Is Netflix Free? No, But You Can Still Get It At No Charge, Here Is How

Aadhya Khatri - Oct 22, 2020


Is Netflix Free? No, But You Can Still Get It At No Charge, Here Is How

Netflix started two decades ago as a DVD rental service by mail order. Many might have heard about the service but the question remains: Is Netflix free?

Netflix started two decades ago as a DVD rental service by mail order. Many might have heard about the service but the question remains: Is Netflix free to use?

If you are new to the service and want to know how it works, read on to find out.

What is Netflix

Netflix is the first to switch to the streaming industry in 2007 and has since gained hundreds of millions of users worldwide.

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Netflix is the first to switch to the streaming industry in 2007

Before getting to the part where we answer the question ‘Is Netflix free,’ let’s take a look at the journey the service has gone through.

When it first started, the service licensed content from different distributors but as it grows stronger over years, Netflix begins to make its own movies and shows in 2013.

When making its own content proves to be a wise decision, Netflix starts to invest more in the production of original movies and series.

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As it grows stronger over years, Netflix begins to make its own movies and shows in 2013

While Netflix remains the first player in the industry, other services have emerged over the years, including Display Plus, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu.

However, the power of being the first did bring the service a strong standing in the minds of worldwide users. The name of the service is now associated with streaming movies and shows with people calling the whole experience Netflix.

How Netflix Makes Money

The service has for itself a large stock of content and to make a profit allowing users stream on-demand, it charges an amount of subscription fee.

It’s no denying that this’s a disappointing answer to the question ‘Is Netflix free’ as if it does, its reach would be incomparable.

So instead of looking for a free service with a similar extensive catalog, which is non-existent by the way, you can have a free period on offer if you know how.

We will talk about getting free content later. But if you don’t want to wait, jump right to the guide on how to have Netflix service for free, it’s under the ‘Is Netflix free’ section.

Is Netflix Free?

Sadly, no. Good content comes with a price and here is what you have to pay.

Netflix's growth from 2012 to 2020
Netflix's growth from 2012 to 2020

In India, individual casual streamers can get the service for a month at the price of Rs. 499 for 1 screen. If paying for a whole year, the fee is Rs. 5,988.

For a more serious streamer who wants to enjoy movies and shows anywhere, there is the Standard plan for Rs. 649 a month for one TV screen and one mobile screen. So the fee for a year is Rs. 7,788.

Paying for the Premium plan and you get access to content in HD and HD Ultra on laptops, tablets, smartphones, and TVs. The plan supports four screens. So for a year, you have to pay Rs. 5,988.

Those who are looking for the most affordable plans can opt for the Mobile tiers with Rs. 199 for a month with the Mobile plan and Rs. 349 per month for Mobile+.

If you compared to some other streaming services, Netflix isn’t the cheapest. But don’t worry, we will tell you some methods you can use to save a bit on subscription fees.

Is Netflix Free For Airtel Users?

Yes, but for only three months and you have to be a subscriber of a postpaid plan of Rs. 499 and above.

Is Netflix Free For Jio Users?

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Jio offers free Netflix subscription

Yes, and the terms are quite attractive.

Subscribers of Jio Postpaid Plus with tariff from Rs. 399 to Rs. 1,499 are in for free Netflix subscription and many other benefits.

Is Netflix Free For One Month In India?

It used to be free for the first month for newcomers. However, the company stopped the offer last year in India.

So if you are wondering ‘Is Netflix free for 30 days,’ the answer is no, and the 3 months Netflix free trial has also been revoked. But don’t be disappointed, there are many other ways to claim your free subscription.

How To Get Netflix For Free

If the subscription fee is too steep for you, you can try account sharing as a common method to save some money by using the same Netflix account with your family and friends.

Netflix sharing
You can try account sharing as a common method to save some money by using the same Netflix account with your family and friends

Many service providers in India offer free Netflix with their service or Netflix subscription at a discounted price. Jio and Airtel are two carriers that have a quite appealing benefit package for users.

On Tuesday, a Netflix executive said the company would offer Indian users a whole weekend of free service in the bid to expand its reach in India.

This plan follows a sluggish quarter ended in September for the company. Greg Peters - Chief Product Officer and COO at Netflix, at an earnings call, said the company would try several ways to pull in users from other parts of the world.

He said one of the measures is to offer free access to the service for a whole weekend in some markets. Netflix chose India where it has to compete with a large number of other services, including Amazon and Disney, as the testbed for the offer.

So in short, for the question ‘Is Netflix free?’ The answer is no, but there are several ways to save money and get the service free-of-charge.

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