[Deal] Google Home on sale for $99, 2nd gen Chromecasts $10 off

As clocks start to roll over to July 11th around the globe and Amazon’s Prime Day sales event gets underway, competitors are gearing up their own special deals. One of them is Google which has launched some special deals on Google Home and Chromecast devices in an effort to lure buyers over to their ecosystem for connected home and personal assistant hardware and services. Although not quite as cheap or discounted as heavily as an Amazon Echo, the Google Home can be grabbed for only $99.

Normally priced at $129, the $30 discount from Google could be just enough to keep some consumers from jumping on the Amazon Echo bandwagon. Amazon is offering their class-leading device for 50% off the normal price making it available for only $89 on Prime Day. That is not much difference in price between the two devices, although you do have to be an Amazon Prime member to get that deal on the Echo.

Google has also put in place some deals on the the 2nd generation Chromecast and Chromecast Audio. Normally priced at $35, either one can be purchased for only $25 right now. That is a sale price we have seen before for the Chromecast devices, but it may be a while before it crops up again.

If you are interested in any of these devices and want to take advantage of Google’s riding the Prime Day coattails, you can head over to the Google Store using the links below or check your favorite retailer like Best Buy to see if they are offering the same deal, which is very likely.

Buy It Now (Google Home): Google Store, Best Buy
Buy It Now (Google Chromecast): Google Store, Best Buy
Buy It Now (Google Chromecast Audio): Google Store, Best Buy

About the Author: Jeff Causey

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a Mazda MX-5 Miata, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three grown kids and a golden retriever.

  • Jack Smith

    Our personal experience is I first purchased the Echo late in 2014 and learned all the commands and loved it but never integrated into my family as they just would never take the time to learn the Echo commands. They really are not that complicated.

    Then purchased the Google Home when it came out. Yes I am a geek. They used the Google Home and then I purchased a couple more. They now use pretty much daily and well integrated. The big difference is the Google Home does not have commands you memorize but instead supports what is called natural speech. In other words you talk to it like you would to your wife or husband. If already have an Echo going to the Google Home is easy as it works with the same commands. It is harder to go from a Google Home to a Echo as the Echo needs commands.