I can’t believe it has been one full year since Google unveiled Chromecast, its $35 HDMI streaming dongle. It was off to a great start in the U.S. with Google selling more units than it had originally anticipated. After a few months the dongle was finally sold outside of the company’s home turf and it performed well in other markets as well. Google is now celebrating the first Chromecast birthday by offer users in the U.S. free All Access subscriptions.
Starting today anyone with a Chromecast in the U.S. is entitled to a 90 day free subscription of Google Play Music All Access, the company’s streaming music service. Only those who aren’t existing All Access subscribers can take advantage of this offer which runs from July 24th through September 30th. The offer can be redeemed at chromecast.com/offers.
The company also revealed that ever since Chromecast was launched it has been used over 400 million times by users who “cast” content like sports, music and movies to their TV sets. Over the past few months countless new apps have been added to Chromecast, increasing the amount of content sources that users can access.
Chromecast is now being sold in 20 countries across the globe. It recently added a much requested feature and is now capable of allowing users to mirror their Android device to the TV.