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Google cuts the cord on free Netflix Chromecast promo

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All good things must come to an end, and in the case of the three-months free Netflix subscription available alongside orders of Chromecast, it's over too.

Google has cut the cord on the just-over-24-hours-old offer, so now you'll only get the streaming video dongle for $35 (about £22, AU$38).

"Due to overwhelming demand for Chromecast devices since launch, the three-month Netflix promotion (which was available in limited quantities) is no longer available," Google said in a statement sent to the Los Angeles Times.

Only available in the U.S. at the moment, Chromecast started with a shipping time of one to two days on Google Play, but that's now been extended to three to four weeks. The dongle sold out on Amazon and today, though Amazon has 17 up for order, with most costing $79.99 (about £52, AU$86).

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Michelle is a Senior Content Writer at 8x8. She was previously an editor at TechRadar, a leading consumer tech news and reviews website. Now she’s focused on helping small businesses reach their goals.