Google Chromecast Review And Giveaway!

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I received the absolute neatest piece of technology a few weeks ago. It’s called the Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player which you can buy at Staples and it only costs about $30. But for $30 it has solved some huge arguments in my home so it is worth much more than that. The Google Chromecast plugs into your television and allows you to stream media from your computer, phone and tablet.

Jason loves Minecraft and unfortunately it is something I just can’t understand. Honestly I really can’t wrap my head around it. Nintendo, Xbox, PS3 I can grip, but Minecraft is a different world with the mods and the servers and the resource packs. It’s a foreign language that I don’t care to learn. But there is someone who speaks the language and his name is Toby Turner aka Tobuscus.

Tobuscus has a YouTube channel filled with How To videos on Minecraft. However, I am not too keen on letting my 9 year old watch YouTube videos when I can’t monitor him closely since I believe they technically have a 13 and up rule. This causes great distress in our household because sorry kid, I’m not going to sit next to you and watch Minecraft videos all day.

With the new Google Chromecast it’s just 3 easy steps to set it up. I’m one of those people who has something go wrong every time I use technology but nope, this was flawless. Here is how it works:

1. Plug Chromecast into television (into those ports on the side and there are two ways you can do this)
2. Switch your input on the television until it says SET ME UP (this is where you choose between Cable, DVD, AV2)
3. Get on the internet and visit

Then you are done. Finished. And now I can clean the house (okay not really) but really, load the dishwasher, blog, move about in a general fashion while Jason watches Tobuscus on the big television and I can be sure the language is appropriate, he isn’t switching videos behind my back and that type of thing.

As for the grown ups, if Tim and I want to watch something off of Hulu or even show his Grandmother pictures from our Google Nexus 7 of the kids on a grand scale we have that ability as well. I’ve never had a computer with this function so I’m loving it. It’s so inexpensive yet one of the coolest products I’ve ever had the chance to review.

And I have the chance to give one to you! Pretty exciting.

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*I work with brands. Giveaway is open to US Residents only. Ends on June 5th at 12:00 AM. Winner has 48 hours to claim prize.


  1. 1
    Lisa Brown says:

    My husband would watch sports; thank you for the chance :)

  2. 2
    Danielle E says:

    I’d use it for watching movies from netflix and House of Cards

  3. 3

    Cool device. Like that it’s easily portable for when we visit family.

  4. 4
    Elis B. says:

    I like to watch Netflix

  5. 5
    steven weber says:

    I would watch all sorts of shows from Netflix on it.

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    courtney b says:

    i would watch american idol! woo hoo! best show ever…

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    Kendra W. says:

    Definitely would watch Netflix! We watch all sorts of shows on Netflix like The Walking Dead, Dexter, Weeds, House, Doctor Who, New Girl, The Office, How I Met Your Mother, Bones, and SO so so many more. Netflix is playing 12+ hours a day in our house on our computers (we work from home). It would be so nice to be able to curl up on the couch and watch some shows together!

  8. 8
    Linda Kish says:

    Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus…whatever I want to watch.

  9. 9
    latanya says:

    To watch amazon prime and reality tv shows

  10. 10
    ellen beck says:

    We are getting Netflix I would watch that for sure! My husband is constantly watching youtube videos, he would watch those on TV.

  11. 11

    I would watch my favorite show Mike and Molly!!

  12. 12

    My son would love it for watching YouTube videos of his Star Wars game.

  13. 13
    Virginia Rowell says:

    I would watch Netflix but I know my husband would take over and watch YouTube.

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    Nannypanpan says:

    My son would love to watch YouTube on it

  15. 15
    Cassandra Eastman says:

    My husband would watch sports and we’d also love to watch some of our favorite cable shows on the computer together once the kids are in bed!

  16. 16

    Several of the members of the family like to make their own videos – we would be able to play them over the television

  17. 17

    Every Friday night, I would be hosting a family movie night. Without the trouble of hunting down movies, I can access all my movies from one device. So convenient and helpful! =D Thanks for hosting this contest!

  18. 18
    Ann Fantom says:

    I would use the Chromecast to watch Orange is the New Black and Legit on Netflix.

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    Larry Fullhart II says:

    House of Cards.

  20. 20
    Amy Pratt says:

    The latest episode of Survivor

  21. 21
    April Brenay says:

    I would love to pull up movies straight from my tablet, not have to worry about the kids scratching up the discs

  22. 22

    We would use it for Netflix and Hulu Plus. We currently have to hook up our laptops to the tv to do it. LOL

  23. 23
    Geoff K says:

    I’d use it mostly to watch movies and “House of Cards” on Netflix, as well as tennis from the Tennis Channel app.

  24. 24
    Monique Rizzo says:

    I would use it for Amazon Prime.

  25. 25

    I would use it to watch my favorite movies and sitcoms.

  26. 26

    I would use it to watch Netflix it would be great

  27. 27
    Mary Cloud says:

    Netflix and Hulu+
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  28. 28
    Carolyn G says:

    I would watch Netflix. We get DVDs now but would love to stream

  29. 29
    Kasey Kollman says:

    i would watch netflix

  30. 30
    janna johnson says:

    We would watch netflix at our house.

  31. 31
    MIchelle says:

    I would watch movies

  32. 32

    I would use the Chromecast to watch Orange is the New Black

  33. 33
    Cynthia C says:

    I would use it to watch Breaking Bad on Netflix.

  34. 34
    Susan Chester says:

    I would use it to watch movies and the series 24.

  35. 35
    danielle Marie says:

    i would have to go with lost girl on netflix. .

  36. 36

    Orange is the New Black on Netflix.

  37. 37
    Daniel M says:

    i’d use it with netflix

  38. 38
    Jill Myrick says:

    My husband would use this to watch his games such as baseball, football and the race.


  39. 39
    Lisa Kerr says:

    We would watch movies on the Google Chromecast!

  40. 40
    joe gersch says:

    i would watch some movies from it

  41. 41
    Kathleen says:


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  42. 42
    Emily Morelli says:

    I’d use it to watch movies with my family.

  43. 43
    amanda whiltey says:

    i would use it watch netflix with!

  44. 44
    Lindsay McCain says:

    I would watch scary movies with my family on Amazon prime.

  45. 45
    Karen Drake says:

    I would watch Netflix, I love all the movies available.

  46. 46

    My kids like watching Youtube videos of Angry Birds stuff and I don’t like them hogging up my laptop so this would be nice to have for them.

  47. 47
    susan smoaks says:

    i would use this to watch netflix.

  48. 48
    Angela Ash says:

    I would mainly use the Google Chromecast for Netflix.

  49. 49

    I’d watch movies!

  50. 50
    Peggy Rydzewski says:

    Netflix would be nice.

  51. 51
    tina reynolds says:

    I would use it for nexflix

  52. 52
    katie k says:

    NEtflix ALLLL the way!!

  53. 53
    Tammie Venne says:

    Im sure it would be the same thing we watch everyday now, Frozen

  54. 54
    Stephanie Galbraith says:

    We would watch all the movies.

  55. 55
    Vikki Billings says:

    I would use it to watch Netflix!!

  56. 56

    I would use it to watch movies or tv shows.

  57. 57

    This website is awesome.

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