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Standard User B31
(regular) Mon 17-Nov-14 20:07:04
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Free Chromecast from BT


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Has anyone else had this email - free Chromecast for any BT Sport customers?

BT are ending the terrestial signal for BT Sport early next year, so are offering people a free chromecast.

Seems a bit strange when they have their own TV devices - .e.g BT Vision and YouView.

Unless this is a scratch back deal - get BT Sport onto Chromecast, get more chromecasts out there!



BT ADSL customer getting 1.9 Mbps on a new road / new build development
CAB not FTTC enabled, not part of the 66% commercial plan. Not rural - no BDUK funding
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Standard User _Resonance_
(regular) Tue 18-Nov-14 12:25:14
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Re: Free Chromecast from BT


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Not had an email. Already use Chromecast to watch BT Sport, so maybe that's why?

It works well. The picture quality is better than the SD channel on Sky.

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Standard User Colin_London
(member) Thu 20-Nov-14 21:37:44
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Re: Free Chromecast from BT


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Beware - there are reports that there is a scam email going around. I don't believe this is an offer from BT at all - does it ask for Credit Card details? Clearly a free offer wouldn't require you to provide these details.

If it is a scam it is quite believable as BT are indeed moving some customers off DTT at the moment, and BT do offer Chromecast as a viewing option.


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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Thu 20-Nov-14 21:50:29
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Re: Free Chromecast from BT


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http://www.shop.bt.com/other-pages/landing-pages/btc...


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Standard User B31
(regular) Thu 20-Nov-14 22:14:03
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Re: Free Chromecast from BT


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You had me worried for a minute. Had to go and check the email again.

there's more info here

bt.com/help/chromecast

including an faq asking why are you sending me a free chromecast.



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CAB not FTTC enabled, not part of the 66% commercial plan. Not rural - no BDUK funding
(Virgin Media nearby)
Standard User rscott
(member) Mon 08-Dec-14 16:13:54
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Re: Free Chromecast from BT


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But in some areas (like mine!) we can't get Youview from BT (exchange not updated to 21CN or FTTC).

Currently using a BT Vision box to watch BT Sport, so will have to move to either Sky or online. Given the cruddy reliability of the Vision box, I'll be off to Sky soon.
Standard User mr_mojo
(knowledge is power) Tue 09-Dec-14 02:12:43
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Re: Free Chromecast from BT


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Why can't you use the chromecast and the BT sport app/website?
Standard User rscott
(member) Mon 15-Dec-14 14:56:36
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Re: Free Chromecast from BT


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Because BT can't manage to persuade Openreach to address the stability issues with the (varies between 1 and 6Meg).

Plus using Chromecast/ app means not being able to record. Not everything is available on demand.
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