dealsgoogle chromecast with amazon prime student…

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So, can someone explain to me what a "student" prime membership is? I'm guessing that that we standard prime members won't be able to use that discount coade?

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Does the Chromecast work with Amazon Instant Video yet? Last I checked it was only good for youtube or netflix.

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Student Prime is a program that is functionally identical to Amazon Prime (without the free videos) and is free (for up to 4 years) for College students with an active .edu email address or proof of college enrollment. It occasionally offers students discounts like this on products that are appealing to the college age crowd. And helps Amazon cement their place in students hearts as a place to get our Text Books and school supplies...

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Chromecast does not work with Amazon Video right now.

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@gerenaie: All the other information is correct but I am pretty sure it isn't free. I think it is half off ($40).

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videos are included in student prime. The only difference is the reduced price.

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@crossingguard: I got my 6 months of student prime for free. After that, it's at a discount.

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Apps:

Netflix, HBOGo, Hulu Plus, Pandora, YouTube, Google Play TV & Movies, Google Music, Vevo, Redbull TV, Songza, Plex (Plexpass subscription required), PostTV, viki and RealPlayer Cloud (they still exist?)

http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/chromecast/apps.html

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Videos are included in student prime once you pay for your subscription. During the 6 month free period, the instant videos are disabled. I think that is what is causing the confusion.

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@gerenaie: Actually not true
Im an amazon prime student member aaand:
We get everything normal prime users get (free videos and all)
not free... it costs like 39 USD a year
AND you cant share prime benefits with other family members.

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@gerenaie: My Student Amazon Prime includes free video.

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@jareza: Mine is free too. I've had it for a year now.

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@gerenaie: it's only free for 6 months, after that it's discounted

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@minrice2099: Plus the 6 month free Student offer does not include Amazon Instant Video, For that you have to pay the student price of $39/year

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You can also cast straight from a Chrome tab.

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Chromecast is $29.99 at Best Buy right now. If you're not interested in spending money on the membership, I suggest spending the extra $5 and driving to your local store.

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It looks like Amazon removed the deal. I just got the message "The promotional code you entered cannot be applied to your purchase."

A few minutes ago the item description showed special offer for student prime, now that I have taken the time to sign up, it's gone. Perhaps Amazon realized they were allowing double discount dipping. Too bad I was a minute too late.

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@lotsofgoats: Don't buy this expecting to stream video through the Chrome Tab - it lags significantly and users have had problems with the audio being off sync.

Great little device. And Amazon has responded to users recently with a comment that they are working on having the Prime videos work on the Chromecast. It used to and Google pulled it because there were some problems on Amazon's end. Amazon needs to do some updates to fix. There was a previous Amazon Student sale posted on deals.woot that explains more.

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@dealsnooze: The "Exclusive Offer for Amazon Student Members" still shows up for me (though only when I'm signed in with the relevant account). I'd doubt that the promo code would have expired yet, as the info page (http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=amb_link_396748762_3?docId=1001881331) has a very specific expiration date (11:59pm PDT February 1).

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@minrice2099: You're right the deal is very clear about duration and this must have something to do with the specific account logged in. As I have just registered for the 6 month free trial of Prime Student, could it be that you need to be have a paid student prime membership? Has anyone had success with this deal using the free student prime 6 month trial?

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@dealsnooze: I wish I could help more, but all I can tell you is that I currently have the 6-month free trial, and it worked for me.

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@gerenaie: It's actually only free for 6-months.

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@smilingboognish: Not yet - We were looking for an Amazon - Chromecast app yesterday

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When I was in undergrad, it was free Prime Student for a year, then you got the half price deal for a while. I've entered again as a graduate student, and the free Prime Student is only a half a year now. After that, you still get half price for 4 years or so. While you're paying the half price, you're still part of Prime Student. Eventually they "graduate" you.

You only get the "free" instant video when you're paying.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201133670

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So, here's the question:
Is it worth it to jump on this?

