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Why can't you see if there is anything worth watching on Netflix without subscribing first

Mellick Forumite Posts: 16
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I was thinking of re-subscribing to Netflix, but it seems it is Netflix's policy to not let you see what shows and movies they have until you pay for a monthly subscription, but I am not sure if they have anything I will be interested in watching. I thought I must be missing a link somewhere on the site that will show me what shows and movies they have available but no I couldn't find it. I called the number on the website and asked how I could see what shows/movies they had to offer, before deciding if I wanted to subscribe.

The lady asked me what shows and movies I wanted to watch and she would look and see if they were available, but I just want to see what is available and decide if it was worth subscribing.

According to the lady I spoke to, Netflix can only show you what shows and movies they have available once you have paid for a monthly subscription. She suggested I  subscribe for a month and if I wasn't happy with the content I could always cancel at the end of the month

I cant think of any other business that wants you to pay for a service before they will allow you to see what content the service provides. This seems a bit like walking into a restaurant and asking for a menu and being told you have to pay for an unknown meal upfront and only then can you see what is available on the menu.

Maybe it is just me, but I find this a really bizarre business practice. 


  • Mellick
    Mellick Forumite Posts: 16
    Sixth Anniversary 10 Posts
    400ixl said:
    Thank you, that is really helpful and much appreciated.
  • Bigphil1474
    Bigphil1474 Forumite Posts: 1,931
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    OP, there's 3 main options - ask someone who does subscribe to let you have a look, or as above look on any of the numerous sites that provide lists of what's on Netflix. They mainly tend to tell you what has been added recently, although you can usually find out what you need to know. They can be a lot more work than option 3 - subscribe for a month on the lowest package, have a look, and then cancel if you don't want to continue.
  • wild666
    wild666 Forumite Posts: 2,019
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    If you use a different card and email address and you might be able to get a free period to see what's on offer from Netflix
    Someone please tell me what money is
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