Google Chromecast
The retailer who originally leaked the impending launch of the Chromecast in Australia is offering the cheapest price we’ve seen it selling for in Australia yet – just $39.

Normally priced at $49, the Chromecast is available for just $39 using the code SUPER10. As a bonus Dick Smith is offering free delivery on Google’s popular HDMI dongle. This only works on one Chromecast, so no ordering 2 and expecting to pay $78 etc., but even still, this is an excellent deal.

Whether it be for using Plex, Quickflix or just watching YouTube, Chromecast is a great way to watch content on your TV controlled by your Android device. You can even get Netflix if you check out our guide on circumventing the hard-coded DNS.

Have you got a Chromecast yet? What’s your favourite usecase?

Source: Dick Smith.
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Dhruv Naik
Dhruv Naik
6 years ago

Thanks Daniel! I just used this deal :). Got one some time ago from fishpond when it wasn’t available here. Sweet deal!

Patrick Turner
Patrick Turner
6 years ago

Thanks, used this deal to order my 2nd Chromecast. What does an old guy like me use them for… First one lives in the AUX input of my AV receiver to make my ‘dumbish’ 2yo Sony HX820 smarter than it ever was. It never had a great DLNA implementation, but now it is constantly used for content from my server-based Plex indexed library, as well as Youtube, Netflix and Vevo via Chromecast. And with the delivery of screen casting/mirroring via Chromecast 1.7.4 overnight, will be watching a hour or two of the Pay TV content in bed before I go… Read more Β»

Andrew
Andrew
6 years ago

Already have one. Won’t make the mistake of getting another one.

I spend more time trying to get the thing recognised on the bloody network then I do streaming content through it.

I have multiple devices (phones/tablets/laptops/TV’s) that all connect to my wifi network 100% of the time without issue, but the Chromecast, who’s sole purpose is to connect to networks and stream content, can’t. What a joke.

Elliot Kotis
Elliot Kotis
Reply to  Andrew
6 years ago

Maybe you need a replacement, all of the Ausdroid guys have one (or most of us) and they work really well.

subnoize
subnoize
Reply to  Andrew
6 years ago

Not to be a dick but I doubt it’s an issue with your chromecast.

ins0mniac1
ins0mniac1
6 years ago

Damn. Just my luck, “website maintenance.. try again later”.

Nikolas
Nikolas
6 years ago

Just bought my second one.
Thanks for the head up!!

Sam
Sam
6 years ago

Thanks; just ordered one… seems like the only thing preventing me from buying it before was 10$!

DarrenAustAE
DarrenAustAE
6 years ago

Thanks for the heads up. I was going to buy another Chromecast today anyway. Saved me $10.

TheDeviant
TheDeviant
6 years ago

I’ve hooked mine up to the xb1 “TV input”
When needed i can ‘snap tv’ and it’ll show whatever i want on the side of the screen while im watching a movie or playing a game and i can then make it full screen if need be. Works well.

subnoize
subnoize
6 years ago

Awesome, I just bought my 4th one.

Matthew Wolstenholme
Matthew Wolstenholme
6 years ago

Chromecast + Plex or screen mirroring my nexus 5

PuGZoR
PuGZoR
6 years ago

Purchased. Disappointed that there’s no click and collect but I’ve got a busy weekend anyway. Thanks for the tip!

frente69
frente69
6 years ago

Delivery only,… no click and collect which is sad as DSE is just across the road from me πŸ™

Chris
Chris
6 years ago

Is it possible to stream from network drives with chrome cast yet?

Daniel Tyson
Reply to  Chris
6 years ago

You generally need some sort of server – DLNA or other. Apps such as Plex, Bubble UpNP or Mezzmo can do this for you.

MrJayTee74
MrJayTee74
Reply to  Daniel Tyson
6 years ago

And AllCast

Dennis Bareis
6 years ago

Thanks for the heads up, just bought one πŸ™‚

Jim
Jim
6 years ago

Hey if I buy one as a going away present for a friend going to America to live, will it work without having to do anything once over there?

Andrew
Reply to  Jim
6 years ago

If their TV has a powered USB port then no, otherwise they’ll need a power adapter. I have a US import and it works fine in Australia.

Daniel Lanza
Daniel Lanza
Reply to  Jim
6 years ago

Yeh, it should. I got my Chromecast from the USA before the Australia release and never had a problem with it.