The £30 gadget you need to make your telly a smart TV

Maisie Bovingdon
Shopping writer
Transform your TV into a Smart TV with this affordable Google Chromecast. (Getty Images)

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As we continue to stay home, you’re probably finding that you’re watching more TV than ever.

If you’ve already made your way through Downton Abbey reruns and are searching for more channels without having the upgrade your TV, there’s an easy solution.

The Google Plug Chromecast, is an affordable gadget that enables you to turn your TV into a smart TV, accessing all the most popular streaming services, from Netflix to Disney Plus.

Customers simply have to plug the device into the HDMI port on the TV, which will then allow you to connect the apps on your phone to your TV.

Not only does the item allow you to watch shows on BBC iPlayer, Netflix and YouTube, you can also rent movies, share your photos and play music synced through your Spotify playlist.

The Google Chromecast can be connected to everyone’s smartphone or device, so it is no wonder it has received glowing reviews from customers.

Buy it: Google Chromecast | £30 from Argos

Shoppers can’t get enough of the device, and 97% of buyers revealing they would recommend it to a friend.

One review read: “Love the chrome cast. We have a few round the house now with a few Google home minis and everything works seamlessly. With 3 kids all wanting different things (and normally wanting the TV at the same time) it's so easy to cast whatever you want to any TV.”

Another shared: “Amazingly easy to set up straight from box and does all I hoped it would do, much more stable than the old Now TV box it replaced but that could just be because it is a lot newer. Absolutely delighted.”

What we love most is the Google Chromecast will only set you back £30 from Argos, so you can while away the hours watching your favourite shows.