Netflix is undoubtedly everyone’s favorite platform to watch movies and series. Now, we understand that paying for it every month might be difficult for some.
“I do not like free stuff,” said no one EVER. Being able to binge-watch your favorites without having to pay is close to what we call happiness.
Many websites on the internet claim to give you access to Netflix accounts for free. However, we suggest you not waste your time on them. Most of the accounts and passwords are fake. Moreover, they also pose a great threat to your security. Mostly they contain links through which they hack your device.
No website in the world is going to give you Netflix accounts for free. We mean, there’s no logical explanation for why a person would be giving away free Netflix accounts! Previously, Netflix used to offer a free trial of one month. However, they have discontinued this offer from October 2020 due to their new policies. But, there are a few alternative methods that you can try.
In this article, we are going to tell you a number of ways that you can watch your favorite shows and movies at an affordable price.
How To Watch Netflix At An Affordable Price:
Here are some ways to watch Netflix easily:
1) Borrow Netflix from your friends/family
The easiest way to watch Netflix for free is to borrow your family member’s account or your friends’. A premium Netflix account allows people to watch on 4 different screens at the same time. If you need to watch a specific series/movie and only require Netflix for a limited period of time, say less than a month, then borrowing is the best option for you. This way, you won’t have to pay for the entire month to watch just one movie or show.
Sharing the same account with your friends
2) As said in point number 1, a premium Netflix account lets four people watch on four different screens all at the same time. If you love to watch Netflix all year long but have issues in paying a lot of money every month, then this option is the best for you. Subscribing to a premium account costs $17.99/month. Expensive, right? But when you share an account, you split the bill too. This way, if four people are using the same account, each person would have to pay only $4.5/month.
However, you need to keep in mind that if there are too many people logging in to one account, you may not be able to sign in and stream. For example, if someone else is watching a show on your screen and want to watch it simultaneously, you won’t be able to stream. For this, you will have to ask the person to stop watching, or you need to log in later.
3. Netflix documentaries on YouTube:
During the pandemic, covid-19, people were forced to stay indoors. Netflix released a few documentaries on YouTube, which were based on the genre of educational films and documentaries.
These shows serve as a medium to help the students and the teachers. You simply have to navigate to the Netflix official account on YouTube and find the free playlist containing the documentaries.
4. Use Swagbucks:
It is an amazing reward offering site. It offers several methods through which you can earn Swagbucks and exchange them for PayPal cash or gift cards.
It doesn’t directly give out the Netflix gift card. It will give you an Amazon gift card from where you can redeem the Netflix gift card.
As you can use it from your mobile, while online shopping visit the Swagbucks to get the refund benefits.
5. Using Netflix cookies:
They store Netflix cookies as text documents on your browser. You can send this cookie from one browser to another by the means of exporting and importing, respectively.
Once you insert the Netflix cookie in another browser, without using your username and password, you can stream the Netflix videos from your Netflix premium account.
We can use Netflix cookies on both laptop and mobile. If you do not want to spend any penny on buying the premium account, then using cookies seems to be the best option.
6. Get T-Mobile:
Switching to T-Mobile is also one way to get a free Netflix account. T-Mobile offers to pay for the basic Netflix subscription if you select the Magenta plan.
If you own T-Mobile ONE with ONE plus then you receive a discount of $10.99 on $13.99. This way you will end up paying only $3 for the Netflix account.
This proves to be a great option while saving money and making the Netflix account more affordable. Do note that it only is useful if your current provider is more expensive than T-Mobile.
Alternatives for Netflix Free Accounts
Netflix does offer a wide range of movies and series to watch, but it can’t have everything. And with the rise in prices, many people are looking for affordable alternatives.
Below are some alternatives for Netflix that we’ve picked for you.
1) Amazon Prime
Even though Amazon Prime was only launched in 2016, it has grown as famous as Netflix. As a matter of fact, currently, it has more subscribers than Netflix! Amazon Prime offers a wide range of movies and series of various genres. Moreover, you get access to ad-free music, free and fast shipping benefits, early access to exclusive deals, and more.
