Netflix free trial has been discontinued, but you can still watch content without a subscription plan.
Netflix used to offer a one-month free trial in order to attract new subscribers. But, that ended last year with the Netflix StreamFest 2020, and now, it is compulsory for users to buy a Netflix subscription plan to watch content on the platform. However, there are still a few ways to avoid buying a Netflix subscription plan in India, which starts at Rs 199 a month. Popular telcos and ISPs such as Jio and Vi offer a free subscription to the streaming platform with select recharge plans. You can not only stream Netflix for free with these recharge packs but also enjoy benefits such as free voice calls and the internet, among other things. Read on to find out, how you can watch Netflix for free in India:
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Jio is offering a free subscription to Netflix with its newly launched Postpaid Plus plans. These plans start at Rs 399 and go up to Rs 1,499. The base Rs 399 Jio Postpaid Plan is bundled with 75GB data, unlimited voice calls and SMSes, and 200GB data with rollover benefit. If you slightly up the ladder, there is Rs 599 JioPostpaid Plus Plan, which is bundled with 100GB data and one additional SIM card with Family Plan. Jio PostpaidPlus also has Rs 799 and Rs 899 plans in its portfolio. The Rs 799 Jio postpaid plan ships with 150GB data and two additional SIM cards with a Family plan, while the Rs 899 plan offers 200GB data, with up to 500GB rollover benefit, and three additional SIM cards with a Family plan.
The top-end Rs 1,499 Jio Postpaid Plus tariff has 300GB data, with up to 500GB rollover benefit, and Unlimited voice calls and data benefits in UAE and USA. In addition to Netflix, JioPostpaid Plus also offers a subscription to Disney+ Hotstar and Amazon Prime membership.
How to activate your free Netflix subscription
Similar steps can also be used to activate Disney+ Hotstar and Amazon Prime membership.
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Vi customers can avail free subscription to Netflix with a Rs 1,099 VIP postpaid plan. The plan comprises unlimited data, 100 SMSes/ month, ISD calls to the USA and Canada at 50p/min, the UK at Rs 3/min, unlimited voice calls anywhere in India, and access to international and domestic airport lounges at no extra cost. The Rs 1,099 Vi Postpaid plan also includes a one-year membership to Amazon Prime and Zee5 premium.
Vi customers can follow these steps to activate a free Netflix subscription
Jio Fiber offers a subscription to a bunch of OTT platforms and Netflix is among them. The Netflix plan that you get depends on the broadband tariff. The Rs 1,499 Jio Fiber plan offers a basic subscription to Netflix, which is worth Rs 499, whereas the Rs 2,499 tariff is bundled with Netflix Standard subscription, which otherwise costs Rs 649 per month. The Rs 3,999 and Rs 8,499 Jio Fiber broadband plans are available with Netflix Standard and Netflix Premium accounts respectively.
Jio Fiber users can activate Netflix subscriptions by downloading the Jio app and taping on the Netflix activation banner.
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Netflix plans are divided into four categories: Mobile, Basic, Standard, and Premium. While the catalogue of the content remains the same, the plans differ in terms of resolution and screens. The Netflix Mobile plan is priced at Rs 199, whereas the Basic and Standard plans cost Rs 499 and Rs 649/ month. The Netflix premium account is worth Rs 899.
JioPostpaid Plus offers a free subscription to the Netflix Mobile-only plan, which is worth Rs 199. As the name would suggest, the plan will only work on mobile phones. You can only stream content in SD on one screen at a time.
You get a subscription to Netflix’s Basic account, which is worth Rs 499 plan. The benefits of this plan include the ability to stream content on big screens as well as mobile phones in SD. It works on just one screen at a time.
Rs 1,499 Jio Fiber plan offers Netflix’s Basic subscription, which otherwise costs Rs 499. The Rs 2,499 and Rs 3,999 tariffs come with a Netflix Standard subscription, while the Rs 8,499 Jio broadband tariff is available with the Netflix Premium plan.