already a customer.

Bought one of these from Amazon and would say best money spent. Brill. got £4.99 to spend on play store.

originalusername

Not quite. the iPad which I was using Netfilx on consumed no data, my … Not quite. the iPad which I was using Netfilx on consumed no data, my phone which was the wifi hotspot had it's data sucked dry. I thought my phone would only be used as a router, with the Netflix app on the iPad using the data and streaming it over the wifi. I'm no expert with this, but I assumed that the Chromecast was the one drawing the data from my phone.



no you're wrong. if the phone is the hotspot then that's the data network you are using. chromecast doesn't use data. you're correct though, you are definitely not an expert at this

originalusername

[quote=FoSho] Not quite. the iPad which I was using Netfilx on consumed … [quote=FoSho] Not quite. the iPad which I was using Netfilx on consumed no data, my phone which was the wifi hotspot had it's data sucked dry. I thought my phone would only be used as a router, with the Netflix app on the iPad using the data and streaming it over the wifi. I'm no expert with this, but I assumed that the Chromecast was the one drawing the data from my phone.



It's still the iPad using the data, via the phone. If you had the phone set as a wireless hotspot, the iPad was not only casting the video to Chromecast via the phone, but also downloading the video data via the phone. Chromecast does not use data, this was due to your misunderstanding of how the network you'd created works.

originalusername

Not quite. the iPad which I was using Netfilx on consumed no data, my … Not quite. the iPad which I was using Netfilx on consumed no data, my phone which was the wifi hotspot had it's data sucked dry. I thought my phone would only be used as a router, with the Netflix app on the iPad using the data and streaming it over the wifi. I'm no expert with this, but I assumed that the Chromecast was the one drawing the data from my phone.



No, the data was used by your iPad via the hotspot connection. The iPad won't show it's using mobile data because it wouldn't know the WiFi it's connected to is actually a mobile.

To stream all you have to do is download Chromecast app and a casting app. I use video web caster. Very easy to use and free.

Bargain! just bought 6 of these! ...now all I need is a TV.

Best use for the voucher is probably Plex, great functionality with the chromecast. I use it all the time

Wouldn't a smart blu ray player for 20 quid more be a better option?

cliche_guevara

It's still the iPad using the data, via the phone. If you had the phone … It's still the iPad using the data, via the phone. If you had the phone set as a wireless hotspot, the iPad was not only casting the video to Chromecast via the phone, but also downloading the video data via the phone. Chromecast does not use data, this was due to your misunderstanding of how the network you'd created works.



The iPad just tells the Chromecast what you want to watch. The Chromecast downloads video directly, in this case via the phone. The iPad does not download the video.

Set something playing from Netflix on your Chromecast from an iPad, or anything else, then turn the iPad off. The video will keep playing on the Chromecast even though you've cut power to the iPad.

Bought this last week, works great on my iPad, kids loving watching youtube videos on the 42" screen.

So...RRP and a generic £5 Tesco code that's been around for months and months? Confused why this isn't spammed yet

Is this a deal or a coupon ?? This is not a deal :P

skankingpigeons

no you're wrong. if the phone is the hotspot then that's the data network … no you're wrong. if the phone is the hotspot then that's the data network you are using. chromecast doesn't use data. you're correct though, you are definitely not an expert at this



Although I am an expert in identifying a **** through nothing more than reading what you type.

callum9999

No, the data was used by your iPad via the hotspot connection. The iPad … No, the data was used by your iPad via the hotspot connection. The iPad won't show it's using mobile data because it wouldn't know the WiFi it's connected to is actually a mobile.



Actually he's right. Data was used by Chromecast from its connection to the phone not by the iPad, when using things like Netflix and YouTube the Chromecast does not receive the actual video stream from the device which you are using to cast it simply receives information on what you want to watch and then it finds and streams the video itself from its WiFi connection.

Does this device work with flixster and cartoonhd apps ?

skankingpigeons

no you're wrong. if the phone is the hotspot then that's the data network … no you're wrong. if the phone is the hotspot then that's the data network you are using. chromecast doesn't use data. you're correct though, you are definitely not an expert at this



Huh...

"The receiver device is optimized for video playback with a receiver application that receives data over Internet Protocol and transmits it to the television. The receiver API lets you customize the messaging between the sender and receiver applications for authentication and other scenarios."

Seems that you're not an expert at the internets. developers.google.com/cast/

originalusername

Not quite. the iPad which I was using Netfilx on consumed no data, my … Not quite. the iPad which I was using Netfilx on consumed no data, my phone which was the wifi hotspot had it's data sucked dry. I thought my phone would only be used as a router, with the Netflix app on the iPad using the data and streaming it over the wifi. I'm no expert with this, but I assumed that the Chromecast was the one drawing the data from my phone.



I'm super amazed you got a 3 way between your iPad, mobile, and chromecast going (4 way if you include the tv), yet don't know what was using data...

Bitofageek

Best use for the voucher is probably Plex, great functionality with the … Best use for the voucher is probably Plex, great functionality with the chromecast. I use it all the time



Agreed, but you would be better off getting plex at 59p from the Amazon app store and spending some of those coins you may have!

originalusername

Huh... "The receiver device is optimized for video playback with a … Huh... "The receiver device is optimized for video playback with a receiver application that receives data over Internet Protocol and transmits it to the television. The receiver API lets you customize the messaging between the sender and receiver applications for authentication and other scenarios."Seems that you're not an expert at the internets. https://developers.google.com/cast/



When you cast something local on your iPad, phone etc, no data is consumed because you're casting direct to the Chromecast.

However, when you cast Netflix or YouTube or any VoD service, you are not simply projecting your phones screen. Your phone is instructing the chromecast where to download content from e.g. Netflix servers. So, to clarify, the Chromecast is using data and your iPad is just a remote for it.
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