Popular streaming app Netflix has announced that it will make its streaming services in India free for two days. This means that users can watch any show or series of their choice without entering the card details or purchasing the subscription. In early October, the company had announced that Streamfest will allow all users to stream for 48 hours on Netflix at no cost.
The Streamfest will launch in India on December 5 and will be valid until December 6. The user can simply enter their name, email address and create a password to take advantage of the benefits of the offer. The promotional offer will allow users to view the entire Netflix catalog that includes movies, shows, documentaries and more.
Speaking of announcing the Streamfest trial in India, Netflix COO Greg Peters said during a conference call: “An idea that we are excited about, and we’ll see how it goes, we believe that giving everyone in a country access to Netflix for free for a weekend could be a great way to expose a group of new people to the amazing stories we have. Create a real event and hopefully get a group of those people to sign up. “
Users who sign up for streamfest will be able to browse content on Netflix, stream the app on their smart TV, game console, iOS and Android apps, and on PC. However, the transmission quality would be standard definition (SD).
Earlier this year, Netflix stopped offering a 30-day free trial in India. Then the company stopped offering a free trial in all other markets.
In an attempt to attract more subscribers in India, Netflix also introduced a low-cost mobile streaming plan at Rs 199. This means that the subscriber can watch shows on their Netflix app only by paying a monthly sum of Rs 199. Apart from This, Netflix came up with various short-term plans to suit the pockets of Indian subscribers.
“We have been working very hard to try to make our offering in India more competitive, more attractive to members and prospective members, and we have been doing a lot of different product functions, partnerships and payments integrations,” Netflix Director of Peters had told analysts about his plans in India.
Netflix is currently one of the most popular streaming apps in India. As competition, it has Amazon Prime, Disney + Hotstar, Zee5, Alt Balaji, Voot, and more in India.