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Motorola offering a free Chromecast with a Moto X purchase

Motorola offering a free Chromecast with a Moto X purchase
The Chromecast has quickly become the default "throw in" item when Google wants to do a deal. It was offered through various retailers, not just Google, as a free item when you purchased a Nexus 7; and now, Motorola is using it to sweeten the pot on the Moto X. The Chromecast had been left out of recent deals that Motorola offered throughout the holiday season, but it's fair game now.

The only trick is that you have to purchase your Moto X at full price through Motorola. That means it will cost you either $399 for the 16GB model Moto X, or $449 for the 32GB version of the device. Obviously, if you want to fully customize your device, you are more than welcome to do so; or, you can stick with the standard woven black or white. Once you have your Moto X all decked out, just add a Chromecast to your cart and use the promo code "STREAM" at checkout. 

Since the Chromecast usually retails for $35, it makes for a pretty nice addition. The deal will run until 11:59PM EST on January 14th, which is this coming Tuesday. Probably not unrelated, that is the day that Motorola is making a big announcement in Europe, which is expected to be the release of the Moto X with full Moto Maker support in the region.

source: Motorola via The Verge

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posted on 09 Jan 2014, 18:07 1

1. shinywindow (unregistered)

chrome cast is kind of a let down. it only does youtube videos and Netflix. roku and apple tv are far ahead in this game. hope google and step it up and offer a unified overlay interface where you can click on different menu items. is that even possible with the little device? moto x totally rox though. very nice phone.

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 19:19 5

3. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

It also streams Hulu, Pandora, Play Music, Play Movies, and it can mirror your Chrome browser on a Mac, Windows PC, or Chromebook. The Chromecast has it's own little app selection in the Play Store.

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 23:29 2

5. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)

Well, on the Apple tv you can stream hulu plus, itunes music, itunes radio, Netflix, HBO GO, Vimeo, Watch abc, Vevo, Disney channels, Bloomberg, Skynews, Kor tv, Youtube, Watch Espn, NBA...
You can also beam content from you iOS device (not available on chromecast) pictures and videos. Totally blows the chromecast out of the water

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 00:55 3

6. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

The Apple TV has also been around since 2007 so it's had more time to develop, and it's almost 3 times more expensive as the Chromecast. More content will definitely come to the Chromecast, and once the desktop mirror feature comes out of beta (if it hasn't already) it technically will have unlimited content.

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 18:08

2. shinywindow (unregistered)

oh and I forgot...eh emm.. apple sux. thank you.

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 22:26 2

4. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

Thank you for your irrelevant opinion.

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