Getting free Netflix is possible if you sign up for a 1-month free trial with Netflix (NLFX). I have been using Netflix for almost two years now, and I sometimes wonder what I’d do without it for my entertainment fix. Depending on my schedule and mood, I can choose to receive DVDs by mail, or watch many great movies and TV series through their instant streaming. Before you sign up for a Netflix free trial, read this review to find out more about the pros and cons of Netflix.
Netflix’s Growing Popularity
Netflix is a hugely popular DVD rental company in the U.S., well-known for its value-for-money online subscription service. By offering a new customers a free Netflix trial, they are hoping those who sign up for the trial will end up being a customer. With over 23 million subscribers in the U.S. and Canada, they are proving themselves to be ahead of the competition. In fact, they have added 3.3 million customers in just the first 3 months of 2011. While subscribers are dropping over at Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA), Netflix is becoming increasingly popular.
How To Get Your Netflix 1-Month Free Trial
Netflix gives you access to thousands of movies through DVD rentals and instant watching. Here’s how Netflix works:
- For just $7.99 a month, you can instantly watch unlimited movies and TV episodes streaming over the Internet to your computer, TV or internet connected Blu-ray players, Wii, PS3, Xbox 360, Apple iPhone or iPad
- To receive DVDs by mail, plans start from as low as $9.99 per month
- Select a list of movies and TV episodes you want to receive. This is your queue
- For mail rental, the next DVD on your queue will be mailed once you return a DVD
- Watch your DVD for as long as you like, with no late fees
- Shipping is included both ways
I would say that the web streaming aspect of Netflix is a winning point for me. For a low cost, there’s no limit on how many shows you can watch. Why spend more money on a DVD when you can watch it digitally at a much lower cost?
As for its cons, Netflix doesn’t have too many. If you want to watch shows or movies through instant streaming, you should have decent Internet speed, otherwise it would affect the quality of what you are watching. Also, if you rent their DVDs by mail, there’s a turnaround time of around 3 days – 1 day to return it, 1 day for Netflix to process it, and 1 day for it to be mailed to you.
Also, since Netflix isn’t cable TV, its “new” shows aren’t really that brand new. Two pay TV services, Starz and Showtime, have both announced that Netflix subscribers will no longer be able to watch any of the series that are first running on cable, such as “Californication” and “Dexter” after the current deal ends this summer. But to Netflix’s credit, they have managed to up the ante. Netflix said early this month that it had acquired streaming rights to “Mad Men“, a very popular series showing on cable channel AMC. It had also acquired the rights to “House of Cards”, a new series starring actor Kevin Spacey, even before it shows on any cable channel.
If Netflix continues to improve on its offerings and to go after shows not yet seen on cable, I’m sure this is just the beginning of greater things to come from Netflix.
Netflix 1-Month Free Trial Details
You will need a credit card and a U.S. mailing address to start the 1-month free trial. Click on “Start Membership” during the registration process, and your membership which includes the free trial, will begin. Just cancel anytime during your 1-month free membership, and you will not be charged. To take advantage of the free trial, pick your movies to watch as soon as you can! If you enjoy the experience and would like to continue with Netflix, do nothing and your membership will automatically continue at the monthly subscription rate for the plan you chose! Only new sign-ups and certain former Netflix employees are eligible for this special offer.