Gone are the days of the 30-day free trial that Netflix used to offer.
On top of that, they don’t even offer some of the free content that once used to exist as a hidden gem in their menu at the end of their site.
So how do you get Netflix for free?
Is it even possible to watch any content from the biggest video streaming service on the planet?
Too bad for us, Netflix has cut out their free trial, since they have already got a majority of their customers locked in.
Insert sad face here.
Things sure have changed but there are a few hidden tips that can allow you to get Netflix for free.
Whether you are that desperate or you’re like me and you simply want to save more money.
Then again, you can be broke and looking for a way to see what all the fuss is about with Squid Game.
Whatever the case may be, I want to show you a few ways that you might be able to get Netflix for free.
Check out our list below and see how you can kind of work around one of their premium memberships.
1. Get a FREE Netflix Trial
If there’s one way to get Netflix for free, it’s going to be through their 30-day trial.
It’s not thrown out there like it was when they first started but you can definitely still get your free trial.
This will only last for 30 days, so watch as much as you can or create a different account with a different email address before Netflix stops you from doing so soon.
How to get your FREE Netflix Trial
To get your free Netflix trial, you need to head to Netflix.com or download the Netflix app.
From there, you will see a little box that requires your email address, along with a button labeled “get started”.
Enter your email address and click the get started button.
You will be redirected to their pay now page, which will have the free trial option.
Pick that, and you can now get Netflix for free.
This is only for 30 days, so enjoy it and be ready to make a decision once your time is up.
* Update: Netflix is no longer offering a 30-day free trial in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the UK.
I know, it sucks for those of you who haven’t gotten a chance to utilize Netflix to get in on the conversations about Squid Game but there are no free trials in the United States.
You can still get a free trial in some countries, but even at that, they will soon discontinue it once they get more people signed up.
They got almost everyone signed up, and now they don’t need us to help with their marketing efforts.
It’s the same reason Starbucks changed its rewards program.
Sorry guys, we will always end up losing.
Sharing is definitely caring, especially if you want to get Netflix for free.
I do it (shhh) and I’m sure many others do too.
However, things aren’t like they used to be, where one Netflix account can feed the whole block.
Netflix got a little smarter and now your friend’s grandma’s uncle’s brother’s dog’s cousin can’t hop on your account.
These days, one basic membership of Netflix is good for just one person.
I know, it sucks but, you can still share or use another person’s Netflix account.
It’s going to cost you a few more dollars but it’s well worth it.
I pay $17.99/month and I let three other people use it.
My mother-in-law, my sister-in-law, and my brother.
This is Netflix’s Premium membership and it allows up to four users.
Then we have their standard level, which costs $13.99, and then their Basic membership which costs $8.99/month.
I know this is not the best way to get Netflix for free but it’s one way that it can be done.
Of course, there are other perks that come with each plan but these are mainly used for the number of users per account.
You can make the resolution help you decide but look to spend a lot more depending on the next available plan.
Do keep in mind that the premium plan now only offers up to five members per account.
Don’t be like me and end up getting booted off because everyone else wants to use YOUR Netflix account.
3. Get a Netflix Giftcard
Acquiring a Netflix gift card is one of the best ways to get Netflix for free.
It’s legal and legit, and you don’t have to pay for it.
And no, I don’t mean taking it from someone or trying to find some kind of secret code to get you access.
You will need to do this the old-school way and put in a request.
I’m sure some of you have been asked: “hey, blank, what do you want for blank?”.
Most of the time you don’t know what you want (because you have it all) but this is the best time for you to say, “oh, you can get me a Netflix gift card”.
They will be pleased that they don’t have to get you something you won’t like and you, my friend, will get Netflix for free without even trying.
Don’t forget that you can always gift a Netflix gift card to someone who you think is worth it or who is also looking to get Netflix for free.
4. Internet Service Providers
Depending on where you live in the world, your internet/cable provider might have a promotion for Netflix.
Some have it for new members, and others offer it just for having you as a paying customer.
Do ask, as some don’t advertise it but I have seen this in many places but never thought of it as a plus, as I was already paying for Netflix.
Why would they do such a thing?
They can use this to attract new members or because they get a sweet deal from Netflix by purchasing many accounts.
Whatever the reason, there’s no reason you can’t and shouldn’t take advantage of such an offer.
