The proud papa of Chromecast, Mario Queiroz, today announced that Google’s little experimental device has turned a year old today.
Google had initially launched the Chromecast to allow users to quickly and easily watch their favorite TV shows or movies on the big screen with their Android device acting as a remote.
However, with time, the company has enhanced the device by adding features like native Android screen mirroring and opening up the SDK for third-party developers to incorporate the Cast screen functionality in their apps.
While Google did not provide any specific sales figure for the Chromecast, it did state that the Cast button has been pressed more than 400 million times since the Chromecast was released a year ago.
To celebrate Chromecast’s birthday, Google is giving its owners a free subscription to Play Music All Access for 90 days, provided you are not already a subscriber. The offer is valid only in the United States from June 24th to September 30th.
Google also mentioned that it would be bringing a customizable homescreen and the ability to cast without a Wi-Fi connection to Chromecast over the coming few months.
The Chromecast was already a steal at $35 and by giving away an All Access subscription with it for 90 days, Google is effectively reducing its price to single digit while promising to continue enhancing its features.
You can redeem your free subscription of Play Music All Access here.