I do have Student Prime.
I have two HDMI ports and two component/composite (whichever is "high def" - I can never remember) all occupied respectively with Roku 3, Blu-Ray player and Xbox/Wii - no other high def ports free.
I'd either swap it in and out with the blu ray or keep it in a box until I got another TV or port freed up.

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@sflesch: Since you already have a Roku, offhand I'd say no, though I have heard some cool stories about people using it where a Roku wouldn't work (someone took it with them to a LAN party, stuck it on a TV and ran a slideshow with event info).

Personally, I've also got an interest in it as a programming/web-dev student. It's one more cool toy to experiment with (it's actually running a lightweight, streaming-optimized version of the Chrome browser on top of an Android framework! Pretty cool stuff).

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To make Amazon Prime movies work, just start the video, cast and then full screen it. At least it works for me.

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I had AZ Student and AZ instant video is not available unless you upgrade and pay for Prime, which is half price for students.

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The only reason to buy one of these is if you'd like to watch youtube, or netflix, or hulu plus on your tv that isn't smart enabled.

There are a lot of smart tv's now already have the casting feature built in! so I put mine on my 32 inch tv in my workout room...

it allows me to bring up jiu jitsu videos on youtube so I can practice....and donald duck cartoons when the nieces and nephews come over and want to roll around on the mats.

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I bought this yesterday and it came with Prime's 2-day shipping for free.

BUT! It arrived this morning (less than 24 hours after placing the order).

Great service, Amazon!

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@osborn4: Student Prime is free to anyone with an .edu email address for up to four years in a row. With the free upgrade, you get Prime shipping. For an additional $40/year you can access Prime Videos. You cannot do family Prime sharing with a Prime student account.

You can activate Prime Student on your standard prime account, you won't be refunded. However you can associate a .edu address with our already active amazon account to switch your paid prime account to a student account.

I made the switch when I had a month left of my prime membership.

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Can you make Chromecast work with Vista?

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@osborn4: I'm a normal prime member and the code worked just fine.

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@tsgamer: can you not cast the chrome tab from a laptop with anything? as in play the movie in chrome and cast the tab. not the greatest if you only have mobile... but you shouldnt be heating up your phone or tablet by casting for hours on end anyways.

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@runwilder:
on my little $199 haswell chromebook... it casts just fine on 720p. voices get out of sync on extreme 720p setting. but i just watched 6 hours of the blacklist on megashare with no issues at all. its not quite as good as my third gen i5 either. which makes me think that the people with issues have a slow processor/gpu. or their pc is so riddled with reg errors and malware that it wouldnt cast decent no matter what kind of pc it is.

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I bought a Chromecast a few months ago in hopes of being able to stream live YouTube events to my TV. Unfortunatly, the Chromecast doesn't support live YouTube streams. That said, the Netflix app is fantastic, and it's completely replaced my PS3. Also, after seeing how terrible the chrome tab casting of videos was, I gave the Plex app a try, and immediately set up a subscription (you need a subscription for mobile app use, you can use the Plex server to stream your videos to the Chromecast without a sub using your desktop). The Plex app support on the Chromecast is flawless, easy to setup and use, and the quality is gorgeous. I'm looking forward to YouTube live stream support but in the meantime the Chromecast has replaced my PS3 as my Netflix/media server device, and I can throw up cool YouTube videos with ease.

TL;DR there is limited app support, but it's growing, and the app support it does have is very good. Worth the low cost of entry without a doubt.

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@dealsnooze: I just got the same error. I just signed up for student prime with my current amazon account and my edu address. I think I will contact them to see what is up.

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@dealsnooze: Oh woops! I looked at the link minrice2099 provided and it says it won't be available until 24 hours after signing up. I'll try again tomorrow!

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I was able to apply the code, so it still works as far as I know (I didn't buy it because I'm too busy with school already and I have a Roku anyway).

I had regular Prime and then became a student. I asked them to switch me to Student Prime, which they did and refunded my membership that I had already paid. Because they start you on 'free' student prime, when I was switched, I lost my Prime video access and ancillary family member shipping discounts. They were able to chat with a member and they ended the trial Prime that was free and put me on the half price prime, so I now have my regular benefits back for half the price.