Netflix is attempting to expand its appeal by making some titles free for non-paying users in select markets. It’s making some premium movies and first episodes of select TV shows available. Netflix this week is starting to offer some of its best content for free. No account required. Here’s a look at how to watch.
Watch Netflix Content for Free
To watch the available content on Netflix for free, launch a browser on your computer or Android device, and head to this website. All the shows on the page can be streamed by clicking a button. Users are not required to create an account. Just start watching it. The content will air in full; with no commercials. Although each one will be preceded by a 30-second sizzle reel of Netflix’s popular content like “The Irishman”, “6 Underground”, and “The King”.
The movies are free in their entirety, but you only get the first episode of TV shows. An account is required to finish a full series. Hence the reason for the free sampler. The idea here is to entice you into signing up for the service.
It’s not certain how long this content will be available. But an FAQ notes that the selection may vary from time to time. This indicates that it might be rotating content on the free site. At the time of this writing these are the TV shows and films that are available to watch for free:
- 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 available content that’s streaming for free is available via a web browser on a computer or Android device. Apparently there is no support for iOS so those with an iPhone or iPad will need to use other means. There appears to be no word on the reason why iOS is not supported.
A Netflix spokesperson told TechCrunch: “We’re looking at different marketing promotions to attract new members and give them a great Netflix experience.”
This isn’t the first time Netflix has experimented with making some of its content free online. It previously made “To all the Boys I’ve Loved Before” available to non-paying users in the U.S. It also made one of its nature documentaries “Our Planet” available for free on YouTube.