Who doesn’t want free subscriptions to Netflix or any other OTT? Here’s how you can watch your favorite movies and TV shows on various OTT channels, including Netflix, Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video, Zee 5, and more!
How to get Netflix free this New Year 2021
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 telcos 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 of the free Netflix offer.
Jio also offers a 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 the MyJio app on their phones and then login with JioPostPaid Plus credentials and click on the “Activate Now” on the Netflix banner on the app’s homepage.
After that, they need to login into 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.
How To Get Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, and Zee5 For Free in 2021.
The yearly subscription to Amazon Prime Video costs Rs. 999 and the monthly subscription comes at Rs. 129. Also, there is a 30-day free trial offered to the customers.
The subscription of Disney+Hotstar’s VIP service costs Rs 399 per year and the Premium subscription costs Rs 1499 per year. Disney+Hotstar does offer some content for free, but it is riddled with advertisements, and the originals and other Disney+ content is not offered in the free plan.
The VIP subscription also does not offer any access to the Disney+ originals or the English content and is limited only to the dubbed content. There are some telecom providers who offer a subscription to both these services for free with some of their plans.
Jio postpaid plan users are offered a free subscription to Amazon Prime and Disney+ Hotstar VIP as a part of these plans. The postpaid plans by Jio range from Rs. 399 to Rs. 1499 and they all offer the same benefits in terms of access to these OTT platforms.
Jio’s page also states that for the Disney+Hotstar VIP’s subscription, the customers will need to sign in to the platform’s app through the same mobile number and after logging in, the customers will be able to enjoy all the benefits of the Disney + Hotstar VIP subscription.
Also, Jio has specified that if customers want to continue getting Disney + Hotstar VIP subscription for one year, the user will need to be on an active postpaid plus plan from the company. Also, the annual subscription will begin on the date of the purchase of the eligible plan.
Jio also offers one-year free membership to Amazon Prime to all eligible postpaid plans and these features will be offered on all postpaid plans. As per the details on Jio’s pages, the feature will also be offered on all postpaid plans.
Customers can also avail one year of Amazon Prime membership which is usually offered at Rs. 999 at no extra charges. However, they will be automatically charged for the annual prime membership at the end of the year at the prevailing market price.
Airtel postpaid users with plans worth Rs 499 and higher come with free Amazon Prime membership for one year, along with free access to Disney+Hotstar’s VIP subscription for one year, similar to that of Jio’s plans.
The prepaid customers of Airtel can get the ZEE5 Premium subscription along if they buy the Rs 289 plan, which also offers unlimited calls, and 1.5GB of data per day. The validity of this plan is for 28 days. There also is a prepaid plan worth Rs. 349 which comes with one-month Amazon Prime membership, 2GB data per day, unlimited calls, and 100 daily SMS for 28 days.
Apart from that, Airtel also offers a data-only plan of Rs 400, under which, customers will be offered free access to Disney+Hotstar VIP for one year.
Also, there are the regular postpaid plans by VI which offer access to Amazon Prime Video and ZEE5 subscriptions. For this, customers will need to visit the Vi app and claim the free offer. Also, Amazon Prime service is also available for one year in the VI postpaid plans. The prepaid plans include a Rs 409 plan, which offers one-year ZEE5 Premium access, unlimited voice calls, 90GB of total data, and 100 SMS/day.