Here are the way to try and get some free access to Netflix, Disney+Hotstar or Amazon Prime this weekend as you start 2021
Today is the last day of 2020 and while many of us might say good riddance, given the social distancing norms, grand celebrations are very unlikely. If you are planning for a quiet way to celebrate New Year's Eve 2021, there are plenty of streaming services to consider. But more importantly, if you've been holding out against paying for any of these, there are some ways to access the big names like Disney+ Hotstar, Netflix, Zee5 and Amazon Prime Video for free.
Netflix used to offer a one month free trial, but that stopped. There was also Netflix StreamFest in December, which offered the service free for two days. Unlike other services, most telecos don't offer Netflix free as an option. However, VI (formerly Vodafone-Idea) does just that if you sign up for a new postpaid connection and get the RedX plan or higher.
The RedX plan, which starts at Rs 1099 per month and includes a six month lock-in period, comes with one year of Netflix free. The plan offers one of year Netflix on your TV & Mobile, worth Rs 5988 per year, which is the one year amount for the plan starting at Rs 499.
Once you get the Vodafone connection, you can get the Netflix offer by setting up a new account or to an existing Netflix account. The amount is credited straight to your Netflix account, and you will be able to enjoy the service for free for a year. You can also opt for the more expensive plans on Netflix, but then this credited amount will run out faster. Anyone with an existing RedX plan can also avail the free Netflix offer.
Jio also offers free Netflix subscription with all of its postpaid plans, but this is limited to the most basic mobile-only subscription, which is the Rs 199 plan. In this plan, the service is only available on your smartphone.
In order to activate Netflix, customers need to install MyJio app on their phones and then login with JioPostPaid Plus credentials and click on the “Activate Now” on Netflix banner on the app's homepage.
After that they need to login to Netflix with an existing Netflix account or by creating a new one and Netflix will be instantly activated.
Finally, there's always a solution of asking your friends or family members for their Netflix password, provided they are feeling generous. Just ask them for the username and password, and get started. But remember, even with the highest plan only four screens can be live simultaneously.