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Netflix lets you watch select TV shows for free, but there’s a catch

On: February 15, 2021

Netflix India hosted first-of-its-kind Streamfest in the country back in December where anyone could watch the entire catalog of the OTT platform without signing up or paying anything. It was basically free Netflix for a limited duration. This was meant to attract new users in the country. The Streamfest might be over but users can still watch select titles for free.

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Netflix has a dedicated microsite on its website, where new users can check out some of the most popular shows and movies for free. The intention behind the offer is the same as Streamfest, where Netflix wanted users to experience the content available and prompt them to sign up. However, there’s a catch to this.

How to watch Netflix TV shows for free

Netflix is offering popular TV Shows and Movies for free to users but with a catch

Netflix is offering popular TV Shows and movies for free to users, but with a catch

If you’re wondering how to watch Netflix for free in India, you can do so from the dedicated microsite. However, to keep it fair to creators and prompt users to sign up, Netflix is only allowing users to watch the first episode for free.

Thus, if you want to continue watching these shows, you’ll have to sign up for a Netflix plan. Netflix plans in India start from Rs 199 for Netflix Mobile plan and go up to Rs 799 for Netflix Premium.

Here’s how to watch Netflix TV series for free:

  1. Visit the official page for Netflix watch free
  2. Scroll through the shows listed on the page
  3. Click on ‘Watch Now’ below the show to start watching

The above page works only on web browsers on Windows and Mac, along with Android devices.

Free to watch TV shows on Netflix

Netflix is offering free access to select TV shows to its users

Netflix is offering free access to select TV shows to its users

The Netflix Watch Free page has listed a total of seven popular shows, of which the first episode can be watched for free. These include the much-popular Netflix Original Stranger Things and Elite. Other popular shows listed on the page are Boss Baby: Back In Business, When They See Us, Love Is Blind, Our Planet, and Grace and Frankie.

The list of the free to watch TV shows and movies keeps changing according to the frequently asked questions on the official page of Netflix Watch Free.

Netflix free trial India: can you still avail it?

Notably, in the past users could enjoy the Netflix first month free before signing up. However, the company pulled the plug on the Netflix 1 month free trial right before the Streamfest was announced. As such, interested users in India can longer try out the platform for 30 days before signing up, and will have to select one of the paid plans.

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