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How To Get Netflix For Free : The Legal Path(s) to Netflix and Chill

Netflix can be said to be the most popular streaming service today and it has a ton of great content, which includes original shows and movies you can’t watch anywhere else. Many content streaming services are out there but none has been able to match the kind of popularity and growth that Netflix enjoys worldwide. But Netflix is not Free and it costs as much as Rs. 799 or $15.99 per month or around Rs. 9600 or $190 per year, which is no small amount.

You could do a lot with that money, which includes saving it for a rainy day or buying something you wanted, but you spent it on “Netflix and Chill” sessions. But did you know there still are some ways you can access the content on Netflix – without having to pay? With a little bit of time and some effort – along with creativity, you don’t have to spend anything to watch the latest Netflix shows and movies. In our guide, we’ll show you exactly how to get Netflix for Free. Let’s get started.

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1. Using the Free Netflix Trial Offer

An excellent way to enjoy watching shows on Netflix at no cost is – the Free One-Month Trial period. Its time you took them up on their offer if you haven’t availed it already. This way you can enjoy unlimited access to all their content for a complete month – without having to pay anything at all. Frankly speaking, it’s the simplest and the best way to watch unpaid Netflix, even if it’s just for one month. You may ask how to go about it? Well, just create an account without actually subscribing to any of their listed plans and voila Netflix will send you their introductory mail. Just click on the link, complete your profile and sit back on your couch.

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Don’t Forget to Cancel Your Free Trials

There is one important piece of information to know before Netflix can make you a part of their profit. It’s very important to remember canceling before the trial period is over if you do decide to make a new Netflix account every time you want to take advantage of the free trial. Your billing method might charge you if you don’t cancel in time.

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2. Enjoy Unlimited Free Netflix Trials Multiple Times

Under normal circumstances, you are eligible to only sign up for one Netflix free trial. Well, this is how Netflix intended the system to work like. Did you know though, it’s actually possible to sign up for more than one free trial! If you use different billing methods or email ID’s to create a new account every time, you can sign up for more trials every time your old one gets over.

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Who’s Account is it then?

To sign up for free Netflix trials, you need a debit card, credit card, PayPal account, or Netflix gift code. Make sure you have first logged out of your previous account and cleared your browser cache and internet history, before creating a new account. Netflix will see you as a potential customer and it’s not difficult to guess what’s gonna happen next. Everything mentioned in method 1 repeats. Lastly, once you have exhausted all your free trials, make it a point to cancel your membership. You probably wouldn’t want to get charged automatically if you’re here reading this.

3. Waiting for Netflix to Give You Attention, They Do!

Do you know what happens after the trial period ends? Well, you can just end up being lucky, and Netflix can send you a special link to another additional trial – just to help you make up your mind. What’s marketing for them could be a real profit to you, then, why don’t you use it? This has been known to happen but it is quite a time-taking process and not foolproof. Sometimes it can take months for Netflix to send you a second free trial invite, and it does not apply to everyone. Additionally, there is a possibility of not being charged for the first month if you sign up for the service after a year or so after your first free trial ends.

Discounted First Month Subscription After 30 Day Trial
Netflix Offering Discounted First Month Subscription After Free Trial

We’ve seen some users get up to 3 trials in a year by this, by the luck of course. The first one when they signed up for the service for the first time. The second one was when a few months later, Netflix sent them a promo email. The third one was around a year or so when the user was signing up for Netflix and paying the monthly fee right away but got another free trial for whatever reason.

4. Sharing is Caring, Borrowing Does No Harm

To get Netflix access for free for a longer time without having to sign up for free trials every month, you’ll have to be super nice to friends and family who are already paying for the service. 3 out of 4 of Netflix’s plans allow for streaming on multiple devices at the same time. Separate profiles can be created that let you create your own list of movies and TV shows to watch, set a language preference, and get personalized recommendations.

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All you need to do is ask your friends or family members to hook you up with their Netflix credentials. Once you have done that, you can create your own profile to start binge-watching for free. This isn’t the easiest thing to pull off, but it can be done. Unfortunately, it isn’t possible to assign a different password to each profile, so the owner of the account will be able to see exactly what you have been watching. There are ways to delete your Netflix history though if you aren’t exactly proud of what you’ve been watching.

5. Free Netflix Offers from Mobile operators, ISP’s…

Some companies, including cell phone providers and ISP’s, offer promotions that include a free Netflix account. This isn’t exactly free since you need to buy something to get it, but it still is a valid way. This though, calls for a wait-and-watch approach. If you’re in the market looking for a new phone or network provider anyway, it could be worth checking to see if this would be a good deal. Bonus points if you’re already a customer of a company that provides free Netflix, there’s no downside to taking advantage of the offer.

Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone have in the past, bundled subscriptions for video streaming platforms including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Zee5 and more with the postpaid bill plans as well as prepaid recharge packs. You might want to check out and ask your operators if any such plan is in the works right now. Outside India, you can get Netflix for free on eligible plans from T-Mobile, which include Magenta and T-Mobile One Plus. Verizon had a similar offer sometime back for Fios customers, but it looks like that has already expired. As always, there’s a chance it will come back soon.

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Terms and conditions apply, though. All you need is keeping your eyes and ears open and waiting for the right offer to come along, grabbing it with both hands. Deals like these can change rather quickly, so we might be able to see more of them sometime down the line. We’ll be updating this post if that happens, so do stay tuned. Just in case we missed any major ones, please do let us know in the comments down below.

6. Streaming Netflix Online with Friends

Having your own Netflix account is relaxing but what if you just can’t get one? What if you wish to see the same show as your friends but only they have a Netflix account? Well, you can stream Netflix online while someone else watches it on their browser using services like Metastream. This is really cool and even syncs up the videos to match the pace. Just be sure to have a great network connection.

7. Check out Free Netflix Coupons on Websites/Get Yourself a Netflix Gift Card Gifted

Checking out popular coupon websites like some mentioned below is also a good idea to find Netflix freebies. Chances are that you could come across codes or coupons for Netflix which give you limited-time access to the content platform.

Also, you can always get someone known to you to gift Netflix gift cards to you. Take this to be a perfect opportunity to answer your birthday/Christmas/festive gift question. These can be bought online from sites likes Amazon, Target and Walmart. You can go to netflix.com/redeem, followed by entering the 11-digit PIN code received in the gift card mail, and that’s it. You now have Netflix at your beck and call and it’s all yours!

Netflix today has undoubtedly become more of a staple in the lives of many, and its popularity can’t be seen decreasing anytime soon. So if you’re dead serious about wanting to get Netflix for free – this is the time to go for it using any of the easy ways explained above.

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