Netflix is offering all its content for Indian users for free this weekend. This means that all non-subscribers of Netflix who want to binge-watch on the streaming platform can do so on 5 and 6 December, 2020 without providing any card details.
“At Netflix, we want to bring the most amazing stories from across the world to all fans of entertainment in India. It’s why we’re hosting StreamFest: an entire weekend (December 5 12.01am-December 6 11.59pm) — of free Netflix,” Netflix India Vice President (Content) Monika Shergill said in a blogpost.
The move is aimed at bringing new users to the platform that competes against players like Amazon Prime Video, Disney Hotstar and Zee5 in the burgeoning OTT (over the top) market in India.
She added that non-users of Netflix can sign up with their name, email or phone number, and password — and start streaming without any payment.
During this one-time fest, everyone in India, irrespective of having a subscription o, will be able to get free access to all Netflix originals, films, popular series, award-winning documentaries, practically everything that is available on one of the most popular streaming apps in India.
Few important things to do to watch Netflix Free
Users need to open Netflix on either the app or on Desktop version. When the StremFest begins, you can simply sign up with your email ID and a password you create, or even your phone number. And Thats it ! You will get access to all the content and can start streaming right away.
- There are certain riders that follow, though. Anyone who signs in through StreamFest, will get access to only one stream in the standard definition in order to make sure no two persons are using the same log in details.
“…and to make sure everyone who comes in gets the best experience, we will have to limit the number of StreamFest viewers,” Netflix added in a statement.
“So, during StreamFest, if you see a message saying “StreamFest is at capacity”, don’t worry. We’ll let you know as soon as you can start streaming,” it noted.
She added that this has been done “because we want fans keen to try Netflix to experience it exactly the way our members do”.
Users logging onto StreamFest will be able to access every feature that members currently use like creating Profiles (including Kids’ Profiles), set Parental Controls, browse Netflix in Hindi, add series or films to ‘My List’, watch with subtitles or dubs, use Smart Downloads on mobile, and see the Top 10 list, Shergill explained.
Netflix has 195.15 million paid subscribers worldwide as of the third quarter of 2020. The company does not share country-specific user numbers.
Currently, Netflix offers monthly subscription plans across three price slabs of ₹499, ₹649 and ₹799, respectively, apart from the ₹199 mobile-only pack. Its competitors like Amazon Prime Videos, Hotstar and ZEE5 offer their services at cheaper subscription rates, ranging between ₹99-299 a month and ₹999 annually.
Netflix is offering two days of free streaming to non-subscribers in India. The company, as part of its free offering will let viewers watch shows, movies, documentaries, and other content on its platform for free on December 5-6. Netflix will, however, limit the number of viewers to provide the best user experience. How can you claim your two days of free Netflix?
Netflix, at the time of the announcement, had said that viewers can see a message that reads “StreamFest is at capacity” as it will be limiting the number of viewers on its platform at a time. The company will notify registered viewers who could not take advantage of the free offer during the weekend.All that the user needs to do is enter their phone number or email ID on the Netflix StreamFest website. Netflix will then notify the user within the week when they can get their two days of free Netflix.
Due to the overwhelming response to StreamFest, you might be seeing the message “StreamFest is at capacity”.
You could give us your email ID or phone number at https://t.co/pcAEKoyThA and we’ll let you know within the week when you can get your two days of free Netflix.— Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) December 5, 2020
Users do not need to pay any fee to binge watch shows on Netflix for free. Current non-users can sign up with their name, email or phone number and start streaming without any payment.
Once you have created the account, you can watch any show or movie on the streaming service for free during the 48-hour-long StreamFest. Netflix will limit the resolution to Standard Definition for StreamFest 2020.You will be able to access all features that current subscribers enjoy. This includes creating profiles (including Kids’ profiles), setting parental controls, browsing in Hindi, adding series or films to ‘My List’, watching with subtitles or dubs, using ‘Smart Downloads’ on mobile and will be able to see the ‘Top 10 list.