There was some confusion Thursday when Google (s GOOG) out of the blue announced that it was ending the Netflix (S NFLX) promotion of its new Chromecast media adapters, with many people who had ordered one wondering if they still qualified. A day later, we know a bit more, thanks to additional information added to Amazon’s (S AMZN) as well as the Google Play store’s website.
Here’s what Google is telling people on its website:
“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.”
Amazon cutomers however are finding themselves facing a different cutoff date, according to the online retailer’s website:
“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.”
Best Buy, (S BBUY) the third online retailer offering the Chromecast, is still listing the promotion as available on its site – but is apparently completely out of stock.
Google announced the $35 Chromecast media streaming device Wednesday, and promoted it with an offer that would give both new and existing Netflix customers three free months of service, effectively bringing the price of the device after savings to $11.
However, Google said Thursday that it was canceling the offering due to overwhelming demand. Apparently, the company had only bought a limited amount of promotional coupons from Netflix, and exhausted them much sooner than expected.
Check out the video below for our first impressions of the Chromecast device: