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Chromecast is reportedly available on BestBuy.com right now

Earlier this week, Google officially unveiled its new media streaming stick called the Chromecast. The device looks like a standard flash drive designed to connect directly to the HDMI port of a HDTV or computer monitor. Once connected to a display device, the Chromecast allows users to stream video from sources like YouTube and Netflix to the TV directly from their smartphone.

During the initial launch promotion for Google's new media streaming stick, it was offering three months of free Netflix video streaming service to both new and existing customers. That was approximately a $24 value in free streaming content for purchasing the $35 Chromecast. However, it looks as though customer demand has put a swift end to the Netflix promotion.

"Due to overwhelming demand for Chromecast devices since launch, the 3-month Netflix promotion (which was available in limited quantities) is no longer available," Google told the LA Times in a statement.

Google also offered some clarification, stating that all users who purchased the Chromecast before the promotion ended will be able to redeem their three free months of Netflix streaming video service. 

Source: LA Times



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Am I the only one...
By polishvendetta on 7/26/2013 9:46:24 AM , Rating: 3
who read this article out of shear confusion in the title?

"Google ends device citing 'overwhelming demand'"




RE: Am I the only one...
By Newspapercrane on 7/26/2013 9:53:30 AM , Rating: 3
It's either unfortunate wording or some of the worst clickbait I've ever seen on DT. Since this isn't a Mick article, I'm going with the former.


RE: Am I the only one...
By 440sixpack on 7/26/2013 10:02:37 AM , Rating: 2
Nope, same here.


RE: Am I the only one...
By 440sixpack on 7/26/2013 10:03:06 AM , Rating: 2
Bah, meant that reply to the first post.


RE: Am I the only one...
By bug77 on 7/26/2013 10:09:41 AM , Rating: 2
It's been in the news since yesterday. It was one of those "while supplies last" offers and the supplies stopped lasting.


RE: Am I the only one...
By jordanclock on 7/26/2013 10:38:01 AM , Rating: 2
You're right, the title is very inaccurate. The PROMOTION ended. The device is still available.


RE: Am I the only one...
By jackstar7 on 7/26/2013 11:15:39 AM , Rating: 2
The word Device should be changed to Promotion. That should clear things up.


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