Google has sold “millions” of its Chromecast TV dongles since the device launched a year ago as an easy way to “cast” music and video to the nearest television. Google celebrated that one-year anniversary yesterday with some stats: users have made 400m casts to their devices, there are hundreds of apps supporting Chromecast, and more than 6,000 developers working on more. But more interesting from a Music Ally perspective is the other element of Chromecast’s first birthday: a promotion offering a free 90-day trial of the Google Play Music All Access subscription streaming service for every Chromecast owner. That’s $30 worth of subscription – and bear in mind that the Chromecast itself only costs $35. A sign that despite the upcoming YouTube Music, the recent purchase of Songza and *those* Spotify rumours, Google is still throwing some weight behind its on-demand service.

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