5. Get a VPN
Protecting your virtual life is a serious matter, especially with all the scams that the desperate in this world have created.
This is where virtual private networks step in and give you peace of mind that your information is protected, even while using public WIFI.
That’s great and all but there’s more than a VPN can do, like getting you to utilize the 30-day trial that Netflix offers.
You simply need to create a VPN and connect to a server in a different country, preferably one where Netflix isn’t so popular.
You can use Russia or Switzerland, which Netflix is still trying to gain a foothold on.
Once that is done, you can get on to Netflix, create a new account, and voila!
You have just unlocked another 30 days of Netflix.
Frequently Asked Questions
A lot has changed since Netflix arrived on the scene.
Some of you might be confused about how some people might be watching Netflix for free but you aren’t able to do the same.
I know, it makes you feel as if you are doing something wrong but that’s not the case.
Netflix has started its restrictions in certain countries and a lot has changed for 2021.
To weed out all options, here are some of the questions that we have found answers to.
Can students get Netflix for free?
No. Students do not get Netflix for free and there aren’t any discounts.
Can senior citizens get Netflix for free?
No. Senior citizens no longer get Netflix for free and there aren’t any discounts.
Can disabled veterans get Netflix for free?
No. Disabled veterans no longer get Netflix for free and there aren’t any discounts
What countries offer free Netflix?
Switzerland, Portugal, Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Nigeria
Netflix no longer offers any free services in some countries and that might be the case once they have taken over the world.
For now, I hope this list of ways to get Netflix for free is of some help to you.
Is Netflix Worth Getting?
I once had a love/hate relationship with Netflix but I finally considered it one of our needed expenses.
For one, I never liked watching TV, as I was too busy working on my home-based business.
Is it worth it?
I think so.
As I mentioned earlier, I pay for their premium membership and I share it with my family.
And, according to Insiderintelligence.com, Netflix has over 209 million paid users.
That’s neither a good nor bad thing but it shows that its popularity is still growing and has tons of room to grow.
I was never willing to pay the then price of $7 for Netflix because I thought its movies and shows were the rejects but things have definitely changed.
Now, they have some pretty awesome shows that aren’t just Breaking Bad.
I’ve recently binged on Manifest, Outerbanks, and of course, the oh-so-popular Squid Game.
Just one of those shows is worth the $17.99 and I only see the lineup getting better in the near future.
Then again, they better up their game as their prices are only continuing to go higher with more limitations.
Alternatives to Netflix
I know we all want to get Netflix for free but it’s not the easiest thing to do for some of us.
So, what do we do if we cut the cord and decided to go digital but Netflix isn’t in your best interest?
You give other streaming services a shot.
Hulu and Amazon Prime are the next best services but there are several others that I would recommend.
They have some pretty sweet series that you can binge on and their prices are very much affordable.
But do you want to know the best part about most of these Netflix alternatives?
Most of them offer a free trial!
Yup, you get to watch movies for like 30 days, without having to commit to anything.
Now when those 30 days are up, you can go back to Netflix and at least pay for their $8.99 membership.
Netflix is Here to Stay
It still makes me cringe thinking about how Blockbuster turned down Netflix over a deal that could’ve yielded billions of dollars for the now-extinct DVD rental service.
Without understanding how the digital world was about to swoop in, Blockbuster made one of the biggest business mistakes in US history.
If you don’t know what Blockbuster or even what a DVD is, you might want to read about them here.
To make a long story short, Blockbuster turned down purchasing Netflix for $50 million.
To you, that is probably a lot of money until you learn that Netflix rakes in about $950 million each and every month on just subscriptions alone.
Blockbuster is now closed and it hurts to pass by the same buildings that used to house them.
No more renting DVDs and no more driving to browse through the huge selection of movies and TV shows.
Netflix has taken over and they will not be going anywhere for a really long time.
Unless, of course, Hulu or Amazon Prime steps it up, which seems likely in just a few years’ time.
So if you are still on the fence about getting one of Netflix’s plans, now might be a good time to give in.
Do you know any secrets on how to get Netflix for free?
Do you remember the days when Netflix had a free trial?
We all have something to share and sometimes it’s just how Blockbuster lost the battle to Netflix.
Whatever the case may be, please do share your experience below.