Streaming platform Netflix will host ‘StreamFest’ in India on December 5-6 that will allow non-subscribers to experience the service for free.
It will run through the entire weekend starting from December 5, 12:01 AM to December 6, 11:59 PM.
Non-users can sign up with their name, email or phone number, and password – and start streaming without any payment.
In order to counter any possible surge in traffic, Netflix will limit the number of people which it allows to stream at the same time. In such cases, Netflix will show a message saying “StreamFest is at capacity.” You will also be notified when you can start streaming again.
Here is the tweet by Netflix on Twitter regarding the overwhelming response to StreamFest.
Due to the overwhelming response to StreamFest, you might be seeing the message “StreamFest is at capacity”.
You could give us your email ID or phone number at https://t.co/pcAEKoyThA and we’ll let you know within the week when you can get your two days of free Netflix.
— Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) December 5, 2020
How to register:
- Download the Netflix Android/iOS app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
- Register using your email ID or phone number.
- Start using Netflix.
Currently, Netflix offers monthly subscription plans across three price slabs of ₹499, ₹649, and ₹799, respectively, apart from the ₹199 mobile-only pack. Its competitors like Amazon Prime Videos, Hotstar and ZEE5 offer their services at cheaper subscription rates, ranging between ₹99-299 a month and ₹999 annually.
During this one-time fest, everyone in India, irrespective of having a subscription o, will be able to get free access to all Netflix originals, films, popular series, award-winning documentaries, practically everything that is available on one of the most popular streaming apps in India.
Those logging onto StreamFest will be able to access every feature that members currently use like creating Profiles (including Kids’ Profiles), set Parental Controls, browse Netflix in Hindi, add series or films to ‘My List’, watch with subtitles or dubs, use Smart Downloads on mobile, and see the Top 10 list