Netflix's New Free-To-Watch Gambit Comes With a Very Dumb Catch


Some of the popular titles that you can now stream without having to purchase a plan are Strangers Things, Bird Box, Grace and Frankie, Murder Mystery, Two Popes, and many more. Only the first episode of each show is available, but the streaming giant will allow users to watch entire movies for free.

Good news for those without a Netflix account.

The free access offer is available on Windows, Mac desktops, and browsers on Android.

Before each episode is a 30-second, skippable advert.

"The selection may change from time to time, so watch now!" the site says.

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To All the Boys I've Loved Before was made available to US users before its sequel launched earlier this year. It would be nice to think that Netflix is doing this charitably by making more of its content available to people who can't afford a subscription amid the pandemic, but that might be too generous.

The streaming service has recently made a number of its documentaries, including 13th, Babies, Chasing Coral, and Knock Down the House, available on YouTube.

Netflix said it expects to add 2.5 million paying subscribers in the third quarter, down from the 10.1 million it added in the prior period.

It is also facing competition from other mediums, like video games including Fortnite, which Netflix says is a bigger factor to its health than HBO.