Chromecast with Google TV first launched over a year ago, and was the biggest shake-up to the Chromecast line since it launched in 2013 – bringing with it the new Google TV user interface and a first-of-its kind remote. Ever since the new Chromecast launched it’s been available either on its own, or with six months worth of Netflix access bundled in. And, as reported by 9to5Google, some people who picked up the Chromecast with Google TV at launch have found they’ve been treated to six months extra Netflix access – without paying a single penny more.
Those who have been treated to this free Netflix membership discovered this after heading to the activity tab of the Google Home app – where they found Netflix credit waiting for them to redeem.
One of these was Artem Russakovskii, founder of the Android Police website, who tweeted: “It worked for me too. Check the activity tab of the Google Home app – $83.94 Netflix credit was waiting for me.
“Wonder if Netflix will revoke.
“Some Chromecast with Google TV, Netflix bundle buyers accidentally get another 6 months for free”.
It’s unclear if this free Netflix credit was accidentally given to Chromecast with Google TV owners, and for how much longer it will be active.
Also, it needs to be pointed out that reports of the free Netflix membership have so far been coming out of the US, so those in other regions may not have received the surprise credit.
The Chromecast with Google TV Netflix bundle is available until the end of this year, with anyone that picks this up able to redeem their six months worth of membership until March 1 2022.
The bundle is available in the UK and is priced at £89.99, compared to the typical price of £59.99 for a Chromecast with Google TV on its own.
While this bundle is £30 more expensive that the dongle on its own, six months of access to the standard Netflix membership (which is what is thrown in) costs £59.94.
So the Netflix Chromecast package offers a saving of almost £30 on the typical price of a Netflix membership, or effectively three months for free as the standard membership is priced at £9.99.
Access to the standard Netflix plan will let you stream in HD and watch on two different screens at the same time.