6 Ways To Get Netflix for Free

Discover secret loopholes and smart strategies to enjoy Netflix without paying a dime.
Updated Dec. 5, 2023
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Many of us can’t get enough of Netflix. From “House of Cards” to “Orange Is the New Black,” the content streaming service has viewers everywhere — and their non-paying friends — hooked.

Last spring, Netflix cracked down on password sharing, charging members $7.99 per head to add a friend or family member outside your household to your account. In addition, Netflix has a strict “no free trial” policy.

Fortunately, there are still plenty of ways you can keep more money in your bank account by getting Netflix for free. Here are six of them.

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Get free Netflix through T-Mobile

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T-Mobile subscribers can get a free Netflix subscription with most Go5G plans.

Depending on the plan and number of T-Mobile lines you have, subscribers can get a free Netflix Basic plan (one screen) or Netflix Standard plan (two screens).

Sign up for free Netflix through Comcast Xfinity

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Comcast Xfinity subscribers can select a subscription bundle that includes Netflix. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you can take advantage of the deal by linking your new or existing Netflix account.

While Netflix isn’t wholly free in this scenario, it’s a way to get Netflix without having to purchase it directly. Think of it this way: It’s a free add-on for a cable, phone, or internet service that you’re already using.

Ask for Netflix gift cards in your wedding registry

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Are you getting married? Consider asking for Netflix gift cards in your wedding registry. Remind people that this is truly a gift you will use every single day.

Your wedding guests can purchase a Netflix gift card for you starting at just $15. And it allows you to have a shared experience with far-away friends and family: You can simultaneously watch and discuss the same shows.

You can ask for Netflix gift cards directly. Or add Netflix gift cards to registries on The Knot, MyRegistry.com, and other gifting sites.

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Request Netflix gift cards for birthdays and holidays

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Ask for Netflix gift cards whenever your birthday or a holiday, such as Christmas or Hanukkah, rolls around.

Not only does this essentially give you access to free Netflix, but it makes life easy for friends and loved ones. All they have to do is make a quick gift card purchase instead of agonizing over what to buy for you.

Subscribe to Netflix occasionally instead of every month

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One way to get Netflix almost — but not entirely — free is to be strategic with when you subscribe. If you plan your binge-watching right, you might be able to get away with subscribing to Netflix for just a few months out of the year.

In the months when you binge-watch Netflix, drop a service like Hulu. The following month, drop Netflix and return to Hulu.

Of course, this won’t allow you to get Netflix — or other streaming services — for free. But if you can drop from five streaming services each month to just one or two, you'll reap major savings.

Use credit card rewards to get free Netflix

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Many top credit cards offer rewards perks when you make purchases. If your card offers cash back, you can use this money to purchase Netflix.

Technically, that’s not free. But it’s pretty close.

Bottom line

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Many Netflix fans are still smarting over how the streaming giant has quashed password sharing. But this doesn’t mean you have to shell out between $6.99 and $19.99 a month to get your own subscription.

Using phone plans, rewards credit cards, or other strategies, you can keep more money in your wallet by scoring Netflix for free or cheap.

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