google chromecast

Update: the Netflix promo is over.

We think the new Chromecast is pretty darn amazing, and that it will give a lot of players in the industry headaches soon. My colleague Derek Ross wrote eloquently about the potential for disruption of this humble dongle here, while my colleague Chris Smith has the rundown on it here.

If you’re still not impressed with the Chromecast or if you feel it’s too expensive, think about this – the three months of free Netflix that come with the device are worth $24. The promo is open to new and current Netflix users, meaning that if you’re interested in a home video service, the Chromecast is a downright steal, at $11. That’s especially true if you buy it from a brick-and-mortar store or from an online retailer that ships it for free. Best Buy is a good example.

You better hurry though – the Chromecast is already out of stock at Amazon, while you’ll have to wait four weeks to get it from the Play Store. Best Buy appears to still have it in stock, and you may find it at physical locations of Best Buy, OfficeMax, and other similar retailers.

International readers, sorry, still no news on the availability of Chromecast outside of the US. (sadface)