Chromecast back in stock with Best Buy with three-month free Netflix promo [Update]

by: Chris SmithAugust 22, 2013


Google’s Chromecast is back in stock with Best Buy, with purchases still bundled with three months of free Netflix streaming.

Announced alongside the new Nexus 7 in late July, the Chromecast has been quite a successful device. The device is still not available directly from Google – the Play Store has a September 3 ship date for the Chromecast – while Amazon currently lists out of stock.

Interested buyers ordering the Chromecast from right now will have it shipped to their door in one business day and, more importantly, get to enjoy those three months of free Netflix.

The Netflix bundles were quickly sold out once Google started selling the device, with some reports revealing that up to 250,000 units with Netflix promos may have been sold in the first days. However, that number has not been confirmed, and from the looks of it, Best Buy still has access to Chromecasts-plus-Netflix bundles.

Chromecast Best Buy

On a different note, the Chromecast’s abilities have been greatly increased since being announced, with the developer community coming out with all sorts of interesting tricks for the device – more recently, an Android app that lets you stream local content has been released in beta version.

[Update:] And they’re gone! The available stock has already been sold out.

  • pepoker1

    Sold out for me

  • Felipe

    Sold out for me too….

  • HitokiriX

    The high and low I just went through just now… -_-

  • Ryan Pankoe

    I’ve had it pop-up twice for me now that it was available for purchase before this article was written, but each time I went through the check-out process and it never placed the order, taking me back to an empty cart. This reminds me of Touchpad fire sales!

  • Jackie Chen

    I went to my local best buy today and they had a ton of them, so I snagged a couple. They said they got the shipment in last night, go on their site and see if they have em in stock at your local best buy.

  • Anthony Tran

    What. The. Eff. This is ridiculous. My order from Amazon STILL hasn’t shipped either. I ordered it two days after the announcement.

  • Ryan Castle

    This reminds me of the Nexus 4.

    • Bryan Z

      yeah i saw a few on ebay … they need to be more ready this time since they saw there is a demand for it already

      • DocBeatle

        More like 57,000 for sale on eBay.

        • Bryan Z

          i bet!

    • Lisandro O Oocks

      A reasonable limit should be 6. For 4 TVs and gift for 2 friends.

    • Samsul Plur

      yeah i saw a few on ebay … they need to be more ready this time since they saw there is a demand for it alreadyCara Mempercepat Koneksi Internet

  • stepasidebutch

    Ordered mine straight from google end of july. Just got mine today.

  • Joe Sellers

    Picked up one at local Best Buy last night. They got 20 in a truck at 5PM. Ask when the truck comes, about a hr later they are on shelf. Sadly, it finds my network but won’t connect. Suspect Verizon modem but haven’t had time to play with yet.

  • Irritated

    Bought the chromecast w the 3-mo Netflix deal but when I started to sign up thru Netflix it’s only good for one month. Can’t help but feel it was not legit.

  • Pradaman Shorey

    its available again online,, just bought 1