You can now watch a few TV programmes and films for free on Netflix – you don’t even need to create a Netflix account to do it. Go to netflix.com/watch-free and you can stream some Netflix Originals – ie, shows and movies made exclusively for Netflix – without paying a penny.
At the time of writing, the free films – which you can watch in full – include Bird Box (starring Sandra Bullock and John Malkovich), Murder Mystery (with Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler) and Two Popes (Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce).
The free series available, of which you can only watch the first episode, include Stranger Things, Our Planet and Grace and Frankie. While you only get a very limited sample of each show, it allows you to check them out so you can decide if it’s worth signing up to see more.
Unfortunately you can’t get Netflix for free on iOS devices such as Apple iPhones and iPads as iOS browsers are not supported, but you can access it on Android phones and tablets or via laptop or desktop computer.