How to Get Free Movie Rentals and Other Rewards from Your Chromecast

The Chromecast is already a solid deal on its own. As if that weren’t enough, it can pay for itself in free movie rentals and other cool rewards. Here’s where you can find free movie rentals and other sweet deals just for owning a Chromecast.

Google rotates out a different set of offers from time to time, so if you have a Chromecast, it’s worth checking every once in a while. Sometimes, they’re not very special, like a discount on Hulu for new subscribers (which you can probably get somewhere else). However, there are a few gems, like the occasional free movie rental. To find out what deals are available to you at any given time, you’ll need the Google Home app for Android or iOS.

To find your offers, first make sure your phone is connected to Wi-Fi and that any Chromecast devices you have are on and connected to the same network as your phone. Next, open the Google Home app and tap the menu button in the top-left corner.

In the slide-out menu, choose “Offers.”

The app will briefly scan your network for any Chromecast devices and see if you have any offers available. Different Chromecast-enabled devices may have different offers, so if you have a Chromecast, a SHIELD TV, or anything else that uses Google Cast, make sure they’re all connected to see your offers.

Google and its partners cycle out new freebies every month or so. Some offers come with conditions, so you may not be able to use every single one, but it’s still worth checking in every once in a while. Free movie rentals are nothing to sneeze at.

Eric Ravenscraft covers smarthome tech for How-To Geek. He's a problem solver who never learned to say no to a project. When he's not fixing things, he's cosplaying at cons, playing video games, and watching too many comic book movies. You can follow him on Twitter or Instagram.