Google Celebrating Chromecast’s 2nd Birthday with Freebies

To celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the streaming device, there’s a few freebies you can grab up in a Google Chromecast giveaway — if you own the Chromecast, or purchase it before 12/31 of this year.

Admittedly, I wasn’t a fan of the Chromecast when I first received it in the mail. Not only was it a major PITA to connect to my Uverse router (which, fortunately, I later figured out — sans help from Google support), but, there was no support for apps like Showtime Anytime (there is now), and there wasn’t much I could do with it that couldn’t already be accomplished through my connected TV or PlayStation. 

However, I have since become a big fan of Google Chromecast — see my updated review here — and use it quite frequently. I’m not alone, either; the Chromecast has become one of Google’s more popular devices, and rumor has it that the company is hard at work on a 2.0 version of the streaming dongle.

The 2nd birthday Google Chromecast giveaway includes one free movie rental and 90 days of Google Play. There are also some third-party offers (varied by location) that users can scoop up.

Owners can pick up their movie rental and 90 days of Google Play in this Google Chromecast giveaway by clicking here.