Thursday, October 30, 2014

Stream Into 2015 {Google Chromecast Giveaway!}

For the past few years I have had many friends recommend that we get Netflix.   I wasn't sure about it as I thought it would end up costing a lot to pay for Netflix and a streamer.  I also wasn't sure if it would be easy to navigate even more technology.   Let me tell you what I found...

First of all, Netflix is not expensive.  It's $8.99/month and the first month is free to try it out. Secondly, I thought that you had to buy a fancy streaming apparatus to watch it on TV, but there are affordable and reliable options out there like the one we are using; Google Chromecast.  It costs $39.00 from Staples and that seems pretty good to me!


 It's very easy to set up.  I just plugged this Google Chromecast into the HDMI port on my TV and then I downloaded the free Netflix and Chromecast apps on my iPhone.  It probably took less than 5 minutes to do it all.  It's also compatible with our laptops and Gary's android phone.

Sometimes I'm a bit afraid of technology and leave it all to Gary to figure out, but this time I navigated it easily on my own.  I just go to Netflix on my phone, choose a show to watch, touch the TV symbol on the screen (as indicated by the arrow) and it's on the TV!  Done.  Then I am free to use my phone like normal or as a remote.  


Our Friday nights are always pizza and movie nights as a family.  It's easy, predictable and enjoyable.  We lay a blanket over the carpet and eat dinner in front of the TV.  Usually we would watch a movie we own already or pick one out from the library, but now the options are much greater!   

{The old way!}

Being that Christmas is not too far away, we are participating in #Streaminto2015 with Staples.ca and choosing a Christmas movie each week to watch as a family and then deciding next month which one is our `Ultimate Holiday Movie'.  The kids love voting and giving scores out of 10 so this will be perfect for them.  If you have a family friendly Christmas movie to recommend, let me know!

{Movie time= cuddle/wrestle time too}

And the best, super duper, awesome news?  Staples Canada is giving TWO readers from Talk Nerdy To Me their very own Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player! I should note that you don't have to have Netflix as you can stream any website in Chrome to your TV. 



Enter in the Rafflecopter below and good luck!  Open to Canadian residents only.

Love, 
Louise


**Disclaimer: Staples Canada provided me with a Google Chromecast Media Streamer for this review and giveaway.  Opinions expressed are 100%  my own.**

51 comments:

  1. Lyndene8:23 AM

    I love Netflix!!! Favorite so far is Downton Abbey :)

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  2. Favourite shows, The Walking Dead, Once Upon a Time and Gilmore Girls!

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  3. My husband and I enjoyed watching "Call The Midwife" on Netflix.

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  4. Anonymous9:15 AM

    I like CSI
    Maria

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  5. Don't have netflix and would love to see what it was all about!!

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  6. Leanne11:07 AM

    I would love to win this!

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  7. I like orange is the new black

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  8. I LOVE The walking dead and so many more!!!

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  9. Lyndene, I LOVE Downton Abbey which is what really prompted us to get Netflix!
    Carol-that's the next series I'm going to watch!
    Now, does anyone have any Christmas movie recommendations?!

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  10. Would love one of these. We were just discussing the other day whether we should cancel our cable and get Netflix and one of these.

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  11. If we had Netflix maybe we could cancel our cable and save some $...that would be nice!!!

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  12. The Walking Dead is my favourite followed closely by Orange is the New Black

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  13. would love to watch the shows i want when i want to!

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  14. Would love to win this! I love how much is out there to be streamed these days, and this would make it that much easier!

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  15. I don't have Netflix, but everybody talks about it. :)

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  16. Don't have Netflix at the moment but hear so much about it. I really am not sure what I would watch - a little bit of everything probably - whatever I am in the mood for!

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  17. ....same here, no Netflix. Im curious to see how it would do with our 'high speed' internet out in the middle of nowhere...

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  18. One of Christmas favourites is 'Polar Express'

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  19. Suits. Loved it. Binge watched the whole series in a couple of weeks.

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  20. My favourite show is Mad Men.

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  21. We love Netflix, I've started re-watching all the episodes of Gilmore girls, love that show.

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  22. I hear Gilmore Girls is coming to Netflix!!!!

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  23. I have been watching the Orange Is The New Black series, didn't think I would like it but I got hooked. (Judy Cowan)

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  24. I would love to try netflix, especially so I could see what all the hype is about with Orange is the New Black.

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  25. Love the friday night family movie idea! My kids cant even watch Frozen without getting too scared and turning it off so it doesn't leave us much to choose from yet :)

    Favorite netflix shows are Suits and Brooklyn99

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  26. It's mostly used to watch kids television shows.

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  27. We've watched Orange is the New Black. Spencer has attempted to watch The Walking Dead but that hasn't gone over so well. And the kids, well, they love Bo on the Go. It's their exercise show!

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  28. Can't imagine having access to tv at home.... I'd love it!

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  29. We are also loving Netflix over here!

    Did the Christmas movie have to be on Netflix? I don't remember, anyway, one that we have enjoyed was The Polar Express :)

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  30. Our favorite show is "The Office"!

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  31. I just got Netflix and I am enjoying watching Charmed and The 100

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  32. My husband and I choose a series and watch an episode or two every night until we're finished. We just started Grey's Anatomy a few nights ago and we're loving it. I can't believe we never watched it on cable.

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  33. I love watching Curious George with the kids. I'm glad it's on Netflix now.

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  34. We love to watch Orange is the neew black

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  35. we dont have netflix but we would probably watch orange is the new black

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  36. My fav show right now on Netflix is Homeland.

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  37. love the options on Netflix! thanks for being generous in this opportunity Louise and Staples!

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  38. I do not have Netflix, gota be time right
    I would like to watch the series

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  39. I like Bright Days Ahead

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  40. I don't have Netflix. I would love to watch more seasons of Homeland.

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  41. I would probably check out the kids movies for family movie night!

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  42. I like watching Breaking Bad

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  43. Orange is the New Black

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  44. Celine12:29 PM

    I would love to win this! We really need to get netflix lol! It wasnt working with our wifi but I think this would work awesome!

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  45. Stephani12:34 PM

    Hmm, that sounds like it means I need a TV. A good reason to goby one I think ;)

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  46. My favourite show on Netflix is Dragon's Den!

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  47. Weeds and orange is the new black are two I have enjoyed on netflix

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