Streaming Streaming TV, Movies, & More 282 282 people found this article helpful How to Get Netflix for Free Tips and tricks to watch Netflix content without paying—legally by Jeremy Laukkonen Writer Jeremy Laukkonen is tech writer and the creator of a popular blog and video game startup. He also ghostwrites articles for numerous major trade publications. our editorial process Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Jeremy Laukkonen Updated on October 15, 2020 reviewed by Kayla Dube Lifewire Tech Review Board Member Kayla Dube has 4+ years' experience in videography and filmmaking. She frequently works in production with indie film companies. our review board Article reviewed on May 18, 2020 Kayla Dube Streaming TV, Movies, & More Netflix Hulu Disney+ Prime Video Apple TV+ Favorite Events Tweet Share Email Netflix is a streaming service with a ton of great content, including original shows and movies you can't watch anywhere else. Between increasing membership fees, and tough economic times, not everyone can afford to subscribe, but there are a few ways to watch Netflix for free. Tired of Netflix? Try these alternatives If you're hoping to find ways to get more Netflix free trials, don't get too excited. Netflix has ended free trials in the US, with the reasoning that it's free to cancel your subscription anytime. Share Netflix Accounts With Friends or Family The basic Netflix plan only allows you to watch one show or movie at a time, but the standard and premium plans allow you to watch multiple things on multiple devices. With the standard plan, you can watch up to two things at once, and the premium plan allows you to stream up to four shows or movies at the same time. The basic Netflix plan doesn't support HD streaming, so if you know anyone with a Netflix subscription, there's a good chance they have the standard or premium plan. If they trust you enough to give you their password, you can log in and watch whatever you want without interfering with their binge-watching. How to Share Your Netflix Account Netflix allows you to create up to five separate profiles, each of which can have their own watch lists and recommendations. This allows you to share your account without your friends or family clogging up your recommendations with shows you have no interest in. Here's how to set up a separate Netflix profile: Navigate to Netflix.com. Select your user icon in the upper right corner. If you see the Who's watching? screen; skip down to Step 3. Select Manage Profiles. Select Add Profile. Enter a name for the new profile, and select CONTINUE. Select DONE. You cannot assign a different password to each profile. New profiles log in using the same email and password you use. Only share your Netflix account with family members and friends you trust. As the account holder, you're responsible for the actions taken by anyone you allow to use your account. How to Get a Free Netflix Perk From Your Phone or Cable Company Some companies, including cell phone providers and cable companies, offer promotions that include a free Netflix account. This isn't exactly free since you need to buy something to get it, but it is a valid way to get Netflix without paying for it directly. If you're in the market for a new phone or cable provider anyway, it may be worth checking to see if this would be a good deal. And if you're already a customer of a company that provides free Netflix, there's no downside to taking advantage of the offer. For more information, contact your phone or cable company and ask if they offer any plans that provide free access to services like Netflix, Hulu, or HBO Go. How to Get Netflix for Free With T-Mobile T-Mobile throws in a Netflix account at no extra charge, but the deal isn't available for all customers. If you opt for a plan that doesn't require a credit check or a prepaid plan, the free Netflix offer is off the table. Here's how to get free Netflix from T-Mobile: Sign up for a T-Mobile One plan. Make sure you don't opt for a prepaid or no credit check plan. Add at least one additional line to your plan. The free Netflix offer is only available if you have at least two lines. Opt-in to the Netflix On Us feature. Wait for a text message from T-Mobile, and follow the instructions. T-Mobile may change the terms of service for Netflix at any time. How to Get Netflix for Free With Verizon Verizon also offers free Netflix, but it isn't for cellular customers. The only way to take advantage of this offer is to sign up for Verizon's FIOS TV, and it isn't available with all plans. You may be able to get free Netflix from Verizon. Here's how to get free Netflix from Verizon: Sign up for FIOS TV. Make sure you choose a triple play package that includes television, phone, and internet. Your account must be active for 31 days before you can qualify, and you'll get an email from Verizon when you can redeem your Netflix reward. Once you're eligible, log in to your Verizon account and follow the instructions. Verizon may change the terms of service for Netflix from time to time.