Netflix begins offering select content for free without a subscription

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
  • Elite
  • 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.

Source: OnlyTech via Gadgets 360

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