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If you own a Chromecast dongle, Google wants to give you free money. Just in time for your Valentine's day date (or binge-fest) Google will give you $6 Play Store credit, according to Android Authority. You can use your $6 anything in the Google Play store -- movies, books, apps, or music. It's not clear how long the $6 credit will be available, so you should get it now before the offer expires.
Here's how you can get the $6 credit:
- Plug in your Chromecast dongle to whatever device you use it with (e.g., TV, laptop, tablet).
- Laptop users can click here to register and you're done. If you're on another device, fire up the Chromecast app on your phone or laptop. (Apple users can get the app here.)
- Within the Chromecast app, tap the 3-dot menu in the upper right corner and choose Check for Offers.
- Confirm your Chromecast's device ID and you're done!
The catch? Yep, there's always a catch. To be eligible for the $6 credit you must sign up for Chromecast offers from Google.
Don't have a Chromecast yet? You can buy one for $35 right from the Google Play store or from retailers like Best Buy, Staples, Amazon, and Walmart. Depending on where you shop, a Chromecast dongle will cost you from $32 to $35. Of course, since you can turn right around and redeem your $6 store credit, the net cost of the streaming device comes out to less than $29.
Apps and channels that come with the Chromecast include HBO Go, Netflix, ESPN, Showtime, and YouTube, among others. However, remember that some services may require an additional subscription fee. For example, you need to log in to your Netflix account in order to view streaming movies from Netflix on your Chromecast.