As if pricing the redesigned second-gen Chromecast digital media player and the all-new audio-only model at a measly $35 a pop wasn’t enough to guarantee Google record sales numbers in the fast-growing market segment, we’ve also frequently seen the two discounted, combined in compelling bundle deals, as well as offered with gratis premium content of various provenance.
At the end of the day, if you pulled the trigger at the right time, bought at least two of these miniature streaming devices, and claimed every CBS, Spotify or Play Store credit promo to date, you’ll find Big G and its retail partners practically paid you to use the nifty Chromecasts.
That’s even more so the case after today, with a free two-month Pandora One subscription available to all existing and new Chromecast and Chromecast Audio owners… stateside only. It’s too bad the deal is region-limited, of course, but Pandora’s paid music streaming and Internet radio services are themselves restricted to a handful of countries around the world.
Normally, you’d cough up $5 a month or $55 a year for full Pandora One access, so if you decide to take Google up on its latest offer (as you should), you’re looking at $10 savings. Not quite the steal of the century, but you can always combine it with a no-charge 90-day Google Play Music membership, or $12 in Store credit for purchases of two units through Costco, Sam’s Club, and BJ’s Wholesale Club.
Like we said, it’s as if you’re being paid to own possibly the world’s best low-cost media players.