Google Chromecast Biggest Fan Is Netflix CEO Reed Hastings | Variety (click for full article) The CEO touts Google's cheap TV companion as 'the all-time great stocking-stuffer' by Todd Spangler - Nov. 22, 2013 -- The Netflix CEO is especially bullish on Google's Chromecast - touting the cheap adapter as "the all-time great stocking-stuffer" in an exclusive interview with Variety. Netflix was the critical launch partner for the $35 Chromecast dongle, which went on sale in late July and sold out initial inventory in less than a day. A big enticement was the limited-time offer of three free months of Netflix with a Chromecast purchase (a promo for which Google footed the bill). Hastings expects even bigger things from the little gizmo. He wanted to work with Google because he sees an opportunity to create a new category: a low-cost device that turns a regular TV into a smart TV coupled with "this radical, beautiful proposition that there is no remote control."