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Due to Insane Demand, Google Axes Netflix Deal When Buying Chromecast (Updated)


After just a single day of Chromecast devices flying off of the shelves, Google has decided to end the sweet three months of free Netflix deal. Google reported to the LA Times that the deal was too sweet and couldn’t keep up with demand. So in essence, was Google losing too much money on the promotion? Not that they can’t afford it, but the Chromecast was costing just $11 when factoring in the promo.

Again, certain retailers still have units available with the Netflix deal, so make some calls and get yourself a Chromecast before they are all gone.

Update: Β Google has posted the following message to their Google Play listing to let customers know when the cut-off was for the Netflix deal. If you placed at order before 1PM PST on 7/25, you will still receive a Netflix code.

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Via: LA Times

Cheers to the hundreds of you that sent this in!

  • Smeckle

    Jfyi I bought mine from Best Buy today (in-store pickup) and received the Netflix code in my email about five minutes after I picked up the Chromecast at the customer service counter. I have already redeemed it. It works.

  • BOB Dudek

    Got mine ordered 1 minute after going live. on 7-25 Free Netflix ..on the first 15 thousand or so. only
    Should have bought 100. Has anyone , today, seen EBay?

    .Had no idea .. THIS was next sliced bread.

  • leo

    I got mine today and I got the promo code for Netflix. But they only allowed me to buy one. It’s all good Woooooooooooo!

  • Frank Drewniak

    Just picked up the Chromecast at my local Best Buy and it had the Netflix code. Tried it and it worked.

    • droidrazredge

      πŸ™ my local best buys don’t get them till Saturday! Hopefully I can still get the voucher code. What state are you in ?

      • Frank Drewniak

        Las Vegas, Nevada. Checked in the morning they had none, 3 hours later they arrived. Got lucky.

  • Alienogh

    I bought mine today (7/26/13) from best buy and still got my credit. shhh dont tell anyone,lol

  • TSY87

    I just picked two up from best buy, within 5 minutes i got an email from best buy with my 2 netflix codes.

  • edmicman

    What about orders placed on Amazon before the cutoff? My order was placed, but it was out of stock; will ship when available.

  • Jon Drain
  • addicuss

    Best buy still has the promotion according to their site. Is this an error on their part, or is their entire stock considered purchased before 1PM on 7/25

  • avs

    Do (Chromecast) orders from Amazon qualify for the Netflix promotion if you ordered the device before the offer expired?

  • akazerotime

    If anyone is looking for one, eBay is a great place. I know i put an extra up for auction and I’m including the Netflix coupon too.

  • gintoddic

    netflix blows anyway, never many new movies.

  • manilaboy1vic

    ordered mine at: Jul 25, 2013 12:52 PM — and im on the west coast, looks like i get the code. πŸ™‚

  • TheSimpleTruth

    Good thing I got mine the day of. Just credited $25 back to my Netflix account. TY Google

  • Taylor Abrahamson

    Yey mine shipped this morning from google (the estimated ship time was for August 2nd) I’ll have it by this Wednesday. Also got my netflix code and it worked πŸ™‚

  • they call me Rob

    I ordered it from Amazon on Wednesday and I received an email last night that it had shipped, due to arrive tomorrow – however I didn’t receive an email with the code to use for the Netflix promotion πŸ™

    • Michael Pahl

      they say give them at least 5 days to email you the promo.

      • they call me Rob

        I didn’t see that, thanks! Even if I didn’t get it, I already have NF so it’s not like I’ll cancel over the promo – but if I can get $24, I’ll be more patient.

  • Chris VanAnden

    Went to check the stock on Amazon and I was presented with this awesome “frequently bought together”….I guess I have to keep my clothes clean to be able to use my Chromecast

  • Jason Parr

    Just got the email with my codes. Guess I ordered it before the window closed!

  • Web design company NSW

    I feel so bad and disappointed. I missed the offer!

    • Michael Pahl


  • Forch

    I think this is a great product – but somewhat limited. Sookbox (MIT startup) might have nailed it with the Stream Runner – but not quite in production yet. They just launched on kickstarter.

  • Steve B

    I figured this thing would be popular, but not this popular.

  • Keith0606

    Not related but you can go onto bestbuy’s website and do a store purchase of the new nexus 7 and then select pickup at store if you want to get one today. Worked for my local MD store anyway.

    • Steve B

      Yeah, I just checked BestBuy online and the new Nexus 7 is available all over the DC area. Nearly every store has them available for pickup immediately. Might have to go pick one up. That gorgeous screen is calling my name…

  • Franklin Ramsey

    Google’s spring cleaning came early for this promotion.

  • barrel

    This sucks, I ordered from Amazon yesterday but after 5:31 PST.

    At the time I placed me order the page was saying the netflix deal was included. Then they pull it today retrospective!