For $35, there's hardly a better value in the online media player market than the Chromecast. Taking that sentiment a step further, if you factor in the promotions Google likes to offer with it, Chromecast practically pays for itself.
As part of a Valentine's Day deal, the Mountain View tech giant is offering a free $6 Google Play credit to anyone who owns a Chromecast. They're presenting it as a way to rent a free movie to watch with your sweetheart, but the credit can be used on apps, games, music, or books just the same.
Best of all, for households with multiple Chromecast devices, you can get the $6 credit for each one.
To get your free $6 Google Play credit, you'll need the Chrome web browser with the Google Cast plugin installed. With both of those set up, head to the Chromecast Offers page. From there, tick the box next to "I Agree," then click "Continue."
Next, click the "Select Your Device" button to connect to your Chromecast.
At this point, the Google Cast plugin will prompt you to select your Chromecast in order to verify that you own the device.
Once you've done that, you'll be shown all of your available offers. Click the "Redeem" button underneath the Google Play Valentine's offer.
After that, just confirm that you want to redeem this offer.
When that's done, your Google Play account balance will be $6 richer just because you own a Chromecast!