Film and TV fans can now watch some of the biggest Netflix hits of recent years completely free -without signing up for a subscription to the streaming platform.
And the deal is completely legal – meaning you don’t have to risk any dodgy apps or malware while watching pirate versions of hits such as Stranger Things and Bird Box.
Netflix is making its content freely available through a web browser page – although you won’t be able to watch on a Smart TV or via the Netflix app on your phone or tablet.
Among the free original content are the first episodes of hit Netflix shows such as Stranger Things and Elite, along with full movies such as Sandra Bullock film Bird Box, reports The Mirror.
The free content will be available in more than 200 countries, according to OnlyTech.
Netflix has taken on an additional 25.86 million subscribers signing up during the first half of 2020. This is almost as many as their number of new subscribers for the whole of 2019.
The first episodes of series that Netflix will make available are sci-fi drama Stranger Things, raunchy teen drama Elite, animated comedy series Boss Baby, true crime drama series When They See Us, reality dating show Love is Blind, documentary series Our Planet, and US sitcom Grace and Frankie.
Meanwhile, films that will be free to watch are Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston’s hit comedy Murder Mystery, Sandra Bullock’s frightening thriller Bird Box, and Oscar-nominated drama The Two Popes, which stars Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins as two members of the Catholic clergy caught up in some serious and funny debating.
A Netflix spokesman told Fox News : “We’re looking at different marketing promotions to attract new members and give them a great Netflix experience.”
Netflix is hoping to give non-subscribers a change to get a taste of the content they offer in the hope they do subscribe.