Google announced last Wednesday that its new $35 Chromecast dongle would come bundled with three free months of Netflix, and orders poured in immediately. Demand was so enormous that Google took less than a day to cancel the promotion.

“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 said in a statement.

Simple math showed why orders poured in. The three free months of Netflix applied even if you were already a Netflix subscriber, making the Chromecast an $11 device for existing Netflix users. The deal will still be honored for early buyers: Customers who received a promo code from Google after ordering will still be getting free Netlfix, and anyone who purchased a Chromecast from Amazon before 5:31 pm last Wednesday also gets their free Netflix months.

While the promotion didn’t last long, it certainly brought massive attention to Chromecast.  We just wish we were quicker with our own purchase.

Source: TechCrunch