If you’re like most parents, a Netflix subscription has been just as necessary as wine and stretchy pants during the quarantine. In many households, each family member has his or her own profile and there’s tons to watch for parents and kids alike. But if you’re one of those people yet to jump on the bandwagon, now’s your chance to access both movies and the first episodes of popular TV shows absolutely free.


That’s right, Netflix wants you to try them out so much that they’re offering up some really great entertainment without the subscription fee. The amazing part is you don’t even need to sign up or register in any way – just press play and watch.

“Netflix is the premiere destination for all your entertainment needs,” reads a message on the website. “But don’t take our word for it – check out some of our favorite movies and TV shows, absolutely free.”

Movies available to stream for free include “Murder Mystery” starring Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler, “Bird Box,” with Sandra Bullock and “The Two Popes” with Anthony Hopkins. TV shows you can see for free include “Stranger Things,” “Grace and Frankie” and for those seeking mindless but highly entertaining reality show fare to pair with that wine, “Love Is Blind.” There’s also “Boss Baby: Back in Business” for the kiddos.

Of course, Netflix is counting on the likelihood that after seeing one episode of their shows, you’ll want to watch more and subscribe. But that may not be such a bad thing – after all, you’ll finally get to see why everyone was talking about “Tiger King” and shows like “Unorthodox” and “Lovesick” are definitely binge-worthy contenders for your downtime. Plus, favorites such as “Sam & Cat” (starring a younger Ariana Grande!), the new, animated “Carmen Sandiego” and the strangely exciting “Floor Is Lava” will keep your kids entertained for when you give them a little screen time.