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Google Chromecast's hot sales kill Netflix promotion: Report

Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 5:53 PM ET
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After just one day, strong sales for Google's new Chromecast have prompted the company to call off a Netflix promotion tied to the $35 TV gadget.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Google is citing "overwhelming demand" for its decision to stop giving Chromecast buyers three free months of Netflix's video streaming service.

The device is hard to find online. Best Buy's site says it is "not available for shipping" and on Amazon.com third-party sellers are offering it for between $70 and $125.

Chromecast is still available to order on Google Play, but it won't ship for another three to four weeks.

The small dongle plugs into the HDMI port of a television set and connects to Wi-Fi, allowing the TV to display streaming video and audio.

Click here to read the Los Angeles Times story.

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