Netflix is offering free access to some of its highest-rated original movies and shows to non-subscribers. This will enable users to watch limited Netflix content without any monthly fees and an account on the platform.
The streaming giant told Gadgets360 that the offer is part of a promotional campaign meant to attract new subscribers. The company said, “We’re looking at different marketing promotions to attract new members and give them a great Netflix experience.” In the COVID-19 pandemic, the platform has flourished even more by gaining millions of subscribers in the past few months due to stay at home orders around the world.
Netflix offering free access to non-subscribers
As per the report, the streaming giant is offering limited free access to several original series and movies, including Stranger Things, Murder Mystery, Élite, Boss Baby: Back in Business, Bird Box, When They See Us, Love Is Blind, The Two Popes, Our Planet, and Grace and Frankie.
Users will be able to watch movies in full with this free access offer, but only the first episode is available for TV shows. Movies are available in full length with a skippable 30-second add just before. Users do not need to create accounts to view this content and the available content will reportedly change on a regular basis.
In terms of devices, free access is available on Windows and Mac desktops, as well as browsers on Android. However, users will not be able to watch the free titles from an iOS device or a browser on their smart TVs. Given that the free access is available on macOS and iPadOS in-browser, it is unclear why Netflix has excluded iOS users from availing this offer.
Due to increased competition in the streaming video market, it is expected that free access to selected exclusives could help attract more users to the platform. The company’s competitor Apple TV+ is reportedly planning on extending the free trial of the service in an effort to gain new subscribers as well.
The streaming service boasts a vast collection of titles users can stream for every mood and preference. The free access to select Netflix originals is available globally, and users can find it here. The monthly subscription fee $12.99 for the standard plan and $15.99 for the premium plan.
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