Do you want to watch Netflix for free on your Smart Tv, a computer or a mobile phone? Netflix charges subscribers monthly to watch movies and TV series.
In this article, you will learn how to watch Netflix for free on your internet-enabled device.
I encourage you to read this article from the beginning to the end so you do not miss out any information on how to watch Netflix for free.
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- 1 Why Does Netflix Charge to Watch Movies?
- 2 Watch Netflix for Free via Netflix Watch Free
- 3 Watch Netflix for Free with 30 days Free Trial
- 4 Get Netflix Login from Friends, Family or Colleagues
- 5 Join A Group Buy
- 6 Frequently Asked Questions
Why Does Netflix Charge to Watch Movies?
Netflix is in the streaming business. They have to either buy movie rights or produce their contents (Netflix originals).
Buying of rights and production costs a lot of money so Netflix charges customers to make their money back and also make a profit.
One ridiculous deal was when Netflix bought La Casa De Papel (Money Heist) for 2$ after the series flopped on Antenna 3 TV in Spain.
After Netflix bought La casa de papel, the Netflix team cut it into 22 episodes of 50 minutes per episode, added some cliffhangers and renamed it to Money heist in non-Spanish Speaking countries.
The third and fourth season are originally produced by Netflix. Money Heist has gone to make Netflix a lot of money and also new subscribers.
In Nigeria, Media houses reported that Netflix bought Genevieve’s Lion Heart for a whooping sum of 3.8 million dollars.
It is not always a profit-making spree for Netflix. Sometimes they lose money too.
On December 12, 2016, Netflix cancelled Marco Polo after the second season. Sources reported that Netflix made a loss of 200 million dollars from the two seasons.
It is only normal for them to charge for their service.
However, you have your reasons for wanting to watch Netflix for free and I’m here to show you how you can do that.
Watch Netflix for Free via Netflix Watch Free
Netflix has introduced an offer where new customers or users can watch Netflix for free without signing up or paying any money.
On Netflix watch free, you can watch some of the popular series and movies on Netflix without paying a dime.
For TV series, you can only watch the first episode for free before Netflix will try to encourage you to create an account while you can watch an entire movie to the end.
Visit Netflix.com/watch-free and click watch now on any of the movies or series of your choice.
This only works on a Desktop computer, laptop, or Android phone. It does not work on iPhones or SmartTV’s.
At the time of writing this article, you can watch the following movies on Netflix watch free;
- Stranger things.
- Murder Mystery.
- Boss Baby Back in Business.
- Bird Box.
- When they see us.
- Love is blind.
- The two Popes.
- Our Planet.
- Grace and Frankie.
Netflix has stated that it could change the movie selections on its Netflix watch free page.
Watch Netflix for Free with 30 days Free Trial
Netflix had a 30 days free trial where new users could try Netflix for 30 days without paying any money. During this period, you could sign up as many times as possible with different email addresses and debit cards.
Creating an email address is entirely free and getting a credit card to use was not an issue. At that time, you could watch Netflix for a whole year without paying a penny.
The strategy used by Netflix then was to give you 30 days of unlimited entertainment hoping that you will be glued and in turn become a paying customer.
Recently, Netflix began to stop the 30 days free trial for some regions.
The 30 days free trial is no longer available in Nigeria, USA, United Kingdom and a lot of other territories.
Netflix is cancelling free trials at a time when other streaming platforms that launched recently are competing with Netflix and offering 30 days or more trials to woo customers.
The competition may get tougher and Netflix could decide to bring the free trials back – we don’t know if that is ever going to happen.
For now, Netflix still offers free trials for new users in Switzerland, Portugal and a few other countries.
Here’s how to watch Netflix for free with a Switzerland Netflix account;
Follow the steps below only if you have a way of getting a Switzerland phone number for Netflix verification.
Step 1: Download a VPN software or app.
Since we are looking to reduce cost, we will go for a free VPN. Windscribe will do the job perfectly.
Step 2: Register for a Windscribe account after you have downloaded the software. Windscribe will give you 10 gigabyte free usage every month.
Step 3: From the list of Windscribe servers, select Switzerland.
Step 4: Connect Windscribe by clicking the round switch button.
Step 5: Once Windscribe is connected to the Switzerland server, Visit Netflix.com on your browser.
Step 6: Enter your email address and click try for 30 days. On the next page you will need to set your password.
Step 7: Select any of the plan and click on the continue button at the bottom.
Step 8: Select your method of payment. You can pay with card, PayPal. You will not be charged till after your 30 days trial has exhausted.
Step 9: Verify with a Switzerland phone number.
Once verification is complete, you have access to watch Netflix for free for 30 days.
Get Netflix Login from Friends, Family or Colleagues
If you have friends, families or Colleagues that subscribe to Netflix premium or standard plan, you can ask them for a password to let you watch Netflix for free.
The Netflix premium plan costs 4,400 Naira in Nigeria and 17.99$ in the U.S. This plan allows four people to stream at the same time on Netflix.
The standard plan let’s two users watch at the same time and it costs 3,600 Naira monthly in Nigeria
Free Netflix from Network Provider
In the U.S, T-mobile has a network plan where you can use their service and get a free Netflix subscription. The plan offered by T-mobile is called Netflix on us. You can read more about it here.
You can contact your network provider and ask if they have such a plan.
Join A Group Buy
This method is not entirely free but it will reduce how much you need to pay for a Netflix plan.
A group buy means you contribute money with other people who also want to watch Netflix. It would be best if done among friends or colleagues.
In a group buy, one person is in charge of the email address and password to the Netflix account but the subscription fee is contributed by other members of the group buy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is Netflix charging me and I still need to Pay for Internet subscription?
Netflix is a different business from your network provider. Your network provider charges you for internet subscription so that you can access the internet; They do not share profits in any way with Netflix.
Youtube is Free, Why is Netflix Charging Money?
Youtube is a platform where anybody can upload videos for free. It costs little to nothing to produce most of the contents on Youtube. Youtube also shows adverts; These adverts generate money for Youtube and content creators. On the other hand, movies are expensive to create and Netflix does not show adverts.
How Do I Get Free Netflix for Life?
You can use the method we shared on getting a 30 days free trial. You rinse and repeat hoping Netflix does not cancel 30 days free trial in these countries.
Can I Pay for a One Year Netflix Plan at Once?
Yes, you can. You have to calculate how much one year costs for the Netflix plan you want to subscribe to. When you get the price, you have to buy a Netflix gift card equivalent and load it into your Netflix account. Netflix will deduct subsequent payments from the gift card you loaded.
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