The quests for dominance in the online video streaming industry is shared across different services, each of them battling for your free time and attention, and of course, your wallet. While platforms like YouTube primarily believe user-submitted content that’s broadcasted for free of charge, other platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video aim to be more of a cable-replacement, offering premium-quality content usually behind a subscription paywall. But not everyone can experience premium paywalled content all the time, which makes it a touch difficult to entice potential subscribers to spare their money. One way is to supply lower payment threshold plans to lower the barrier of affordability, and Netflix is build up thereon by now offering a couple of of its original shows and films for everybody to observe for free of charge, even without having a Netflix account.
As spotted by OnlyTech, Netflix is now offering non-subscribers the power to observe Netflix Original series and films free of charge without having to make a Netflix account. The list of content available could possibly vary across regions.
- TV shows
- Stranger Things
- Boss Baby
- When They See Us
- Love is Blind
- Our Planet
- Grace and Frankie
- Murder Mystery
- Bird Box
- The Two Popes
All of those titles are available to play with an easy click on desktop and Android browsers. iOS browsers are not supported. Curiously, you can’t watch these for free of charge on the official Netflix app on Android or on Android TV.
What’s the catch, you ask? The only catch that we could spot was the very fact that only the primary episode is out there to observe for free of charge for the listed series.
In a statement to NDTV Gadgets, Netflix offered the subsequent statement:
We’re watching different marketing promotions to draw in new members and provides them an excellent Netflix experience.
There is no indication that this marketing promotion is temporary, but it’s best to form hay while the sun still shines. These movies and shows won’t be enough by themselves to convince users to choose an annual subscription, but they could just be the kickstart needed to urge some consumers onto the more basic and monthly subscription plans, just to seek out out what happens next within the series.
Visit Netflix employing a desktop browser or the browser on your Android phone (iOS isn’t supported for a few reasons). Also, you can’t use the Netflix app on your phone or smart TV, it’s to be through the browser.
That’s not ideal as the video is coming in low resolution and there’s no way to change it. Having a 4K stream available without an account would are an excellent thanks to testing if your Internet connection can handle it.