We’re less than 24 hours from Launch Night In and we’ve seen some last minute leaks. The latest is from Canada’s Google Store, which briefly unveiled tonight how Chromecast with Google TV buyers in that country will get Netflix for free for six months.
A Reddit user spotted the unannounced Chromecast with Google TV on the Canadian Google Store’s specials page. We get another view of the upcoming streaming dongle and voice remote in white. It costs $ 69 CAD compared to $ 49 in the US. For comparison, the Chromecast Ultra costs $ 69 in the US and $ 90 in Canada.
More interesting, however, is how you get “6 Months Netflix”
This is a significant offering that essentially pays off on the new Chromecast. The supplied remote control has a special button (next to YouTube) that can be used to start the popular streaming service.
Google has since removed the Chromecast with Google TV special that advertises Netflix. This was presumably an early reveal from the Google Store, but it could also just be an early marketing copy that has changed since then. It is possible that this offer is only available for devices purchased through the Google Store. This would be a phenomenal incentive to buy direct.
Another unknown is whether another country will receive the same six-month offer. Those who managed to snag a new Chromecast early in the US did not receive any literature or communication related to that deal. Of course, they all bought from third-party suppliers.
Eligible Chromecast with Google TV purchases in the Google Store between 9/30/2020 and 12/31/2021 includes 6 months of the 2-screen plan of the Netflix Standard Streaming Plan (current total value $ 83.94). The offer is only valid for the following items, while stocks last and depending on availability: GA02764-CA, GA02765-CA, GA02766-CA. Limit 3 per customer / Google account. If you return the device within the allowed return period and have already redeemed the Netflix offer, you will be reimbursed $ 69.99 (Chromecast device cost). If you return the device within the return period and have not redeemed the Netflix offer, you will be refunded the full amount charged. To redeem the Netflix offer, customers must set up an eligible Chromecast with a Google TV device and follow the instructions to apply the offer value to a Netflix account by 3/1/2022. Available to new and existing Netflix subscribers. Not redeemable or refundable for cash and cannot be exchanged. The offer value can be applied to another Netflix streaming plan under the same account. Exchange in this way can change the duration of the offer. Changes to the Netflix price plans and the duration of the offer value can be made proportionally. A Netflix compatible device (manufactured and sold separately) and broadband internet connection must appear immediately. See www.netflix.com/termsofuse. Visit g.co/cast/netflix for more information on redeeming your Netflix offer. The offer is subject to applicable law and will be void if prohibited.
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