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Chromecast sells out on Amazon, Best Buy

6:35 PM, Jul 27, 2013   |    comments
The Chromecast from Google.(Photo: Google)
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By Brett Molina
USA TODAY

It appears Google's TV device Chromecast is a big hit among consumers.

The dongle that allows users to stream Web video straight to their television has already sold out on Amazon and Best Buy. It's still available through the Google Play store, but consumers must wait 2-3 weeks to receive the device.

On Thursday, Google said they had to halt a promotion that offered 3 free months of streaming service Netflix with the Chromecast due to "overwhelming demand," reports The Los Angeles Times.

Unveiled Wednesday, the Chromecast plugs into an user's TV through HDMI input, and streams video content wirelessly. Users search for content through a tablet, smartphone or computer, then hit a Chromecast button to send it to your big screen.

The $35 device is compatible with apps such as Pandora, YouTube and Netflix.

Follow Brett Molina on Twitter: @bam923.

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