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Google Cast from Chrome and Amazon Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day! Amazon Prime Day is almost here!  Exclusively for Amazon prime members, Amazon will be having it’s second annual Amazon Prime Day!  For those who don’t remember, Prime Day is similar to Black Friday but just for  There will be exclusive deals on anything from household goods to electronics.  Rumor has it that their will be a Kindle fire for only $35.  It almost goes without saying, but expect deals on different Amazon devices such as the Fire Stick and Echo digital assistant.  Click here to access all deals and here to sign up for a free 30 day trial.

Casting from Chrome

Google has recently released an update that will allow users to cast their web browser tabs to their Chromecast without the need for any additional plugins.  In the past, users needed to download and install the Google Cast extension from the Chrome store.  Now that this functionality is built right into Chrome, it should help make it easier to cast content to the big screen.  It’s surprising that this feature wasn’t available shortly after the Chromecast was released.  After all, the device is named the Chromecast.  The update will be released in version 52 of Chrome.  Once we get the update, we’ll test out casting Amazon Prime and see how well it works.

Update 7/11/16 

Amazon has released a partial list of Prime Day deals:

  • 2016 Model – Samsung UN55KU6600 Premium Curved 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV for $649.99 – Amazon Exclusive
  • 2016 Model – Samsung UN55KU6300 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV for $549.99 – This is not the 2015 Black Friday model that other retailers are clearing out
  • Fire tablet, our best-selling tablet, starting at just $33.33
  • Save $50 on Amazon Echo
  • Save $30 on Amazon Fire TV
  • Save $15 on Fire TV Stick
  • Save $30 on Kindle Paperwhite
  • Up to 50% off top toy brands including Nerf, Barbie, Fisher-Price and more
  • Up to 50% off electric shavers, hair tools, and more
  • 30% off clothing, shoes, jewelry, watches & more
  • Up to 60% off athletic shoes
  • Save up to 65% on Fast & Furious 7-movie collection on Blu-Ray and DVD
  • Save big on Coleman Road Trip Portable Grill LXE
  • 31% off Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
  • Save big on “DOOM” video game
  • $25 back with $50 Luxury Beauty purchase
  • Save big on select DEWALT and BLACK+DECKER products
  • VIZIO 2.1 Channel Sound Stand for $89.99
  • VIZIO 5.1 Channel Sound Bar for $199.99
  • Samsung Curved 3D Blu-ray Player for $49.99
  • RIF6 Cube 2-Inch Mobile Projector for $189.99
  • $40 cash back on an Amazon Home Service of $75 or more, like House Cleaning or TV Wall Mounting

Click here to access the deals.