Netflix Free Trial


If you’re considering renting movies online, a good way to test the waters is to sign up for the Netflix free trial. In this article, I’ll discuss the fine print of the free one month membership, plus I’ll go over some of the basic information regarding Netflix, the leading online movie rental service in the United States.

Free Trial Limitation

First off, it should be noted that if you or any other member of your household has been a Netflix subscriber within the last 12 months, you won’t be eligible to take part in the free trial. Furthermore, those taking part in the free trial are only allowed to have one movie out at a time, although you may also watch an unlimited number of streaming movies via the Netflix website.

What Netflix Offers

Netflix has a library of over 100,000 movies and television shows on DVD and Blu-ray disc (subscribers must pay an extra $2 per month to rent Blu-ray movies). Depending on your subscription plan, you can have as few as two or as many as eight movies out at a time. These DVDs will be shipped to your home, and returns are made by simply dropping them back in your mailbox (postage is pre-paid). As soon as Netflix receives a movie that you’ve returned, the next film in your queue will be sent out. Netflix has over 100 shipping points across the United States, meaning that 97% of their customers will receive their next selection one day after it has been mailed out.

Another important feature of Netflix is their no late fees policy. When you receive a movie, you may keep it for one day, 100 days, or any other length of time. You’ll never be charged a late fee.

Netflix members will have access to the following categories:

Action & Adventure 
Anime & Animation 
Children & Family 
Faith & Spirituality 
Gay & Lesbian 
Music & Musicals 
Sci-Fi & Fantasy 
Special Interest 
Sports & Fitness 

How to Watch Netflix Movies

Customers have a number of options for how to watch their Netflix DVDs or Blu-ray discs. The standard option is to get a movie through the mail and watch it on your DVD or Blu-ray player. With a special connection through your Wii, PS3, or XBox 360, you can also watch streaming movies on your television set. The same goes for your Mac or PC, although the selection of films available for instant viewing is more limited than those received through the mail.

Netflix Pricing Plans

The following are the Netflix pricing plans that full-fledged members can choose from. Each amount listed below is charged monthly, and keep in mind that having access to Blu-ray discs will add an additional $2 per month to your bill. Unlimited instant viewing comes will all subscription plans.

$8.99 – 1 DVD out at a time 
$13.99 – 2 DVDs out at a time 
$16.99 – 3 DVDs out at a time 
$23.99 – 4 DVDs out at a time 
$29.99 – 5 DVDs out at a time 
$35.99 – 6 DVDs out at a time 
$41.99 – 7 DVDs out at a time 
$47.99 – 8 DVDs out at a time