Netflix is free in India on December 5 and 6 ( Saturday and Sunday), for an event which is called as “Netflix StreamFest”. The Netflix StreamFest in India has now begun and you can sign up to access the full Netflix library free for next 48 hours. The free access will be limited to one only streaming Standard-Definition (SD) at a time. But almost everything else will be as it is for Netflix subscribers. You can sign in, create different profiles, and add things to watch to your ‘My List’. It’s like having the Netflix Rs. 499 ‘Basic Subscription’ pack free for two days.
Netflix is free for all new people and the users in India starting from today. You can use Netflix.com/StreamFest to sign up for free. After that you can watch it anywhere, from your Android and iOS phones to your Smart TV. You can also watch it on any TV with a streaming device, and on any internet browser.
And the best part to sign up for free Netflix in these two days of StreamFest is that you don’t have to provide any payment details, such as a credit or a debit card number which we usually need to during the free trial. All you need is your name, email address or your phone number, and a password.
According to Netflix, the response for the streamfest has been so high and that so many users have signed up so now whoever is trying to sign in is now facing an error and will be getting error messages when trying to access StreamFest. The company tweeted, “Due to the overwhelming response to StreamFest, you might be seeing the message “StreamFest is at capacity”.
However, this is nothing to worry about, because Netflix also said that if you share your email ID or phone number, it will let the people who have signed in know within a week about when they can get two days of free Netflix.
Getting two days of free access to Netflix’s entire library is a great way test and try before you decide to subscribe. But there’s also another way of trying Netflix before you pay for it. Netflix is also offering free access during these days to some of its shows and films including Stranger Things, Bird Box, The Two Popes, Our Planet, When They See Us, and Boss Baby: Back in Business among others.
This shows will be having one high-definition stream and people don’t even need to create an account for it. But the free content provided by them on Netflix is limited and only works in a browser on Android, Windows PCs, and Mac devices.
These two days of Netflix StreamFest in India looks to be really a good way for interested viewers to see and check the best of what Netflix has got them to offer, and decide if Stranger Things, or The Witcher, or Netflix’s licensed catalogue, offer enough to make it worth paying and subscribing to the most expensive streaming service throughout the country.
Netflix paid subscription starts at Rs 199 for a single mobile-only (Android and iOS) SD stream at a time. Its Basic Plan that provides Netflix on other devices besides the android and IOS is at an amount of Rs. 499. The Rs. 649 Standard Plan gives you High-Definition (HD) streaming access on two devices simultaneously at a time.
Subscription to competitors like Disney+ Hotstar Premium starts at Rs. 299 for amonth and to Amazon Prime Video, which comes with Amazon’s other Prime offerings including Amazon Music, starts at Rs. 129 per month. While Disney+ Hotstar doesn’t, Amazon also offers a 30-day free trial as well!