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Though different rivals have tried to unseat it, Netflix retains its place because the strongest streaming platform on the planet. Maybe that’s the reason you’ll be able to afford to launch a brand new subscription mode without charge . That is proper, having Netflix without spending a dime is not a dream, it’s nearly a actuality that’s already within the testing section.
The platform is testing a new free subscription , which permits customers to entry Netflix by merely signing up with their e mail, with out the necessity to enter a bank card or pay by different means.
For now, Netflix’s free plan is simply obtainable in Kenya for Android smartphones.
“When you’ve by no means watched Netflix earlier than (and lots of people in Kenya have not), it is a good way to check the service ,” Cathy Conk, director of product innovation, stated in a press release .
It’s price mentioning that this modality doesn’t embody ads or promoting , however affords solely 25% of the whole catalog of the platform, experiences Selection . That’s, it has a number of movies and incomplete seasons of the preferred collection, to arouse curiosity.
“13 years handed. Cease”.
Britney vs Spears. September 28 on Netflix. pic.twitter.com/kwj8APkaHG
– Netflix Latin America (@NetflixLAT) September 22, 2021
Netflix’s objective can be for this free content material to work as a ‘little style’ to persuade new customers to subscribe to a paid scheme and thus have the ability to benefit from the full catalog.
Though options similar to parental controls , profiles or suggestions might be maintained , customers will be unable to obtain content material to look at offline or ship it to televisions utilizing Chromecast or one other system.
Netflix’s new technique may compensate that since 2019 it eradicated the free trial month for brand spanking new subscribers in Mexico and different nations, one thing that earned it lots of criticism and discouraged potential customers from subscribing.
Netflix’s free service will roll out to all Kenyan customers within the coming weeks, and for now the corporate has not stated whether or not they are going to prolong it to different nations.