Are Netflix movies free?

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Do you really need to pay to watch Netflix movies?

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if everything in life was free? It’s no wonder there are a lot of people asking if Netflix movies are free.

The simple answer is no. Netflix doesn’t make its content free to watch.

There is a “technically” type answer though that we’ll go into.

Netflix doesn’t have its free trial anymore

Just recently, Netflix shocked and disappointed everyone in the U.S. The 30-day free trial is no more.

That was always the way to get Netflix movies for free. There were many people who would sign up with email addresses for 30 days, cancel, and sign up with another email address.

That’s not possible anymore. In December 2020, there will be a two-day free trial. You’ve got two days to watch Netflix movies for free. But after that, you’ve got to pay.

Well, you could sign up with a different email address, but every two days? Isn’t that a lot of work?

Get Netflix movies with a friend

An option available is to sign up for Netflix with a friend. You could even piggyback off a partner or a family member.

Netflix has no problem with this. You can all create your own profiles, so you don’t end up getting recommended content for the other person.

Of course, you’ll need to do it with permission. It’s probably not going to be free if you split the subscription by a percentage based on how many people are signing up.

Get the movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Some Netflix movies are available to buy on DVD and Blu-ray. This isn’t always the case. It will depend on the production studio, and whether it’s a movie only licensed by Netflix or owned by Netflix.

Sure, it’s still not free, but it’s a cheaper cost. You can buy once and watch over and over again instead of having a subscription.

And no, you can’t record Netflix movies to keep the costs down that way.

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