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How to take advantage of a Netflix free trial

If you're thinking about taking Netflix for a test-drive there are a couple of things you need to know.

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Netflix has cancelled its free trial offering. You can find all of the information about the decision here.

Instead of free trials, Netflix is currently offering a 30-day upgrade for anyone who signs up for the service. So if you sign up for the platform’s Basic plan, you’ll be upgraded to the Standard plan for 30 days free of additional cost. On the same note, if you sign up for the Standard plan, you’ll be upgraded to the Premium plan for the first month. There are currently no promotions available for users who sign up to the Premium plan from the get-go.

All Netflix plans offer access to the streaming giant’s entire catalogue of TV shows and movies. The difference between them is based on video quality and number of allowed simultaneous streams. The Basic plan, which costs $9.99 a month, lets you watch in SD quality on 1 device at a time. The Standard plan, which costs $13.99, supports 2 simultaneous streams and comes with HD quality. Finally, the Premium plan lets you watch on 4 devices at the same time, in 4K quality. This one costs $19.99 a month.

While the free trial offer is no longer available in Australia, it’s still running in selected markets where Netflix operates, including the US. If you're giving the service a go for the first time, check out our list of best Netflix TV shows and Netflix original movies to get started.

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Looking for other platforms that still offer free trials? Then take the streaming services below for a test-drive before deciding on a service that suits you:

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    sarrayJanuary 13, 2019

    I want to join Netflix. How do I go about it?

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      JoshuaJanuary 14, 2019Staff

      Hi Sarray,

      Thanks for getting in touch with finder. I hope all is well with you. :)

      You can join Netflix by visiting their website, create an account, and register. As long as you are a new customer, you can sign up for free. If you also want to know how to set up Netflix, please go here.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Joshua

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    DAugust 8, 2016

    Why is it that when I watch Netflix on my laptop it cost me in optus data and I pay a fee each month

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      ChesterAugust 10, 2016

      Hello D,

      Thanks for the question.

      As we all know Netflix is a streaming service. Right now it is a requirement to have a network to be able to access the page or use the app. It wouldn’t be possible to stream if you are not connected to the internet.

      Watching movies or TV shows on Netflix uses about 1 GB of data per hour for each stream of standard definition video, and up to 3 GB per hour for each stream of HD video. Adjusting the data usage settings for your account is the easiest way to reduce the amount of bandwidth used while watching Netflix. There are four data usage settings to choose from. Each estimate below is per stream:

      Low (0.3 GB per hour), Medium (SD: 0.7 GB per hour, High (Best video quality, up to 3 GB per hour for HD and 7 GB per hour for Ultra HD)
      Auto (Adjusts automatically to deliver the highest possible quality, based on your current Internet connection speed)

      To select a setting that works best for your Internet plan, navigate to the Your Account page and select Playback settings in the My Profile section. Please take note that it may take up to 8 hours for the changes to take effect. Restricting data usage may effect video quality while you are watching Netflix.

      I hope this helps.

      Cheers!
      Chester

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    JeniFebruary 26, 2016

    I currently use a t box to access presto thru my hd TVs. Can I use the t box to access Netflix thru my tv. Also how many tvs can you get Netflix on the standard plan and can I use a Netflix card instead of using my credit card on line. Thanks

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      BrodieMarch 1, 2016

      Hi Jeni,

      Thanks for contacting finder.com.au.

      – Yes, you can access Netflix through Telstra TV.
      – The Standard plan allows you to stream on two screens (the Basic, one, and the Premium, four).
      – Yes, you can use Netflix gift cards to top up your account. Netflix gift cards can be found at these locations.

      Thank you,
      Brodie

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    toddDecember 27, 2015

    I brought a new TV through Harvey Norman 2 weeks ago about came with a 6 month free trail for Netflix I was just wondering how I get this service free

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      BrodieDecember 30, 2015

      Hi Todd,

      We’ve got a comprehensive guide to setting up Netflix here.

      All the best,
      Brodie

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    LasDecember 15, 2015

    Hi How much Data I need to watch these movies we have only 12 Gb a month is that enough

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      BrodieDecember 21, 2015

      Hi there,

      Netflix uses about 1GB per hour for Standard Definition and 3GB per hour for High Definition, so you would go through 12GB rather quickly. I’d recommend check your area for NBN availability here.

      Thanks,
      Brodie

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    ataJune 29, 2015

    would like to get free trial
    ta

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