Even if you don't have a Chromecast... Even if you don't have an Android device... If you have a gmail account and a computer you should go get this... Did I mention it's free?!?!?
I was just going to watch Elf the other day when I couldn't find my DVD copy. I looked it up on Netflix, but it isn't currently available for instant streaming. So then I looked it up on the Play Store thinking if it was cheap enough I would buy it and watch it using Chromecast, but sadly it was $10, so I decided not to (fortunately).
When I went to the Play Store today on my phone I noticed an ad. Google is giving away the movie for free! It's standard definition, but it's FREE! So go get it now, or the HD version is on sale for $4.99!
I wrote recently about building a library of digital content that you can stream either on the go or at home using Chromecast, and Google is likely to sell a lot of Chromecasts this holiday season, so they are giving away a little something to get you started.
It is a limited time offer so go now!
Again... Even if you don't have a Chromecast... Even if you don't have an Android device... If you have a gmail account and a computer you should go get this... Did I mention it's free?!?!?
On your computer:
Go to google.com or Gmail.com and log in. Click the 3x3 box of square dots on the top right hand side of the page, and click on the play store (or simply type in play.google.com/store).
Then click on the red Movies & TV tab on the left. It should be the first thing you see. Click on the ad, and then click add to library. It will start playing, but you can exit out of it and it will be automatically added to your library for future viewing.
On your android phone or tablet:
Open the Play Store. If the ad saying, "Get Elf On Us" isn't staring you in the face right away, tap on the red Movies and TV icon toward the top among the other store categories.
Then toward the top on the right, you will see two red icons. One says Buy HD $4.99, the one below says ADD TO LIBRARY. If you click add to library it will automatically start loading so you can watch it. If you don't want to watch it immediately you can hit the back button to get out of it, and it will be there later in your play movies app to watch when you want.
Even if you don't want to watch it right away you should go do this now, just so you have it.