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Google Abruptly Ends Chromecast-Netflix Promo

July 25, 2013

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UPDATE:

From Chromecast page at Google Play:

Please note that the Netflix promotional offer (which was available in limited supply) has now ended. Orders placed before 1PM PST on 7/25 will receive their promotion code once their order ships.

Does anyone remember what Google Play said before regarding the Netflix Promo? Did it say “limited”?

From Amazon.com:

Netflix Promotion No Longer Available
Please note that the Netflix promotional offer (which was available in limited supply) has now ended. Customers who ordered their Chromecast prior to 5:31 PM PST on July 24, 2013 will receive a Netflix gift code via email within 5 days of their product’s ship date.

Why do Amazon.com and Google have different cut-off time?

How many customers bought Chromecast because of the Netflix deal?
I certainly am one of them.

Another question regarding this shortlived Chromecast-Netflix promotion:
Is it Google who fronted all the bills for the promotion, Netflix or both?

My guess is that Google is the one paying Netflix for the Promotion and was surprised with the amount of orders. If only Google would release the sales figure of Chromecast from before and after the Netflix promo ended.

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From Google Chromecast Offer page:

Please note that the Netflix promotional offer (which was available in limited supply) has now ended.

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Los Angeles Times reports:

[Update 4:30 p.m. July 25: Google clarified that users who purchased Chromecast before the promotion ran out will still be able to redeem their Netflix promotion code for three free months of the video streaming service.]

Does that include all users who purchased Chromecast but were put on back-orders on Thursday July 24, 2013? Amazon was still taking orders on late Thursday and wouldn’t be shipping the unit to customers until later date.

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