Netflix offers free streaming of 'Bird Box,' 'Stranger Things' and more

Netflix offers free streaming of 'Bird Box,' 'Stranger Things' and more

It seems like everyone and their mother has a Netflix subscription, so why does this streaming giant feel the need to expand their outreach even further?

Variety reports that Netflix has rolled out a new "Watch Free" site, available to anybody worldwide.

Viewers can watch the entirety of select films including Netflix originals like Bird Box, Murder Mystery, and The Two Popes. Many original movies and series will be free to stream. These titles, as well as seven others, will be available to watch for free globally. Global lockdowns have padded out Netflix's user numbers by an additional 16 million+ , and this ploy seems less like capitulation to the ad-supported model than an attempt to get the rest of the known universe to subscribe.

"We're looking at different marketing promotions to attract new members and give them a great Netflix experience", A Netflix rep told Gadgets 360.

Users can watch free content through web browser on their computers.

Netflix has always stood out from many of its competitors by eschewing an ad-supported model since its inception, no matter how hard its investors begged the company to consider otherwise.

This isn't the first time that Netflix has offered free content for non-paying users. In India too, Netflix offered the first episode of Bard of Blood, an Indian show, free of cost. This past April, it made a selection of 10 documentary films and series available for free on YouTube, positioned as a resource for home-bound teachers and students.

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