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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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Not at all surprising.
By retrospooty on 7/26/2013 9:58:24 AM , Rating: 4
Netflix probably allowed them a fixed amount of offers... With the huge demand, they ran out fast. Its a great product... You get a lot for very little. I am on a trip right now in Sedona As. Played with the hotels Samsung smart TV last night and realized even people with a smart TV can use this. Freegin aweful Ui on the Samsung. I wish I had a chromecast with me now.




RE: Not at all surprising.
By bug77 on 7/26/2013 10:12:32 AM , Rating: 2
I know Samsung's UI is an exercise in frustration, but I wouldn't use a Chromecast on a smart TV simply because it requires yet another device to work.

Plus, I hate you for being in Sedona right now.


RE: Not at all surprising.
By retrospooty on 7/26/2013 10:43:02 AM , Rating: 2
Lol. Don't hate, I am not having the best of times here. I live in AZ, so I am more than done with the sun , especially in summer, ugh... Great hiking though in the am until it gets hot.


RE: Not at all surprising.
By bug77 on 7/26/2013 11:38:49 AM , Rating: 2
Well, I wish I lived in the US and I have seen Sedona. Admittedly, it was more like October. But I still hate you. Take that. Ha!


RE: Not at all surprising.
By Spuke on 7/26/2013 12:10:32 PM , Rating: 2
Not to shove that knife in further but I'm going up there for Xmas. :)


RE: Not at all surprising.
By bug77 on 7/26/2013 1:08:50 PM , Rating: 2
In my mind Christmas means snow. So I'm gonna hate you a little less, ok?


RE: Not at all surprising.
By retrospooty on 7/26/2013 6:54:33 PM , Rating: 2
RE: Not at all surprising.
By bug77 on 7/27/2013 2:40:29 AM , Rating: 2
Thanks man.


RE: Not at all surprising.
By FITCamaro on 7/28/2013 9:35:39 PM , Rating: 3
Glad I got mine before it ended. I already have Netflix but hey, 3 months free.


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