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Google Discontinues Chromecast/Netflix Subscription after ‘Overwhelming Demand’ (GOOG)

AllThingsD is reporting that Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has discontinued its Chromecast/Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) promotion only one day after its launch due to “overwhelming demand.”

In just two days, Google’s new Chromecast has become the must-have tech device. After selling out within a day, the $35 device could be found on eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) for as much as $300.

Chromecast is a dongle that plugs into a TV’s HDMI port. Users can stream content from cloud apps like Netflix, YouTube or whatever is displayed on a Chrome brower’s tab.

As part of the initial sale, Google bundled a free three month subscription to Netflix with the device but overwhelming demand has forced the company to discontinue the subscription.

“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 Los Angeles Times in a statement.

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Disclosure: At the time of this writing, the author had no position in the company mentioned.

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