Netflix is, once again, about to start offering some customers the chance to tune into its streaming platform for free. Yes, instead of paying the usual subscription charges, there will be an option to watch without parting with any cash. UK viewers haven’t been able to watch for free since Netflix removed its free trials back in 2019 …and unfortunately, there’s no sign of the free one-month trial coming back. However, things are about to change in other parts of the world.
Netflix has promised that its new no-cost plan will be completely advert-free and feature shows such as Money Heist, Bridgerton and Blood & Water. And now, before you get too excited about watching endless boxsets without paying a penny it’s only going live in Kenya for now.
And that’s not the only caveat as users will only be able to view a limited number of shows and only on Android devices. That means it won’t work on TVs, iPads or Apple’s hugely popular iPhone.
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Netflix is launching this free service in a bid to boost its user numbers. The streaming platform hopes that those tuning in without paying will then like what they see and upgrade to a full paid plan. It’s a good idea and, if successful, it could launch in other parts of the world.
Speaking about the new free plan Cathy Conk, Director, Product Innovation, said: “Today, we’re launching a free plan that allows people to enjoy Netflix ad-free on Android mobile phones in Kenya. When you sign-up, no payment information is required. All you have to do is enter your email, confirm you are 18 or over and create a password. Then you can sit back and watch many of Netflix’s most popular series and films, as well as enjoy our personalized recommendations, parental controls, and profiles (including kids).
“If you’ve never watched Netflix before — and many people in Kenya haven’t — this is a great way to experience our service. And if you like what you see, it’s easy to upgrade to one of our paid plans so you can enjoy our full catalog on your TV or laptop as well.”
The free plan will start rolling out in Kenya today with a full launch expected over the next few weeks.
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