Netflix is letting users around the globe watch some of its originals for free. The streaming service added a web portal for watching content without signing up for the service or initiating a free trial. Users can head to the company's website and choose to stream any movie from the list of offerings, or the first episodes if it is a series.
In a statement to Gadgets 360, the company said that it is “looking at different marketing promotions to attract new members and give them a great Netflix experience.”. The ability to stream content from a browser for free is available on Windows, macOS, and Android. A support page for the free option adds that iOS browsers are currently not supported.
The list of free offerings includes:
- Stranger Things
- Murder Mystery
- The Boss Baby: Back in Business
- Bird Box
- When they See Us
- Love Is Blind
- The Two Popes
- Our Planet
- Grace and Frankie
The streaming service previously experimented with a freemium model in India by offering the first episode of the ‘Bard of Blood’ – a Netflix original series – for free. Other efforts to increase subscribers in regions like India include introducing a more affordable, Mobile+ plan. It is currently not clear if the ability to stream for free is for a limited period, or if the firm continues to refresh the list with new content.