Netflix Stops Free Trial Offer For US & UK

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Sad news for anyone wanting to test out Netflix before they pay for a subscription in the US and the UK. For years the streaming service has offered users the chance to ‘try before you buy’. And while offering a free service for 30-days has been a successful business strategy, the company is no longer offering the trial in the United Kingdom and the United States.

If viewers were unsure whether they would like to join the 192 millions subscribers worldwide, they could enjoy all the content Netflix has to offer for one month. After the trial, users could then decide whether they would like to continue paying monthly for tons of content that Netflix provides. But that free-trial will no long be available to a number of countries. This will definitely stop people creating a new email account every month!

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Netflix announced this:

“Free trials are not available, but you can still sign up and take advantage of all Netflix has to offer. There are no contracts, no cancellation fees, and no commitments. You have the freedom to change your plan or cancel online at any time if you decide Netflix isn’t for you”. While the UK and the US can no longer use the trial, other countries still have the ability to trial the service for a period of time.

This comes in the same week that Netflix is considering removing a feature that many users can’t wait to get rid of. While millions of us have been thoroughly entertained by Netflix over the past number of months, Netflix has been reminding us all to stop binging as hard as we have been! Netflix could be removing the ‘Are You Still Watching‘ feature, as many of us prefer to continue watching series without any interruptions. No free trial and no interruptions, what is going on!

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Do you think this is a good idea or not?

We’d love to know what you think about Netflix’s choice to remove free-trials from the US and the UK. Do you think this could affect business or not? With the recent Cuties controversy causing users to cancel their subscriptions, this could mean bad news…