It’s April 2020, and most of the world is shut down and home quarantined due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Many people have been assigned Work from home (WFH) while various exams and academic years have been suspended. So many are wondering how to stay entertained in this quarantined life? The various online media service providers like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and many others are in demand. People are choosing TV series and movies over the news media on television. In such situations, many students are also subscribing to these networks.
TV series and Movies watching are some of the common practices among students. In school and college, students often live with a tight budget. According to the report, its is observed that 90% of American students are into binge-watching. It’s difficult for many to spend a few dollars on subscriptions like Netflix each month.
Are you one of them? If yes, do not worry. Grab a bucket of popcorn, chicken and fries as I will tell you how you can get student discount for Netflix subscription.
What is Netflix?
Netflix is the ultimate king of video-on-demand streaming service. You can enjoy movies, TV series anytime on your favorite device. Netflix is compatible with a wide variety of devices which include iPhone, iPad, Android, TV, Computer, Playstation, Xbox or any other gaming console. Netflix has 148 million subscriber base globally. But the ultimate leadership did not come to Netflix within a few days, months or years. Netflix was started back in 1997. Back then, the network used to rent DVDs online.
Is There Any Netflix Student Discount?
Coming straight to the point, Netflix does not offer any student discounts to their younger subscribers. However, there are few tricks that work like a charm which can get you Netflix account for a free or low cost.
Students life is tough. A tight budget busy schedule creates pressure. At such times online networks like Netflix are a pass time gateway for students.
At $7.99/month, Netflix offers a wide library of movies and TV series. But it’s not easy for all students to spend $8 per month from their tight budget. So we will see a few tricks which can make the pricing low or free.
Simple Tricks To Get Discount or a Free Netflix Account
The below-mentioned trick might not work for some but worked like a charm for me personally. So if it does not work, try a couple of more times.
- Create a new Netflix Account on your device. Note: It is observed that the trick does not work on iOS devices but iOS users can give a try.
- After creating a new account, click on Start your Free Month Trial button.
- While enjoying the free trial period of 30 days, cancel the subscription plan before the 30 days trial period ends.
- Netflix being the king of the market usually will send you an email with another free trial month as a part of marketing strategy.
- Click on the link and enjoy another period of 30 days free on Netflix. In such a way, you can get multiple trials.
- Continue doing the same process again and again. It is observed that Netflix usually lowers the price of its subscription for such users.
- Now subscribe when they lower the price and enjoy the unlimited access to movies and TV series.
Easy Ways To Reduce Cost of Netflix Subscription
Well, if the above method didn’t work for you, then the below-given methods can surely reduce the cost of Netflix subscription. Use any of the methods to save a few dollars each month.
Use Trial Versions To Save Money
As we mentioned above, Netflix allows its new users to try their platform for 30 days for free. So take advantage of this method.
Do not forget to cancel the subscription before the end of the trial period. Now, create a new account with a new email id and payment method and enjoy another trial period of 30 days. With this method, until you use all your payment methods, no penny will be charged.
Change the Netflix Subscription Plan To Basic
This might take you aback for a moment, but yes, changing the subscription to basic saves a good amount at the end of the year.
If you are alone or a family with 2 members, basic plan is perfect for you. At $7.99 per month, Netflix allows unlimited access to its platform.
Netflix Subscription Plan
So what’s the difference between Basic and Standard or Premium?
Well, in basic, you get a 1 screen which is enough for 2 people. The resolution in Standard is HD while in Premium is HD and Ultra HD. But in the basic plan, the resolution is set of 720p. If any of our readers trust me, the 720p quality isn’t bad.
So how to change the plan?
If you are convinced enough then login to Netflix. Then go to the right panel and select change plan. Change the plan to basic and the renewal amount will change in the upcoming month.
Split Netflix Subscription Bills Among Your Friends
This one is a simple, effective and very popular method among Netflix users. Subscribe for a premium plan and share the Netflix account with your friends.
The Premium account has 4 screens and if you split these bills among three other friends, the subscription becomes economical.
In a few bucks, you and your friends will get unlimited Netflix access in HD and Ultra HD quality.
Pay Netflix Subscription Bills Using Gift Card
This is not a method that works always. But yes, since we are people with tight pockets, using these tricks is essential.
Pay your Netflix subscription bills using gift cards you achieved from Google Play Store. We are sure about Amex Gift Cards and Google Play Store Gift cards but do not assure you regarding other gift cards.
To pay using a gift card, go to manage your profile and scroll down. There you will see the change payment method. Use this option and change the payment method to gift cards.