The Chromecast was announced at only $35, which is already a steal. You get an awesome streaming device that could make any regular TV a smart TV for less than half the cost of an Apple TV or Roku. Though the Chromecast is limited in functionality, the device can get the job done for most users.
However, Google also announced that customers would get three free months of Netflix with their purchase of a Chromecast. This alone costs $24, so the device wound up costing just $11. People liked it so much, it sold out everywhere as soon as it went on sale. However, Google has announced that the Netflix deal is now over.
It’s not what you think! Google didn’t cancel it because demand was so high and they didn’t want to lose money. They actually purchased a specific amount of Netflix subscriptions, and they just happened to run out really fast. I guess no one expected the Chromecast to be such a runaway hit.
Does this make the Chromecast less justifiable? Yes, but not by much. It’s still only $35, and does quite a lot for the price. We say it’s still perfectly justifiable to buy at this price, even without the free Netflix. Do you agree?