It’s being widely reported now that Amazon has a deal on the Madden 25th edition for $99 with FREE NFL Sunday Ticket. Considering that the standard price for NFL Sunday Ticket is $224.95 this is a huge savings.
But wait – that Amazon deal is for mobile only right? Sure but it’s getting even easier these days to port content from mobile to the big screen. How about combining the $35 Chromecast Google dongle with a dedicated laptop on Sundays?
I first learned about this deal from user “steelersule” in this RokuForums discussion. By the way don’t look for an official NFL Roku channel anytime soon.
I’ll be anxious to see if this works as well as my old standby method of simply connecting the PC to the TV. But making it wireless is much more appealing than the HDMI cord running across the floor.
Not that wireless video streaming is new, (see Air-Play), but Google’s Chromecast somehow seems cheap and easy. If it catches on widely maybe NFL will just give up on the old idea of mobile only streaming and just give us a Roku channel.
To recap here’s the formula:
Chromecast $35 *
*Update 9-26-13: In my original post Madden was $99. Then it sold out and only expensive copies were available on eBay. Now that football season is in full swing Madden game with the ticket is much reduced on eBay. Down to $150.