Amazon Prime lets you watch on up to 3 devices at once- phone, laptop, or TV, it’s your choice! Features like downloadable videos and parental control are available, and that too at a price less than Netflix.
Moreover, you can go for 30 days Amazon prime trial without spending a single dollar from your pocket. You can later upgrade your plan to a premium version.
Price: $8.99 per month (plus taxes).
2) CBS aka Paramount
CBS All Access changed its name to Paramount+ in March 2021. Paramount+ delivers films, dramas, news, cartoons, and comedies. It is a good alternative for those who want to watch CBS originals as soon as they’re aired on television. This application may not offer many options for the general audience, but it’s good for the fans of CBS shows.
With Paramount+, you can watch a number of old and current shows and some live content from CBS’s new channels. It features over 30,000 TV episodes and 2500 movie titles. You can also claim their 7 days free trial to check if you like the services or not.
Price: Premium- $9.99/month (no ads) and Base- $4.99/month (with ads).
3) YouTube Premium
YouTube Premium is a subscription service offered by YouTube. This service provides ad-free access to all the videos and also to YouTube originals. The app allows you to watch ad-free videos on YouTube music, YouTube gaming, and YouTube kids apps.
The best thing that a subscriber gets is the option to play the video or audio while using another app (by minimizing the app), a feature that non-subscribers long for. Also, you can watch videos offline by downloading them. You can enjoy the features of a paid membership on up to 10 devices at the same time. That’s a lot of devices!
YouTube premium comes with 30 days of free trial that you can sign up for without paying a single fee. Later, you can upgrade to the premium version easily.
Price: Premium- $11.99/month (after a month of free trial). For an extra $6, you can add as many as five family members to your premium subscription.
Hulu is a leading premium streaming service offering TV shows and movies. It lets you choose from a number of different add-ons like HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, etc. (Of course, they charge you for that).
On Hulu, you can find full seasons of hit TV shows of past and present, last night’s episode from major TV networks, cartoons for kids, classic family movies, and much more. Anime fans can find subbed and dubbed shows as well. It also has a variety of Hulu original shows, dramas, and documentaries. Hulu subscribers can choose from over 20+ networks such as Comedy Central, ABC, Animal Planet, and History.
Additionally, if you are a student, you can grab Hulu at a discounted price with their pricing structure. Like other alternatives on our list, Hulu also offers a free trial for its users.
Price: $5.99/month,$59.99/year (ad-supported), $11.99/month (without ads), and For students: $1.99/month
5) Disney Plus Hotstar
Disney Plus Hotstar is a collaboration between Disney Plus and Hotstar. It is a video streaming service that has all the Disney originals and tons of other series from TV channels such as HBO. It is also widely known for covering live cricket matches. You can access Disney Plus Hotstar from many devices- desktop web, Android, IOS, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire Stick. If you’re a Marvel or Star Wars fan, then go for this application without any doubts. You will enjoy access to the whole Avengers and Star Wars film series on this streaming service.
Price: India: $4.00/Monthly and $20.06/Yearly, UK: $11.99/Monthly and $77.36/Yearly. US: $9.99/Monthly and $74.99/Yearly.
Frequently Asked Questions
No. Netflix does not provide any free trial. Although it used to provide a 30-day trial, the offer was discontinued.
Amazon Prime Video is a highly suggested alternative to Netflix at a cheaper price.
There is no legal or safe way to watch Netflix for free of cost. The only way you can watch Netflix for free is by borrowing someone else’s account.
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Wrapping things up, there are many applications in the market competing to take your hard-earned money. It’s totally up to you and your financial comfort which one you should use.
There are both expensive and cheap options available. Though you might not get the range, you’d get from expensive services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
If you ask us, my suggestion would be to use either an account shared by 4 or more people, which will decrease the amount you pay every month. Or, use Amazon Prime Video.
There are many illegal sites where you can watch and download movies and series, but those do not guarantee the safety of your phone/laptop. So, it’s better not to keep them as an option.
Lastly, if you really want to watch Netflix for free, just use your sibling’s or friend’s account!