Here's how you can watch select Netflix originals for free, without a subscription

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on 31 Aug 2020
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You can now watch select Netflix original shows and movies without an account.

This is a marketing promotion and is available only on Android devices as of now.

The feature is also web-only.

Here's how you can watch select Netflix originals for free, without a subscription

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If you do not have a Netflix subscription but still want to check out some of the streaming giant’s content, well, you’re in luck. Netflix has enabled free access to a number of its original TV shows and movies. You can access these shows and movies without an account. The feature can be accessed through any desktop or Android browsers. The feature is not available on iOS browsers as of now. The feature is web-only. It is also not available on iOS, smart TVs, or Streaming sticks and is a marketing promotion to try and rope in new subscribers to the streaming service. In a statement to Digit, Netflix said, "We're looking at different marketing promotions to attract new members and give them a great Netflix experience.”. 

Watch select Netflix original shows and movies for free

You can head on over to Netflix and watch shows like Our Planet, Stranger Things, Bird Box and more for free. With the TV shows, you can watch the first episode for free and then you’ll be prompted to purchase a subscription to watch the rest of the series. It is a great way to get new customers to your service by giving them a wide range of content to sample before they make their purchase. Apple TV+ also has a similar feature where you can watch the first episode of select shows. This isn’t the first time Netlix has introduced this sort of feature as it previously made the first episode of Bard of Blood free for anyone to watch. Netflix also ran a campaign where the company offered users a one-month subscription for Rs 5, so they aren’t;t new to the free content business. 

To access the free content, head on over to netflix.com/watch-free and you’ll see a list of all the shows and movies you can watch for free, without creating an account. In fact, if you’re considering watching Netflix with your friends, you can check out our handy guide on how you can do exactly that. The company was also testing out its Mobile+ plan, priced at Rs 349 per month in India. You can read more about that here

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