Google’s Chromecast TV dongle had realistically only been on sale for a day or so and already Google has pulled the plug on the free Netflix promotion.
Initially for $35 the device came with a free three month subscription to Netflix for anyone who bought the Chromecast but due to overwhelming demand Google have suspended the promotion.
“Due to overwhelming demand for Chromecast devices since launch, the 3-month Netflix promotion is no longer available,” Google said in a statement.
A three month Netflix subscription would cost $24 which means in theory you were really paying $11 for the Chomecast, something which a lot of people seemed to favour. The Chromecast is available from the Google Play Store, BestBuy’s website, and Amazon with the latter two completely sold out of the device. The device will be available to buy in BestBuy stores on Sunday but some Reddit users have reported that some BestBuy locations are selling it ahead of time.