Get free Netflix in India officially on weekends from December. The video streaming major is all set to free Netflix to non-subscribers in India starting on December 5-6 which may get extended over a few weekends. This free Netflix on weekend offer will not only be limited to a specific set of titles, but the whole Netflix catalogue will be available for free.
Netflix lately has been facing some good competition from homegrown OTT players, Prime Video and Hotstar Disney+ in the country.
Free Netflix on weekends will help the streaming major to get more users in India. All consumers in India will get free access to the entire Netflix catalogue. This includes films, original series, documentaries, reality shows and everything for the weekend.
Free Netflix Activation: How To Get Free Netflix In India?
Users need to sign up with their name, email or phone number and password for the free Netflix offer. You need to sign up on StreamFest by Netflix to start streaming free Netflix content. In case you are already registered, you just need to log in with your required credentials.
The free Netflix weekend offers is available across all the platforms. So you can login from smart TV, gaming console, iOS and Android apps and also the web to stream free Netflix.
Do mind, the free Netflix weekend offer will only be available in SD quality, and not HD or Full HD or 4K. All the free streaming will be restricted to a single stream in standard definition (SD) quality.
Why Free Netflix: Facing Heat From Prime Video, Hotstar Disney+?
Netflix has experimented with a mix of different free streaming strategies and pricing plans to expand user base in India. Free Netflix for a weekend will probably open up new gates for people to know about what the steaming service is offering. India is a major market for Netflix for growth in the near future.
Netflix recently stopped offering a free 30-day trial in India and other countries.
The company also launched a low-cost mobile-only plan priced at Rs 199 per month in India, which later was rolled out to other Asian markets as Malaysia and Philippines.
Netflix charges the highest among the top OTT platforms in India. Compared to foreign rivals Disney+ Hotstar and Amazon Prime Video, Netflix has the most costly premium plan. Netflix recently partnered with Reliance Jio to offer an integrated service with postpaid plans and set-top boxes.
Amid the pandemic and lockdowns, Netflix revenue from international markets increased by 66 percent to $635 million compared to $382 million last year.
India is a key content hub for the streaming service. Last year in December, Netflix announced plans to spend Rs 3,000 crore on content programming in India in 2019 and 2020. Currently it worked with more than 60 productions in India. 27 original films have already been released alongside 17 original series on Netflix with more to follow.