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Google offering a free Chromecast to (some) YouTube Red subscribers

Google is currently offering a free Chromecast to select subscribers of YouTube Red. Just check your email to see if you're one of the lucky ones.

Published onMay 30, 2016

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Google seems to be going all out to promote YouTube Red right now. First, Google offered the service for just 99 cents for the first three months and is now it is giving away a free Chromecast to select subscribers to the service. The only trick is figuring out exactly how Google is choosing who gets what.

2 Million Thank Yous!!!

A large number of YouTube Red subscribers – including those that have been on the service for a while and those that only signed up on the dollar promo – are receiving an email thanking them for “being one of the first people to join the party” along with an offer of a free Chromecast.

While there’s no guarantee you’ll get the freebie, spending a dollar to check out the service for three months isn’t a bad way to be in the running for a free Chromecast. Who knows, you might even like it.


YouTube Red offers unlimited ad-free streaming on YouTube, offline and background playback, as well as some exclusive YouTube Red content for the standard $9.99 per month. While this may seem a bit high for simply removing ads on otherwise free content, if you’re a heavy consumer of YouTube content it may be worth it. Here’s the content of the email being sent out to subscribers.

Thanks for being a part of YouTube Red

Here’s a gift we hope you’ll love. Now through June 19, 2016, claim your very own Chromecast from YouTube Red. It’s on us! No strings attached, just a little treat for being one of the first people to join the party.

With Chromecast, you get a bigger picture. Simply plug it in and stream any YouTube song or video directly from your phone, tablet, or computer to your TV. We hear YouTube Red members love being able to watch ad-free videos on TV, so we thought we’d help you get started.

Follow these steps to claim your Chromecast before time runs out:

Hit the button above.
In the upper right corner, click “Choose Options.”
Don’t worry. The discount will be applied at checkout.
Choose your color.
Complete the checkout process.

Thanks again for being a YouTube Red member. And happy watching!

Have you received a free Chromecast? Would you sign up for the chance of winning one?

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