Watch what you want on premium Chromebooks with Google’s free Netflix deal

free netflix chromebook netflixpixelbook01
Dan Baker/Digital Trends
Google is now offering six months of free-Netflix subscription for anyone buying a premium Chromebook before the end of the year. Compatible with the Google Pixelbook, Samsung Chromebook Plus, and Chromebook Pro, the deal gives you full access to the streaming service for up to two simultaneous devices.

What started as an affordable alternative to Windows-powered laptops, Google’s Chromebooks have now expanded into a varied range of hardware options. Although most remain portable and relatively low-cost, there are much more expensive alternatives as well. Google’s Pixelbook, for example, comes in at a weighty $1,000 for the base version, but it has the hardware to match, so when choosing which Chromebook to opt for, there are a lot of options out there.

Perhaps to try and ease you into spending so much on a machine without access to Windows applications, Google has a number of attractive tie-in offers for anyone buying Chromebooks. Existing offerings give you free access to Google Play Music, Google Drive, and a voucher for $20 to the Google Play Store with certain Chromebook purchases. Now it’s sweetening the offer even more with the Netflix deal.

The Google Pixelbook is a top-of-the-line Chromebook and it has a hefty price tag to match, but this Netflix offer helps cut into that a little bit at least. It’s giving you access to the $11-a-month plan, so the six-month deal can save you around $66. In comparison, the Samsung Chromebook Pro is a little more affordable, so the savings will go that much further.

In fact, the Chromebook Plus and Pro are the only two Chromebooks compatible with the $20 Google Play Store offer that’s also running, so you can get yourself the most savings (with Google offers at least) by buying one of those.

Whatever you’re most interested in though, if you buy one you have until December 31 to redeem the offer via Google’s promotional website. You’ll then be given a code which can be redeemed via Netflix itself.

If special offers, deals, and promotions don’t interest you, though, and you just want to get your hands on the best Chromebook (or laptop) for you, check out some of our guides. We’ll talk you through all of the most important features to find a notebook that’s perfect for what you want to do.


Google may cancel future laptops, tablets as it makes cuts to hardware team

Google could be cutting back on hardware. According to a report from Business Insider, the company is reassigning dozens of employees in its laptop and tablet division as part of "roadmap cutbacks."

Here are the best Chromebook deals available in March 2019

Whether you want a compact laptop to enjoy some entertainment on the go, or you need a no-nonsense machine for school or work, we've smoked out the best cheap Chromebook deals -- from full-sized laptops to 2-in-1 convertibles -- that won't…

Tired of choosing between Windows and Mac? Check out these Chromebooks instead

We've compiled a list of the best Chromebooks -- laptops that combine great battery life, comfortable keyboards, and the performance it takes to run Google's lightweight Chrome OS. From Samsung to Acer, these are the Chromebooks that really…

Enjoy Windows on a Chromebook with these great tips and tricks

If you want to push the functionality of your new Chromebook to another level, and Linux isn't really your deal, you can try installing Windows on a Chromebook. Here's how to do so in case you're looking to nab some Windows-only software.

Walmart slices price on Canon ImageClass MF232W Wi-Fi laser printer

If you don’t need color printing, a monochrome laser printer like the Canon ImageClass MF232W can save you a lot of time and money. This beefy all-in-one Wi-Fi printer is on sale from Walmart for almost half off, letting you score it for…

Is 14 inches the perfect size for a laptop? These 4 laptops might convince you

If you're looking for the best 14-inch laptops, there are a number of factors to consider. You want good battery life, an attractive screen, solid performance, and a good build. Our favorites that do all that and more.
Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Write music with your voice, make homemade cheese

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

Get Corsair’s best mechanical keyboard at a decent discount

From March 17 to 23, you can get one of the best mechanical keyboards around at a great price. The Corsair K95 RGB Platinum is normally $200, but this week you can pick one up from Amazon for $160.

Need more from your conference white board? The Surface Hub 2 should have it

The Surface Hub 2 could be the most expensive whiteboard ever made, but it should be a powerful and capable one. With the ability to connect several of the 50-inch displays together, the picture at least, should be gorgeous.

Teens using Google Docs as the modern version of passing notes in class

Google Docs is reportedly being used by teens as a secret communications app. Instead of passing notes, students are now using the software's live chat function or comment boxes to talk with their friends while in the middle of classes.
Emerging Tech

A.I.-generated text is supercharging fake news. This is how we fight back

A new A.I. tool is reportedly able to spot passages of text written by algorithm. Here's why similar systems might prove essential in a world of fake news created by smart machines.

Windows updates shouldn't cause problems, but if they do, here's how to fix them

Windows update not working? It's a more common problem than you might think. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to troubleshoot it and in this guide we'll break them down for you step by step.

Here’s how you can watch today’s Nvidia GTC 2018 keynote live

Nvidia's rumored 7nm Ampere graphics could debut soon. The company will be kicking off its GPU Technology conference at 2 p.m. PT today, Monday, March 18, and you can watch the opening keynote here.

After fourth attack, hacker puts personal records of 26M people up for sale

A serial hacker going by the name of Gnosticplayers is selling the personal data of 26 million people who have been using the services of six different companies from across the world.